I did a complete 180 on my diet by eating Paleo at the beginning of April, and now 30 days in, I haven't seen much weight loss. I started at 170lbs, and now I'm about 165lbs (I still have a lot of fat to lose, especially at being 5'3). I meal prep for the week, so I take the guess work out during the week. This is what a normal day looks for me:
Breakfast: 2 Hardboiled eggs, hot tea
Mid Morning Snack: 1 piece of fruit (banana or orange)
Lunch: Cauliflower "rice" (cauliflower, mushrooms, green onions), small piece of sweet potato, and then I either have: sausage, chicken or beef
Dinner: Looks very similar to lunch, meat will vary depending what I had for lunch
I sleep well during the week, I'm not stressed out, I work out 3x a week (@ Crossfit), and I go to yoga 1-2x a week.
The only thing I *think* it could be are the eggs every morning? Is there a limit for eggs/week? Or maybe even the cuts of meat I have? I know Paleo is all about meats, veggies, fats, etc, but I haven't been able to find anywhere about fattier types of meat: i.e. sausage, chicken thighs, etc and if that could be making a difference? I limit my fruit to 1x a day so I don't think it's that either. Any help/pointers will be greatly appreciated :)
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5lb in 30 days sounds like a very healthy rate of weight loss. I understand your impatience as I am definitely a results now person but these things do take time. All I can suggest is you find some tool for focussing your attention away from thinking about food and weight loss. Frightening as it is, a year is no amount of time and even if you don't keep going at the same rate of weight loss, you could be transformed in 12 months, or much less!
I think we put so much stress on ourself to be a certain size. I am sure you look fantastic
I did not lose much weight either, but I lost 5 inches all over my body. I encourage you to measure yourself. I bet you are losing inches.
I don't see much, if any fat here, so I would absolutely add some. Also, I'd eliminate bananas and instead do berries (lower sugar). You may also try adding intermittent fasting once or twice per week and/or cycling your calories. For example: 1200 cals one day, 1500 the next, IF for a day so maybe 500 cal, then back to 1200 then back to 1500. Basically, don't let your body get too used to something.