I am nearly 9 months into this diet now and have lost 55lbs. I have made several changes to my diet and discovered a source of my digestive issues. I have gotten my walking going again but still need to work on cycling again. Hard work but I am getting on.
I started off my diet doing the usual low fat low calorie diet and just tried to get moving more. That was painfully slow and I was barely losing a pound a week on average following a diet for losing 2 lbs a week.
A couple months in I started eating meals of just meat and fruit/veg. It wasn’t on purpose really. I was just trying to get in more protein with less effort. That month I lost 10 lbs.
Then after a month I was feeling bad about eating so much meat so tried to go vegetarian. I couldn’t keep my protein up. I was hungry constantly. I lost no weight even though my exercise was much higher and my calories lower.
By this time I had been dieting for 4 months and I decided to go back to the month that accidentally worked. I knew it was paleo like so I read up a bit more about paleo/primal and stuck to it strictly for about 2 months. I was less hungry again and lost about 30 lbs.
July came around and so did vacation. I cheated on my successful plan and had burger buns and diet soda. I then had trouble getting back on track. I had been struggling along until 2 weeks ago. I lost no weight and yo-yo’d back and forth.
I also found that every time I cheated with gluten items I had significant digestive trouble with a few red flags. I figured out after some experimenting that it was only gluten items that caused the trouble so eliminated it. I don’t want to give up on paleo though so kept trying to get myself onto the paleo most of the time.
About 2 weeks ago I knuckled down and have been about 80% paleo again. I have been careful to stay gluten – free during the other 20% of meals. My weight loss has perked back up and I am down another 5lbs. Now I just need to stay focused.
. I have come a long way but still have a long way to go as I am only about a 1/3 of the way to goal. Have to keep walking and I will eventually get there.