Hey everyone! I'm eating vlc and I also read information about intermittent fasting. So I tried it out today and started eating at 1pm. Now does it matter how often you eat? Let's say I eat a meal at 1 and then I was hungry again at 3 does it matter? I was assuming as long as you get your needed cals for the day before 9pm lets say. I don't want to eat everything in case I'm hungry later haha.
so far today I've had... meal 1 sirloin steak 150g 1/2 tbsp coconut oil 2 cups spinach 1/2 cup cabbage slaw ( after this meal I felt so so...felt like I could of ate more)
hungry two hours later... meal 2 2 hardboiled eggs 30g avacado 1oz old cheddar cheese
meal 3 same as meal 1
meal 4 lamb ( undecided as to what else to have with it)
I have not worked out today and I don't think I will be able to sneak a lifting session in...so where we are at macro wise... incomplete as the day is not over
cals 1,125 ( I know...too low but it will be higher near 1500 by tonight)
carbs 15g protein 68g (too low?) fats 92g ( highest Ive ever had it)
I just never feel like I can go hours and hours without eating. I'm drinking water (2+L) with bcaas and I had a huge green tea. I felt a bit better when I started chewing gum but gum bloats me yuck...
so thoughts? I'm trying to stay low carb to strip the last bit of fat and then I will up it to maybe 40-50g (i have pcos).
nutrition is so confusing and sooooo tiring... :D
hope you guys can offer some advice or suggestions!!! thanks so much!
asked bySportsfreak17 (25)
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on August 13, 2012
at 09:20 PM
Intermittent fasting will be very tough if you can't go more than an hour or two without eating.
I might have been reading your post wrong but I got the impression that you just starting to go low carb and IF, at the same time. It is possible but it requires a real "Suck It Up And Do It" kind of attitude which might not be your thing.
I would suggest, if you want to try both, to start with the low carb until you can go a while and not get hungry. Then once you are comfortable and have everything else dialed in experiment with IF.
I also always encourage people to experiment to see what works for them and by splitting the two up you will get a better idea of what effect each protocol will have on your body. If you do both and make great progress you won't really know which one was responsible for which result.
on August 13, 2012
at 11:29 PM
It's your first day....give yourself time to settle into a new routine. You can tweak it as you go and get better at it.
You need to make your meals bigger....if you felt like you coulda ate a lot more then you should have. Protein and fat (meat) is very satiating so go ahead and eat till you are satiated. That is the main thing.
Make sure you consume salt too. Don't make the mistake of not salting your foods.
Have a look through this blog http://eatingacademy.com/ for some good info on eating in a ketogenic range.
on August 14, 2012
at 12:00 AM
I have PCOS, and eat low-carb. what works for me is for my fat grams to be about 1.5 times my protein grams. On average, for me, this is 80g protein and 120g fat. Of course every day is different, but this is what it comes out to long-term.
In terms of carbs, when you increase them you might find that specifics make all the difference. Adding a cup of blueberries daily hasn't stalled my weight loss, but I'm pretty sure that a banana daily would. Blueberries are good for increasing insulin sensitivity.