I have been primal since Nov 2011, my starting weight was 115lbs, Im 5'1" and just turned 34. I lost about 10lbs since then which brought me down to about 104 and change. This was not yet necesarily my ideal composition as I am not happy body fat wise (I don't care too much about the scale but I do use it for reference) I am a very petite person so even though loosing more may sound ridiculuos to some people it really isnt, if you look at me I don't look "starved" LOL .
Anyway my problem is that I got stuck in plateau hell about 2-3 weeks ago. I stopped loosing all together. I have not changed my diet but I have tried IF in order to break the plateau (I'd like to see my abs for once in my life!!) to no avail. First of all, IFing didn't work too well as I would always feel starved, so I never skipped a meal per sei, but I just waited longer, as long as I could, to have it.
I decided to stop "referencing" the scale because I thought maybe I was just psyching myself out too much, this was about a week and a half ago.... I weight myself yesterday and I actually gained 2-3 lbs!! wtf?? not only did the scale tell me but I see it and feel it. My stomach is once again looking a little to 'swollen' and I feel uncomfortable. So I am not sure if I am full of Sh... or what. My fiber intake should be ok, I eat leafy greens (spinach, arugula, chard are regulars) half an avocado a day, I use bacon fat, coconut oil, and ghee or butter to cook, olive oil in salad. Any clues?
I feel like I was doing great and all of a sudden my body has decided against it, I have actually started to feel tired as well as I used to pre-primal.
The only thing that has changed is the fact that I have been experimenting with bread, primal bread of course, but bread... could that be the culprit? I don't think I have gain 3lbs of muscle to account for the weight gain and I definitely feel and look bloated... So any ideas or suggestion on what to tweak would be greatly appreciated.
I agree - try cutting your "bread" and see what happens.
In regards to IFing, if you're starving afterwards, you have to be diligent to make sure you don't over-eat when you do break the fast. I could see that being a potential.
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Primal since March 2011
Female/29 years old/5' 1"/130ish lbs