IF and Low-Carb decreasing performance?
I have been doing IF for a while (15-16 hr fasts almost everyday) along with eating mostly paleo at pretty low carb and for a while it was great but lately my performance seems to be decreasing.
my carbs the last few weeks have been mostly just vegetables with a little fruit except for on the weekends.
On the weekends sometimes I go a little crazy and binge eat (including not clean carbs but maybe not enough??) so during the week I really tighten up and maybe my calories go too low? I have tried upping my fat only but it hasn't seemed to bring back my performance.
I think my testosterone levels have dropped because I definitely have decreased sex-drive the last 2 months or so as well. could this be due to the low carbs? or just too few calories? I feel like overall i am getting enough calories throughout the week that calorie deficit shouldn't be the problem but I am kind of at a loss.
I'm wondering if I should start including some carb-up days with sweet potatoes and whatnot.
I was doing half a sweet potato post-workout for a while but i have recently gone back to no PWO nutrition. neither seemed to make a huge difference. Any advice would be appreciated.
oh and i follow the MEBB program pretty strictly sometimes switching what the ME exercises i do are and i do one day a week of sprints.