I'm Neil, I've just registered to use the forums, so I thought I'd say hi!
I've been losing weight for three years - well, I say 3 years..i actually lost 2 stone (28-32lbs) between March 2010 and Dec 2010. I pretty much managed to keep it off until Sept 2012, when I started gaining some of it back. Until this point I was still eating carbs, and had been managing (for the most part) to keep the weight of by portion contrl. I got up to 11st (154lbs) by 12th Nov, at which point a friend of mine suggested I try out the paleo way of eating.
I've got to say, the results have been amazing. As soon as I started cutting carbs (literally within the first 2-3 days) I started to feel less tired. Now I have so much energy - I feel better than I have for many years. I've also lost 10lbs (I now weigh 144lbs) without having tried. All I've done is, I've stopped eating bread, rice and pasta, and instead I tend to have a med-large salad/vegetables + protein and sometimes an egg for most meals. I even have this for breakfast. Sometimes I'll have a small amount of noodles (25g), but not very often. Maybe once or twice a week, at most.
I also go to the gym twice a week. I mainly do cardio - bike or cross-trainer for 45 mins. I'm still experimenting with my carb levels, but I went to to the gym on Friday, and I had a really good workout. My only source of carbs that day were from salads/vegetables and 3-4 cups of coffee (with one sugar each), but I still powered away - my workouts seem to be almost completely unaffected by cutting my carbs. I can hardly believe it!
Thanks everyone, bye for now.
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