Have any of you noticed some appetite suppression on days when you do high intensity training?
I am wondering if there are any recommended post workout snacks that other primal crossfitters employ?
How have you over come this? And what are some good Paleo/Primal foods that you've added in that may help with this issue?
I am wondering if anyone has any recommendations about things they did to account for adding crossfit or HIITS/MetCon training into their week, specifically increased calorie consumption etc, as i am suspicious that having these in my life on a regular basis are causing the appetite suppression and may be negatively impacting my ability to gain lean mass while I drop adipose tissue.
I currently eat about 50% Fat, 35% protein, 15% carbs, around 2k cal per day. I am 5'11" 180~ lbs., 4-5 lbs from my ideal weight. I'd like to slowly wean myself off of this monster caloric deficit i am seeing (1k-1.5k daily). I excercise 7 times/wk, HIITs 2 days/wk, Crossfit 3x / wk, full court basketball 2x per week, and some Yoga and 4+ mile runs and walks interspersed. Not religious with getting all of these activities in EVERY week, some weeks i do less, I just enjoy the exercise and do it when i feel like it.
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on July 12, 2012
at 08:52 PM
Are you still losing weight? If not, you are not in a calorie deficit, no matter what your math says. Now, judging by the info you posted, I would guess you need minimum 3000 kcal to maintain, and be healthy, but if you have reduced to 2000, your metabolism might have just slowed to compensate. Try adding more fat, and even a small amount of carbs, post exercise. For your weight, I would shoot for 600 kcal protein, 600 kcal carbs, and about 1800 kcal fat. But that is just me.
on June 14, 2012
at 06:45 PM
I do notice that I'm not terribly hungry after a metcon, but by the evening, I will have made up for it and eat a huge dinner. One thing to remember though, is that you don't burn very many calories in a metcon. They're too short to actually burn much. You do them for the hormetic effect that makes you fitter.
Just for example, my favorite metcon: Grace - 30-135lb C&J. For the average 6 foot tall crossfitter, 30-135lb clean and jerks only burns 10 calories. Though, I am lying on the ground for a half hour after it.