Home   |   Contact   |   Help

Get Our Newsletter
Sign up for our free newsletter to get training tips and stay up to date on Catalyst Athletics, and get a FREE issue of the Performance Menu journal.

Go Back   Catalyst Athletics Forums > Nutrition > General Nutrition

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-28-2007, 06:54 AM   #11
Jordan Glasser
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Whistler, BC
Posts: 321
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Heidi Anschultz View Post
How could I be starving myself if I eat 2000 calories daily? What must I eat to "solidify" my diet? Because I'm pretty sure I'm only eating the best quality foods I can get my hands on, a lot of them, and getting at least 2000 calories in a day.

Isn't muscle loss caused from lack of doing resistance exercise, not "starving yourself?"

And also, what do you consider healthy? Because a lot of people have differing viewpoints on what foods make them feel the best.

What kinds of foods do you think I should be eating?
Great question! How could you be starving yourself? If had been doing a ton of resistant exercise to gain muscle mass, succeeded, and then stopped. Losing muscle mass with a normal diet wouldn't be a concern. Often, people have do a ton of work, and eat way more food to gain mass. And when returning to a normal diet, return to normal size, ie, loose their muscle they gained. That would be one of few scenario's I wouldn't be concerned with muscle loss.

I didn't intend to offend you, or put you on the defensive, but, muscle wasting is an undesired effect of any diet. It's a sign that there is a deficiency. Why this is happening could be a variety of factors, but, these factors are magnified on a IF style of eating. Mike mentioned not enough protein, that may be the fix right there! Your age is another factor. You could need more calories then you think. But, my point was is that I truely believe that first fixing what you consume before you implement intermittent fasting would be a prudent approach. It's an assumption to believe there's something to fix, but, given what you've described, that is my opinion. Like I said previously, I wish you the best of luck. Dr. G, MOD, and so many others do a great job of helping others, I am sure you are well on your way, a little tweak here maybe all you need.
Jordan Glasser is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2007, 09:32 AM
Heidi Anschultz
This message has been deleted by Heidi Anschultz.
Old 09-28-2007, 10:05 AM   #12
Mike ODonnell
Senior Member
 
Mike ODonnell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 3,596
Default

Honestly it's too hard to answer all these questions without taking proper measurements, knowing your whole diet, etc. If you are feeling you are still losing muscle and gaining fat then it may be time to seek out a local professional physician and trainer (who knows what he is talking about). You may need week to week adjustements that can not be done properly and safely through an internet forum. I can only give some advice in general but always recommend seeing a professional in person (a physician and maybe a trainer) to make sure you are getting progress in your health.
__________________
Fitness Spotlight
The IF Life
Mike ODonnell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2007, 10:35 AM
Heidi Anschultz
This message has been deleted by Heidi Anschultz.
Old 09-30-2007, 07:29 AM   #13
Garrett Smith
Senior Member
 
Garrett Smith's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Tucson, AZ
Posts: 4,368
Default

Heidi,
If I remember correctly, it's 7g protein per ounce of meat.

The liver needs particular amino acids to do its job. If you haven't been eating enough protein and you've been exercising intensely (for you), then your body likely hasn't had enough to go around.

Good detective work, I believe you found the issue. If you have trouble eating enough protein, some branched chain amino acids (BCAAs) may help you get more down without filling you up too much. I can help you with this if you'd like, just PM me.
__________________
Garrett Smith NMD CSCS BS, aka "Dr. G"
RepairRecoverRestore.com - Blood, Saliva, and Stool Testing
My radio show - The Path to Strength and Health
Garrett Smith is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2007, 11:45 AM
Heidi Anschultz
This message has been deleted by Heidi Anschultz.
Old 09-30-2007, 01:08 PM   #14
Garrett Smith
Senior Member
 
Garrett Smith's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Tucson, AZ
Posts: 4,368
Default

Heidi,
Keep up the elevated (for you) protein intake. See how you feel.

Then, after about a week, you could experiment with a "lower" protein intake (like you have generally currently been doing). See how you feel when you do that.

80g of protein a day is the minimum I recommend for women who are exercising with any intensity at all, so you really should shoot for that number.

One can put premium gas into a car, but if they don't put in enough gas, the car doesn't get you where you need to go. We need both quality AND quantity in our diets.

If beef makes you feel better than other meats/fish/poultry in general, it may be a sign of deficiency of B12, protein/amino acids, or both. That's where some basic bloodwork could shed some light on the subject.
__________________
Garrett Smith NMD CSCS BS, aka "Dr. G"
RepairRecoverRestore.com - Blood, Saliva, and Stool Testing
My radio show - The Path to Strength and Health
Garrett Smith is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:20 AM.

Powered by vBulletin Version 3.6.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Subscribe to our Newsletter


Receive emails with training tips, news updates, events info, sale notifications and more.
ASK GREG

Submit your question to be answered by Greg Everett in the Performance Menu or on the website

Submit Your Question
WEIGHTLIFTING TEAM

Catalyst Athletics is a USA Weightlifting team of competitive Olympic-style weightlifters with multiple national team medals.

Read More
Olympic Weightlifting Book
Catalyst Athletics
Contact Us
About
Help
Newsletter
Products & Services
Gym
Store
Seminars
Weightlifting Team
Performance Menu
Magazine Home
Subscriber Login
Issues
Articles
Workouts
About the Program
Workout Archives
Exercise Demos
Text Only
Instructional Content
Exercise Demos
Video Gallery
Free Articles
Free Recipes
Resources
Recommended Books & DVDs
Olympic Weightlifting Guide
Discussion Forum
Weight Conversion Calculator