Paleo Progress has stalled
So I've being doing paleo/primal for a few weeks now and there has been no movement after 11lbs of excess weight dropped. I did have two separate slip up days (the first one was after feel demotivated after a paltry result on the scales) but got myself back into the swing of things. I'm not sure if I'm eating clean enough really. I'm drinking far more water than I ever did before, have taken up drinking green tea three times a day and am exercising for an hour plus some light weights every other day, so that's around 4 times a week. I have consulted with trainers in the past and have been told that it will not be a case of accumulating muscle so early on in my new lifestyle. I am eating a lot of sweet potato, as it gets boring just having veg or salad with the protein choice of the day. I will have sweet potato for probably 3/4 dinners in a week. Most days breakfast will be eggs with onions or mushrooms or on their own. The last few days I've had bacon too. Lunch is normally chicken or fish with salad. Dinner will be meat, mostly chicken, with mixed veg and sweet potatoes with some meals. I sometimes snack on grapes, apples or almonds and cashews. I will drink once a week and it will normally be half a bottle of wine or a couple of gin and slimline tonics. This wasn't a problem in terms of my weight loss in the early days though. I don't measure what I eat. I just eat until I'm full.
So where's it going wrong do you think?
I had pork belly a few days ago. I'm confused as to whether I am or am not supposed to eat the fat/skin off any meats I eat. Isn't that a natural fat? I cook lightly with either olive oil or water. I do keep a food diary too.
I'm not just consulting the scales as I know they are not necessarily the best measure of success, however I don't look much different and my measurements are hardly moving. The upside is I am breathing so much better and can feel I am generally well in myself.
Maybe someone can shed some light. Thanks :)