First: Skip the running and do lots of walking. On a 15 minute break at work, you can walk 3/4 of a mile.
Second: Go strict paleo for a while.
Try both for 30 days.
I find paleo means different things to different people. I eat primarily meat (pork, chicken, red meat, bacon) eggs, organic fruits and veggies, nuts and healthy fats like avocado and olive oil. So how would “strict” paleo contrast to that?
As mentioned before I really have to make my weekend diet much better. After talking it over with my wife last night we both agreed it could be much better.
I guess what I meant was really what you and your wife agree on already: clean up the weekend eating. If the week is already dialed in paleo-wise (no grains, no sugars, no refined crap), then do the same on the weekends. I lost 30 pounds in 2 months of strict paleo. Then I went 80/20 and slowly put 20+ back on over the course of 6 months. I’m trying to get back to eating strict, but it’s tough to do in a house of 4 people when I’m the only one concerned about my health and everyone else wants to eat crap. Also, I’ve read that eating lots of fruit can limit fat loss. More veggies, less fruit. I try to keep my fruit intake to one serving a day, if that. Fruit IS healthy, but it can have a lot of sugar in it depending on which fruits you eat.
Yeah I hear ya. Unfortunately, keeping weight off is a never ending battle. Some of us don’t have the metabolism that just burns it for us.
Yeah the plan is to get the weekends under control first. If that doesn’t lead to weightloss, only then will add more cardio.
Thanks everyone for the comments.