plummerhouse Posted March 3, 2014 Share Posted March 3, 2014 Hi all, - would love some help to tweak my food intake please!! I'm on day 16, and so far everything has been going pretty well - I'm enjoying the food immensely, and managing my emotions around food better than I thought I would. I'm also loving not eating mindlessly. I'm even coping with black coffee. BUT I'm still so tired every day. I had a brief burst of energy on day 13 and thought things were finally turning, but the last two days and today I feel like I'm underwater again. I can't run properly, I get about 40 minutes into a run and I'm dead on my feet (normally this is where I hit my stride). I used to sleep 6-7 hours a night, I've upped it to 7-8 hours (we are at the end of summer here in Australia, and this feels like a lot). It feels like I am eating MASSES - more than I would normally eat at any meal, but I've lost probably about 3.5kg (almost 8lb) - I'm not weighing, but I know my body pretty well - which is a lot for me. My meals over the past two days look like this: Day 14 Pre-workout snack - handful of turkey plus a spoonful of tahini Run 75 minutes. Meal 1 - (straight after my run) - 1 sausage, 1 fried egg, mushrooms, tomato, rocket, black coffee. Meal 2 - Salad of rocket, tomato and apple. Cabbage, shallots and capsicum fried in leftover stock/fat from the night before. Mashed 1/2 sweet potato. Snack - Cashews and a nectarine Meal 3 - Chorizo sausage fried with cabbage. Steamed carrots, sweet potato, green beans. Snack - frozen mixed berries Day 15 No exercise Meal 1 - Two boiled eggs, sweet potato mashed with coconut milk, rocket with chia seeds. Meal 2 - Roast pumpkin, sweet potato and rocket salad with smoked salmon. Snow peas with tahini dip. A nectarine. Snack 3pm - still starving, bought "trail mix" of cashews, goji berries, dried blueberries and cacao nibs - about 3 handfuls of this. Meal 3 - Sweet potato and coconut milk mash, steak, capsicum and onion stirfry. Nectarine. Fiendish snack an hour later - handful of mixed berries mixed with 1 tsp coconut butter, cocoa, almond meal. I cooked this up in the microwave for a little and it was the most satisfying thing I had eaten all day. I finally felt sated as well as full. Actually, looking back at this, it seems like the fat is what's missing. I've been assuming what I'm cooking in (normally olive oil) or the fat in my protein (like salmon) is enough, and have been adding carb-dense veggies like sweet potato when I'm feeling low in energy, but maybe I need to add more fat?? Any advice very welcome, as I am loving the other benefits of this thing - great skin, no mood swings, big drop in PMT symptoms, etc, but just need more energy!! Thanks, K Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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