Hello everyone! I started primal about three weeks ago after a year of being a strict vegan. So far I've felt pretty great. I decided to start this way of life after blood test results showed rock bottom nutrient absorption and a white blood cell count nearly as low as that of someone suffering from leukemia ( even though I was supplementing daily and eating ridiculous amounts of vegetables ). While I have not been exercising as much as I would like to I have felt an increase in strength and stamina. My only concern is a slight weight gain. When I first started primal I weighed about 156 lbs. In the three weeks I have been following primal eating I have gone up to 161 lbs. I am 5' 7" with a very large frame so I am not considered overweight yet; however, I do not want to continue gaining. I'm mainly wondering if a lot of this weight could be from gaining muscle seeing as I have started doing some (not intense) lifting and have gone from eating roughly 30-45 grams of protein a day to eating about 150 grams a day. I have not noticed my clothes fitting any tighter and I feel like I have been losing fat but I can't help being slightly concerned by the rapid weight gain. Any insight is much appreciated!!
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