Week 2 Macros:
Weight: 142.5 (Beginning Weight 142.2) = gain of +0.3lbs
Macros: Last Week – 130C/130P/120F (2120 cals)
Week 3 Macros:
Weight: 142.8 (Beginning Weight 142.2) = gain of +0.6lbs
Macros: 130C/100P/100F (1820 cals)
Weight: 142.3 (Beginning Weight 142.2) = gain of +0.1lbs
Macros: Intuitive eating
Sometimes we need to learn to recognize when all signs are pointing you toward a different path. I ask my clients to trust me when it’s time to place our focus elsewhere and I am doing the same with myself right now.
I have been in a caloric deficit for three weeks now (I cut calories by another 300 a day last week) and I literally haven’t lost any weight or seen an appreciable change in body composition…in fact I weigh more…not by much, but it’s more nonetheless. It’s no fun to be REALLY hungry and see the scale go up!
Why didn’t my body respond? There are several reasons:
- I am in the middle of treatment for a candida overgrowth (and will be for several more months)
- I am on week 10 of a major kitchen/family room renovation (I am cooking for the family in our laundry room)
- I haven’t been sleeping well
Those are not prime conditions for going on a diet. When you are under stress your body does NOT want to drop any fat. Its funny…if I client came to me and told me that they had items 1-3 above going on in their life right now I would have told them that this wasn’t a good time to attempt a cut. Somehow I didn’t think through that one for myself.
My plan from now through the end of my candida treatment and kitchen renovations (hopefully just a few more weeks) is to eat intuitively and continue to train. I know how to eat and what to eat to best fuel my body and that is what I am going to do. Eat when I am hungry and eat until I am full. I plan on eating three square meals a day and will continue eating along the principles of the Autoimmune Paleo Diet. I have successfully reintroduced tomatoes, several seed and nightshade spices, and eggs, so those will be a part of my diet in addition to the AIP.
I am very comfortable with my current physique, so this cut wasn’t something I needed in order to feel comfortable in a swimsuit for the summer…it was more a fun way to document a cut. Fortunately I have already done so. For those of you interested in seeing what the process is like to go through a cut, click HERE.
If you would like me to help you get ready for summer, please click HERE to learn more about my programs.