As promised, here is to answering all of ya’ll’s questions about lowering my carbohydrates for me.
Did you go through a lethargic period?
Yes, I answered this last week as well but it is so important. For a few days, I couldn’t even get 1500 calories (when running 10+ miles daily) to sit well in my stomach. I fully expected that. I did not force more food down my throat. I ate 1500 calories, ran, still felt full and moved on with the day. (Under calories by a lot) Then 3-4 days later, it’s like my body just 100% adjusted and I became hungry. So hungry. In the fact that I ate probably over 4000 calories (So over calories by a lot). I was just eating, eating, eating. I didn’t ignore that either. Then finally after a week of crazed eating, my body adjusted and I eat about 2500 calories daily.
Did you go cold turkey, (meaning straight to 150 grams in one day?)
I slowly eased into it. So my body wouldn’t feel shocked.
I know you said you didn’t lose any weight, but do you think it’s possible to lose weight doing a high protein/low carbohydrate diet?
I know a lot of people that have lost a lot of weight eating high protein/low carbohydrate. I think the key is getting a lot of fats and staying full. I personally eat more calorie dense foods, but there are plenty of ways to cut calories and stay full while eating high protein. There are plenty of ways to cut calories with a “normal diet” too…whatever that is.
Will you be doing a daily eats post?
Yes, on Wednesday-it’s all typed out. :)
Were you nervous about putting it on the blog?
Honestly, I could have been yes. I’ve gotten countless emails that I’m underweight and should eat this or that (I’m not underweight and eat enough to fuel myself). I also hate talking about food/weight in general because everyone is different and what works for me will not work for everyone else.
Do you think this is something you could maintain on the off season?
I’m not sure when my actual off season will be (HA! But I do know that the majority of people that eat a low carbohydrate/high protein and fat diet are not athletes so yes. I might even be able to lower my carbohydrates even more!
Does your family approve?
Well, I’m 21 years old. My family is always supportive of me, I don’t know why they wouldn’t be. I normally eat family meals with them. Instead of having noodles and chicken, I’ll have more chicken over vegetables. It’s actually really easy to make swaps and not call so much attention.
If you have more questions ask away, feel free to email me at lolzthatswim at gmail. Or ask privately here.
Question for you: Does your family approve of your food choices? (I thought that was an interesting question.)