Hello All! I hope that this journal will help me stay consistent with my diet and my training goals. Any advice would be great...I am trying to become competitive as a grappler (BJJ and submission wrestling) again.
Height - 5'4
Weight - 125
BF% - 17%
Age - 25
I started on the zone diet two years ago and had great success. I dropped 10lbs and my BF went down 4%. The zone taught me what to eat - protein became essential for every meal and I found myself not missing bread, pasta, potatoes and rice.
About 4 months ago I started training harder...I competed in several sprint triathlons, began boxing again and upped my weightlifting. The zone was simply not allowing me to eat enough calories (between 1000 and 1200 a day). So, after a good bit of research, I decided to try Tom Venuto's BFFM.
The BFFM diet forced me to up my caloric intake by upping my carbs and protein while reducing my fat intake. I dropped another 3lbs and 2%BF...but I was hungry...REALLY HUNGRY!.
And up to last week, that was the story...lots of snacking, several moments of panic from hunger and plenty of calorie counting.
I want to go very primal and have experimented this past week...not to the best results. I find myself still trying to eat every few hours (BFFM) and am still attached to the idea of the ratio (a la the zone diet). Yesterday and today I kept trying to get the ratios correct in fitday (60%F 30%P 10%C) and found myself just adding more and more foods to try to get the ratio perfect.
Make gains in the gym (lift more, box faster, roll harder)
Properly fuel my body
Control my hunger
Try IF and/or carnivore days
Breaking the calorie-counting habit
Ending my fear of too many fats/too little carbs