Why was I leaner on a SAD than the paleo diet. Mod protein mod carbs low fat compared to mod protein high'ish fats low carb? Training has not changed... Please hack my thoughts
asked byrunner_79_1 (35)
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on September 07, 2013
at 12:44 AM
You may be eating more calories, or low carb does not suit you - especially if you are doing a lot of training.
Try paleo with more carbs and less fat and see how you feel / train etc
on November 07, 2011
at 01:28 AM
You're not alone with this one. In fact I think you might be the third thread this week alone.
High-fat means more calories than you were eating before, so look there first. Try counting calories on your current diet and see if you can pare down your intake and lose the extra fat that way.
Outside of that, low carb paleo plus cardio seems to induce fat gain in some people (especially thin ones!) You can easily do mod protein, mod carbs, low fat 'paleo' style. Or you could just try increasing carbs without going truly low fat, but watching your calories.
There is no real reason for a thin person or an athlete/runner to eat low in carbs, IMO. I'm thin and active and low carb made me feel crappy, there are tons of other thin people on PH who it also does not agree with.