At the moment I'm eating a lot, but it's day-on, day off. No binging though, which is very liberating. You're inspiring me to try taking it a bit further. Only a few winter months left eh? May as well take advantage of being able to wear layers!
"I think the basic anti-aging diet is also the best diet for prevention and treatment of diabetes, scleroderma, and the various "connective tissue diseases." This would emphasize high protein, low unsaturated fats, low iron, and high antioxidant consumption, with a moderate or low starch consumption.
In practice, this means that a major part of the diet should be milk, cheese, eggs, shellfish, fruits and coconut oil, with vitamin E and salt as the safest supplements."
- Ray Peat
You'll be fine it will all balance out. If anything this a great experiment for you so you know what you truly burn and what your body needs to maintain/gain/lose. I've done something similar and learned I'm one of those women that eats a TON (seriously I impress people and out eat most guys lol) but then I'll have days where I'm just not hungry and eat one meal. If anything you're giving your body an opportunity to build muscle.
When you say you did something similar, do you bump up calories by quite a bit? If so did you gain and then have it come off at the same caloric level? I'd love more detail if you are willing
I never turned Paleo with the intention of loosing weight. I cut out carbs on the SCD diet to help some severe stomach bloating. I have struggled with an eating disorder for years, always trying to cut calories and over exercise to loose weight. After going on the SCD diet and turning paleo, focusing on my stomach problems rather than my weight, I just lost so much weight. I had stopped exercising (previously was going to gym everyday), and eating as much as I needed, and certainly more fat than i ever have done before. I have put back on a bit of weight and feel i have stablised at 50KG.
I really feel your body has it's own ideal weight and it will only work with you to reach it under the right conditions. Cutting out carbs was just a simple solution for me. I don't think trying to overeat would be a good idea, it is not easy to just fool your own metabolic rate. Your body needs energy and hunger is the signal that it isn't getting enough. Rather than adjusting the amount you're eating you need to keep adjusting fat, protein and carb proportions in your diet and perhaps find the lowest amount of carbs you can go. overeating won't help!! your metabolism isn't 'broken', you just aren't giving yourself the conditions it is asking for. You're metabolism is probably better at burning fat than you give it credit for.
At the same time, you're body's ideal weight may not align with the ideal image you have of yourself in your head. It has taken me a long time to realise that the perfect body i wanted to look like was neither healthy or sustainable. If you've already lost weight, and nothing seems to be working, maybe you have reached what is optimally healthy for you.
Hey guys, I think I belong here.
Been paleo for the past 3-4 months, I'm about 80%, as I have cheat weekends sometimes, and/or don't turn down cheesecake or a burger if I'm at a special event. I can go weeks being 100% paleo.
I've currently lost my period, as my weight has dropped with no recent cheat weeks. I went from 119 to 115. I've currently upped my caloric intake to 3000+, and still nothing. Eating almonds, pure animal fat, coconut cream, chocolate bars... waiting for some weight gain to happen... This has been in the past 3 weeks. I've also lost my period, it hasn't shown up at all this month, so I'm thinking my bodyfat is too low. I'm hoping adding the extra fat will help me with a bit of weight gain (aiming for 120-123), and I'm hoping it goes back to my boobs (where I seem to have lost it) and my bum... Any thought on this ladies? I'm having a really hard gaining back the weight, but I guess all in due time...
Must add... i've been lean my entire life. Always ranging from 113 to 125, but having started paleo my body fat has really dropped off. I am digging my muscles though
Taking in between 150 and 300g of carbs a day... I should up it more than that?