The following is not to be taken
as a recommendation for you to change your diet. Changing your diet may
have adverse medical consequences. .
am a 67 year old male who has always been either obese or at
least very over weight.
I started toying with a Paleo diet and reduced my weight over 12
months from about 105kg to around 96kg (BMI 28.5).
I then undertook a more strict Paleo diet and started noting my morning
I consciously reduced my calorie intake but I ate enough to
not be hungry.
I checked that my protein intake was within the recommended range.
After 1 year my weight had reduced to around 80kg (BMI 24.0).
I have learnt some things from graphing my weight daily (I actually use
graph paper and pencil).
There was a big drop in weight in the first 4 weeks or so caused it is
said by the reduction in carbohydrate.
My weight can vary by over 2kg over a couple of days. The drop around
day 178 coincided with doing some building work.
I found weighing myself daily and looking at the trend motivating.
live alone so meal preparation is a chore but I have the advantage that
I am free to have only "good" food in the house. I started
gradually going Paleo by buying only Paleo and slowly eating away at
the non Paleo stuff in the cupboard. My original thought was that if
one can have a bowl of cereal with milk and sugar every morning for
breakfast then one could just as easily have a bowl of Paleo vegetable
soup. It turned out that I prefer fried eggs with non fatty bacon and
a tomato for breakfast but the vegetable soup is consumed for
or dinner. The other meal is steak, fish or chicken and vegetables or
cold roast meat and salad. I have a roast once a week and freeze
portions for later use. Other main meals are curries (accompanied by
granulated cauliflower instead of rice) or stews, both are made in a
pressure cooker and frozen in meal sized portions. Snacks are fruit,
Paleo nuts and berries.
Once a week I go visiting and have a non
Paleo afternoon tea complete with biscuits and a normal dinner with the
usual sweets. I bend the Paleo rules a little with skim milk in tea and
coffee and a little Mainland Swiss cheese (sodium around
As I have reached my target weight my next challenge is to increase my
calorie intake to level off the weight loss.
I am first going to try increasing my intake of fruit.