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Not enough cals/fat? What's the worst that could happen?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created March 30, 2012 at 3:56 PM

Hello all. love the site. I looked around for similar subjects and didn't see any with my specifics so here goes.

I've been eating Paleo for about 3 months now. Pretty strict, rarely cheating. I've lost about 35lbs and have another 15 to go. I don't count calories and rarely use high fat items or add fats like coconut oil to my foods. just red meat, pork, eggs and a lot of veggies like broccoli and peppers. Almonds a few times a week. No sugars.

I eat when I'm hungry until I'm not hungry, but some days this may be 800 calories and others 1600. About half and half through a normal week. I'm 33, 5'10, medium build and resting at about 190lbs right now. I feel great, I have completely cut caffeine, sleep well and have great energy. I have absolutely no problems symptom wise living exactly the way I am.

My question is, is it safe? Am I losing muscle? Damaging organs or immune systems? Any other thing I could be afraid of but know about yet? Do I need to add something or if I'm feeling no aide effects, just roll with it?

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on March 30, 2012
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Fight On, Todd. Fight On.

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on March 30, 2012
at 05:40 PM

Cheers :) Go Trojans.

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on March 30, 2012
at 04:59 PM

This is a really great answer. +1

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on March 30, 2012
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I noticed my best results, in respect to both body composition and day to day energy, when I stopped counting, nit-picking and trying to fine tune things to perfection. I just let my body guide me. Some days I probably eat upwards of 3k calories, other days 1500 or less. The only thing I focus on is quality foods, sleep and exercise when I feel like I've got extra energy.

It sounds like you've settled into a nice routine and if you truly are not limiting yourself with calories and listening to your body, I wouldn't expect there to be deleterious effects.

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(10663)

on March 30, 2012
at 10:14 PM

Fight On, Todd. Fight On.

Medium avatar

(10663)

on March 30, 2012
at 04:59 PM

This is a really great answer. +1

50637dfd7dc7a7e811d82283f4f5fd10

(5838)

on March 30, 2012
at 05:40 PM

Cheers :) Go Trojans.

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on March 30, 2012
at 05:39 PM

If it isn't broke. . . But I think you could add some raw pastured butter and some tallow without having any problems. Butter and pastured beef fat (tallow) are full of vitamins, CLA and lots of other goodness that's hard to find in other sources.

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