Hi,
I'm very new to primal/paleo, I literally stumbled across Primal Blueprint last weekend and was hooked, so it's been 7 days and I'm after a little bit of advice.
Last weekend I weight 110lbs and I was genuinely surprised to see the scales read 104lbs this morning after 1 week.
My diet/exercise pre-grok was typical of a uk stay at home mum, something along the lines of cereal or toast and coffee for breakfast, cup of tea with sugar and a couple of biscuits, cheese & tomato sarnie, more cups of tea loaded with sugar to see me through until dinner then something like spaghetti Bolognese. Exercise consisted of housework, school runs (in the car) and entertaining my 2 year old.
Regardless of what I've eaten in the past, I'm generally always on the move (but nothing that you could call proper exercise), I've always been very good at portion control and knowing when I'm full, and I've always had very regular daily bowel movements, all of which I think have contributed to me staying the same weight for most of my life.
For the last 7 days I've tried to eat using Mark's advice but haven't completely cut out dairy. An example of a food day, B - scrambled egg with some avocado and blueberries with a latte, Snack - mixed nuts & apple, L - homemade vege curry with coconut milk, Snack - apple & small square of dark choc with a spoon of hazelnut butter, D - generally meat and veg.
I'm now a bit worried about the weight loss and wonder if other people have this issue and what advice you can give me? I'm wondering if I need to excersize to increase muscle to add weight??? I haven't done any proper grok style exercise yet because I wanted to get used the drastic diet change first (I had the shakes and was lethargic at the start of the week) but I am feeling better now. I don't really want to start calorie counting but don't want to turn to skin and bones.