I've been doing paleo for approximately 8 weeks now. I'm a very fussy eater so it's been an interesting few weeks trying different foods and trying to get some variety into my diet.
I loved it at first - I lost approximately 4 kilos, gained some muscle and was feeling great. However over the past 2 weeks I've been feeling very bloated in my stomach and a bit gassy :| Out of the 4 kilos I lost, I've put 1.5 back on and I feel like my thighs and stomach were bigger than when I first started paleo.
I'm not sure if:
- I've just put on weight. I've put a typical day's food diary below. Am I eating too much protein? Not enough fats? Please tell me what I'm doing wrong as I know I'm missing things
- If I'm just bloated and that is causing the weight gain
Can anyone please help? I'd really like to lose those kilos again. I work out quite a lot so not sure why I'd gain weight
Breakfast: 4 x eggs, Bacon, Tomato, Basil
Snack: Small handful of almonds and 1 banana
Lunch: Chicken salad with garlic, cos lettuce, bacon, paleo caesar sauce
Snack: Serve of vegetables (carrot, broccoli, cauliflower) with organic grassfed butter
Dinner: Beef stirfry with zucchini, caulfiflower, carrot, broccoli
Post workout: Protein shake with almond milk
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on July 22, 2014
at 01:26 PM
1.5 kilos, that's not much actually. Any little fluctuation could cause you to gain or lose 1.5 kilos. Drinking a few cups of water and having a decent sized meal could add up to 1.5 kilos no problem. Plus if you eat something salty you might temporarily retain a little extra water. Don't over-think it, you're doing good. Side note: if you're serious about losing weight then cut out that banana, you can replace it with a cup of strawberries if you absolutely must have something sweet and it's way lower in carbs/calories.