A month after moving to san antonio, I shifted my diet to be a soft-paleo, and started super-slow weightlifting at a nearby gym. Over the next month, I dropped 10 pounds, but then was stable for another month. Likely issue: losing some fat each week balanced against gaining some muscle. However, I was upset at the lack of weight loss after the first 10.
Then I went on vacation, didn't gain, came home, got sick, lost another 2-3 pounds, ad missed 2 weeks of superslow to illness and error...and then I got mad at my weight loss failure.
So I went extreme on weight loss. I implemented 5 diet plans concurrently.
1. Hard paleo 2.0: Kurt Harris style.
2. LCHF nordic paleo.
3. Daily IF, with 16-18 hour fasts daily.
4. Shangri-la -- Seth Roberts nose-clipped heavy calories
5. Sleep more, when tired.
In concrete terms, that means that I wake up and drink a zero-calorie monster. If I find myself wanting taste, I nibble a "Extra" polar ice calorie free gum. Sometime between noon and 4, I stop the gum for an hour...and then drink a full cup of heavy cream while nose-clipped. And then for dinner I eat only fat and protein...
Total carbs consumed in 5 days: 4 tortilla chips, 1/2 bite of the kids' ice cream, 1/2 bite of a potato soaked in grass-fed beef gravy.
Effect: first day and a half: atkins flu -- nasty headache, diarhea.
Hunger: I effectively don't experience hunger any longer. I've skipped not only breakfast 5/6 days, but the heavy cream appetite suppressor 2 days, and 2 other meals.
Extra mucus: I don't digest milk products well.
Weight loss: currently dropping better than a pound a day for the week.