New to this site..critique my IF please!
I just started the leangains approach yesterday..this is day 2 for me. I was reading on the leangains site and found this site and figured it could be very helpful. I have been eating paleo since January and have been Crossfitting since September...I do have my weekends where I go unpaleo though..I actually started paleo in October but got serious with it in January. Since starting both crossfit and paleo I have lost 18lbs and my body fat went from 34% to 24%. That is HUGE. However, I am wanting to get to at least 18% body fat ..maybe even lower.
Current Stats: Age 25 Height: 5'6, Weight 138, Crossfit 4-6 times per week
Yesterday was my first day trying leangains and here is what I ate:
Broke fast (16.5 hours) at 12:30 with 6oz salmon, 4oz avocado, 1 cup cucumbers
3:00: serving of almonds and some tea, also chewed on some gum
7:30: Post WOD shake...1 scoop casein protein, 1/2 cup light coconut milk
8:00: Dinner of 4 eggs cooked in 3T raw butter, 3oz steak, 2 slices turkey bacon
Ended window by 8:30 when I was done with dinner
Today I didn't really feel hungry this morning so I am hoping it continues throughout the morning again. Today's plan is:
B:IF..just some green tea..no sweeteners
L: 10oz pulled pork with 8oz avocado (12:30)
S: serving of almonds and walnuts, coffee with 2T heavy cream(somewhere between 3 and 5 probably)
WOD: Hopefully 5:30 but maybe 6:30 depending on work
PostWOD: within 30 minutes of workout: 1 scoop casein protein with 1/2 cup coconut milk
D: About 20-30 minutes after shake: 10oz steak and cucumber/onion salad
So, my totals for today will be: 1,899 calories, 122.9g fat, 32.8g carbs, 173.6g protein
My percentages are 57/6/37% fats/carbs/protein
I feel like I have so many questions but mainly, is this too much food in one sitting for a female? Too much fat/protein? My carbs are low..28g yesterday, 32g today
Any advice would be extremely helpful!! I have gone through the threads but wanted to get some advice on my personal plan!
Looks very well thought you and congrats on your gains(or losses) thus far. I recall with the Leangains that Martin recommended that women keep their fasts at 14 hours and men at 16 hours?
]I'll be honest and say i haven't looked over his site top to bottom but a brief look:
Here is some advice that you'll ignore now but look back on in a year and say, "dang, I wish I'd listened back then."
Paleo and IF are concepts that should simply your life, yet you're complicating the hell out of it. Quit weighing, measuring, cutting things in half, counting stuff, and recording times. Eat a sensible supper and don't eat again for awhile. Then when you do eat, make it mostly good stuff--lots of it--and train in a reasonable manner.
My biggest takeaways from IF when I did it (knowledge courtesy of MOD at the time) were
1) intermittent fasts should be intermittent
2) don't eat crap.
It's really that simple.
Gant, you really need to stop talking sense. It's painful to watch.
Like anything....most of us have to learn the hard way on what not to do, inorder to appreciate the simple answers on what to do....and most require not going overboard with anything in life whether fasting, working out, or eating. More is not always better.....smarter is.
Trying to use IF + working out 4-5x/wk + calorie counting = crash and burn
IF + 2-3 workouts/wk + eating mostly real foods = me doing other things in life too
You don't have to fast all the time either. If you feel like one day eating throughout the day and taking it easy go for it, your body will probably thank you.
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