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Hack my Coconut binges

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Created February 13, 2012 at 4:20 AM

My stats 6'2" Male 27 years old 175-180lbs Typical calorie intake between 1900 and 2600 Macro breakdown 40/60 fat 20-30 protein 20-30 carbs I workout 4-5 days per week. 3 days strength, one tabata workout, and typically 3 runs. One of the runs being between 45 and 90 minutes (7-13 miles)

Recently I've been having bouts of extreme coconut cravings. Last week I consumed a block of organic coconut cream (let's do organic) followed by 1/3 of a jar of coconut butter. Tonight I ate nearly half a jar of almond butter and chased it with a can of coconut milk. No real stomach issues to speak of, but it appears that my weight is creeping up on me. Any reason why I might have this insatiable appetite for these fatty foods?

41dfb1a4fecb38d24075ff52f13ccb28

on February 13, 2012
at 05:30 AM

This! You're eating about as much as I am and I am female, shorter than you and I don't work out nearly as much.

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on February 13, 2012
at 04:55 AM

1900-2600 calories is not near enough for a 27 year old male with that kind of workout schedule. Think closer to 3k-3.5k cals/day.

Unless there's a discernable trend in weight (fat weight, specifically), you're probably overthinking things. "Discernable" meaning it's more than the typical 1-3 lb. fluctuation that can occur day-to-day due to when you last pooped, glycogen replenishment, etc.

41dfb1a4fecb38d24075ff52f13ccb28

on February 13, 2012
at 05:30 AM

This! You're eating about as much as I am and I am female, shorter than you and I don't work out nearly as much.

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42b6779a7be498a0234b69c345ca629e

on February 13, 2012
at 02:59 PM

you need MORE FOOD probably in the fat category! I'm a 5'3" female, and I'm still nursing a 22mth old - and I eat MORE than you do, my average caloric intake is ~2400/day I walk every day and LHT/HIIT 3-5xweek. w/bkfst I'm eating 2-3TBS of Ghee, and 2-4 TBS of Coconut Oil, + protein and carbs...

If you're going to run..you need more calories...weight will creep up, b/c your not eating enough, so your body thinks its starving... so its stressing, releasing cortisol, and causing you to search out the fat it needs.

FWIW I'd ditch the almond butter - too many O6's for me...plus If you're going to sit down and eat a 1/2 jar - there's better sources of fat/protein combo - just cook up a 1lb of bacon and eat that, throw it over some spinach, & use the left over bacon fat to make a hot mustard vinegrette and drizzel over the bacon and spinach...yum...

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