I did my Whole 30 (finished on Monday) and was food compliant and sleep compliant (but I weighed myself). I lost 4 lbs in 30 days which is all good.
I am now going forward to take my diet toward a lower carb ratio. During my Whole30 my calories were probably pretty high but I wasn't counting so this is guess work. I have a good 15-20lbs to lose so I am focused on fat loss as well as health.
I have been tracking on Paleo Track and used The Primal BluePrint to work out that as a 5"8 woman at 175lbs I need about 85g Protein, and on 50g Carb I will need 106g fat. This takes me to about 1500 calories. I am exercising an average of 4 hours per week - 3 step or spin classes and 1 hour personal training (weights) and 1 on my own in the gym using weights.
How does the above look for fat loss and energy purposes?
asked byAngie_Browne (0)
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on October 17, 2012
at 04:26 PM
It may very well work, at least at first, while your body has plenty of fat to burn. You may run into problems later on, after you've lost weight. I ended up in this weird space where I wasn't eating enough of either fuel to make my body happy, and meanwhile my body had gone and decided that it wasn't going to let me get into single digit bodyfat territory.
So, I ended up with that low energy stuff that people confuse with a thyroid condition. Turns out, if you want to burn ketones, you may very likely have to drop the carbs lower and add in even more fat in order to encourage their production.