I've been on a paleo/SCD/GAPS/no-dairy diet for about 3 months. I've been all in - 100% except for the last week - I've been experimenting with adding in small amounts of brown rice & gluten free oatmeal (soaked in an acid medium). (I know on SCD I should be waiting to do this but my outward symptoms have always been minimal & so far I haven't had any negative reactions.)
My energy has generally been great, except for a transition period at the start. I feel better. My cravings come & go, though they aren't strong & I suspect they may be more linked to my cycle than anything else. My appetite is good. I eat lots of good fats. Maybe to many nuts.
But I'm losing weight & I'm a bit worried. I lost a bunch of weight when we basically stopped eating bread & pasta about 1 1/2 years ago, about 10 lbs. over the course of a year. I chalked it up to losing the "wheat belly" & felt good about it. Now that I've cut out almost all grains I feel like I'm wasting away. My clothes don't fit & everyone comments on how tiny I am now. I'm guessing I've lost at least another 5 lbs, if not more.
I guess I just feel like it's not healthy to be so skinny & bony. But maybe it's just a result of cutting out all the complex carbs?! I don restrict my intake AT ALL. If I'm hungry, I eat. (Sometime I eat when I'm not hungry... old, bad habit...)
I don't exercise really except walking, cycling, gardening, etc. Sometimes I feel bone-tired after a physically full day, but that's not the norm. Generally I feel good. I've been working on multiple deficiencies & probable gut damage (hence the SCD/GAPS).
Is it possible to be healthy & pretty darn small? Is this something I need to worry about? What can I add to my diet to gain weight?