"Eating clean"... are you following the Eat Clean protocol as espoused by Tosca Reno and others? The protocol that recommends that you pack a cooler of raw veggies, eat six meals a day "to keep your metabolism up," eat whole grains in moderation, drink three liters of water, and eat steel-cut -- gotta be steel-cut -- oats for breakfast?
Originally Posted by annedawso
I tried this and I gained 3 pounds in 3 weeks. And had to pee every 30 minutes. No thank you! The only thing that seems to work consistently is to primalize the pantry cold turkey.
I noticed the fleshy coaches too.
5'0" female, 44 years old. Started Primal October 31, 2011, at a skinny fat 111.5 lbs. Low weight: 99.5 lb on a fast. Gained back to 115(!) on SAD chocolate, potato chips, and stress. Currently keeping food tracker.
I (try to) follow by-the-book primal as advocated by Mark Sisson, except for whey powder and a bit of cream. I advocate a two-month strict adjustment for newbies. But everybody is different and should tweak Primal to their own needs.