I agree more veggies are required. I would try an increase your protein intake too, to help strengthen/build up muscle.
As long as you tolerate cheese well, i.e. no associated gastrointestinal, skin, joint or sinus related symptoms, I don't think that's a problem.
Having read the other threads that you've started, I believe you are quite malnourished, certainly magnesium deficient. Make sure you are getting enough salt. If your sodium is running low your body will sweat more potassium and magnesium instead.
You may not like this, but I suggest that you focus on optimizing your nutritional intake (especially more protein, omega 3, vitamins and minerals) first and foremost and aim for weight maintenance and healing your body for a month or two before you attempt weight loss.
If the exercise you're doing is hurting then do something gentler like walking. A lot of posters here say they started PB just with the diet in the first month, and then adopted PB exercise/weight training in their second month or even later. It's not an all-or-nothing regime - you could get better results by easing yourself in gently rather than attempting 100% compliance from day 1.
Almonds are a great source of magnesium. Instead of cashews, I suggest almond butter on apple slices for a snack, or along with a meal. With time you will feel you want to snack less. So aim to cut down on snacking gradually but don't stress about it.
I also recommend eating as many superfood vegetables as possible, especially bell peppers, carrots, red onions, spinach, broccoli, avocado,asparagus, sweet potatoes, garlic.
Also try to include some coconut oil or coconut cream a few days a week.
Eat a big salad every day if possible,with a dressing of olive oil + apple cider vinegar or lemon juice, e.g. fresh spinach leaves, spring onions, grated carrot, slices of bell pepper, cubes of cheese, a few chopped walnuts.
Aim to eat at least 6 different types of vegetable each day, and only 1 small portion of fruit.
And I still encourage you try eating fish. It's great that you're so ethically minded, but your health really should take priority.
That's just my opinion.
Seems like you have the willpower, so I anticipate you'll get some great results.
Last edited by paleo-bunny; 01-08-2012 at 08:04 AM.
F 5 ft 3. HW: 196 lbs. Primal SW (May 2011): 182 lbs (42% BF)... W June '12: 160 lbs (29% BF) (UK size 12, US size 8). GW: ~24% BF - have ditched the scales til I fit into a pair of UK size 10 bootcut jeans. Currently aligning towards 'The Perfect Health Diet' having swapped some fat for potatoes.