Hi Justin. I think your results are pretty decent after only one month. Your weight is down, your body fat is down and your blood pressure got better although you did mention there may have been a problem with the machine.
I read your blog and it looked like your pre-paleo diet was much better than a conventional standard American diet especially when you were at home. I couldn't find on your blog what your overall goals were with Paleo. (Are you trying to lean out, bulk up, better performance, more energy, or if you are suffering from an ailment). You did mention that your energy levels were lower with Paleo. That is pretty common for people just starting out on Paleo. It normally takes awhile for your energy levels to become consistent and for every person it is different. For me, the first few weeks were a nightmare and I was super sluggish but it changed and normalized quickly therafter. I did notice on your blog that you did crossfit so maybe since you were only doing strict Paleo for 30 days you may have needed more safe carbs or less working out during that time period. I didn't see where your workouts were specified so I am just guessing here.
But overall, your results are pretty good for only 30 days. I wouldn't expect miraculous numbers after only 1 month especially since your pre-paleo diet wasn't too bad like I already mentioned. I would understand if you had a pre-existing condition like IBS, allergies etc. that you would have found much better results. I know for me personally eliminating wheat and conventional dairy completely reversed my allergies and IBS. I was never overweight pre-paleo myself but I do believe that people who have certain ailments seem to do better and stick with paleo longer. I personally don't even like saying that I eat Paleo or Primal but rather I just eat a whole foods diet. I don't eat any more meat on this diet than I did with my previous diet, I still eat a single serving but I do eat a lot more veggies in lieu of the grains. I think for the most part you have that covered whether you are eating Paleo/Primal or your pre/post diet. For myself I wouldn't drink the milk and eat the granola like you do but like I said, I had terrible allergies and you didn't seem to be suffering from that.
Whatever path you choose good luck with it and I enjoyed reading your blog post. Cheers!
Last edited by Balance; 08-31-2012 at 09:19 PM.
"If man made it, don't eat it" - Jack Lallane
People say I am on a "crazy" diet. What is so crazy about eating veggies, fruits, seafood and organ meats? Just because I don't eat whole wheat and processed food doesn't make my diet "crazy". Maybe everyone else with a SAD are the "crazy" ones for putting that junk in their system.