So, I can't lose weight no matter what I do. I exercise a ton and I eat pretty healthy, and still...no weight loss. In fact, when I exercise more, I gain weight. Some of it might be muscle, but there's no way it's ALL muscle because, well, that would be a lot of muscle.
So, I need to get my metabolism in check. I decided I'm going to try this Paleo diet for 30 days and see how it goes. It makes sense to me and seems reasonable. Basically, no grains, no dairy, no beans, no refined sugar, no processed foods. Lots of vegetables, fruit, meat, eggs, nuts, etc. You can drink coconut or almond milk instead of regular milk. Today is Day 3. I don't really want to kill myself or anything; I just have a dull, slightly sad feeling towards food. Something like resignation. I've eaten more fruits and vegetables than I have in a long time, which is a good thing. The bad thing is that the Paleo diet requires eating meat. I do not like meat and, for me, I think it's unethical to eat meat (no judgment on anyone else). However, my vanity is more important than my morals at this point. I have a triathlon coming up on Oct. 15th and I want to feel good and I want to look good, too. Hopefully, after I get back to my fighting weight, I can adjust the diet and work the meat out of it.
I took some before photos in the hopes that there will be after photos. I will post them in 27 days (if the results are good). I'm posting this up here because if I make it public, it'll motivate me to stick with it. Wish me luck!!!
Also, here's an idea of what my diet looks like. I ate this yesterday:
2 eggs with spinach
coffee with coconut milk and stevia
Pear and 1 clementine
Salad with carrots, bell peppers, ham, and balsamic dressing
Dried, unsweetened apples
Broccoli salad with bacon, pears, and carrots