Can someone offer advice or share some wisdom on too many HIIT workouts per week?
I am about 1 year of following PB and really enjoying the diet and nutritional side of my lifestyle. The sleep, and stress part seems to be well adjusted. My problem seems to be a few other variables and I am not sure where the problem seems to be.
I won't include the name of the popular exercise program for respect to this site, but I am doing a HIIT bodyweight only program 6 days a week. Workouts are about 45 min each and I noticed more soreness and my energy levels dropped. Last week was the first week on this program and I actually woke up in the middle of the night with a rapidly beating heart. I actually was pretty terrified since I am still trying to lower blood pressure for over a year now using diet and exercise. Last summer it seemed to be working, but I was not fully transitioned over to a PB life. I was consuming some grains, a few pieces of high glycemic fruits and meats were really lean. I was at my lowest weight then. Since PB lifestyle at almost 100%, I gained about 10-20lbs back but I'll chalk that up to some poor choices between Thanksgiving and Christmas. January was great since my diet was almost perfect and my fitness was almost spot on to the PB.
So here I am in Feb thinking that if I do many HIIT workouts per week I will lose more weight. All this fat consumption I seem to be taking in too many calories because my body is going ape trying to keep up with these workouts.
Did I answer my own question? heh.
HIIT usually means the body will crave more glucose and carbohydrates, correct?
Is this why I am craving so much fruit? I still do not eat grains, soy, corn, legumes...