Hello all. I am writing because I am having a hard time with the new evolution in my diet and lifestye. I just completed the PB book and I am pretty excited to say that there should be very little change in my nutrition. Thank goodness.
I have always tried to eat fresh ingredients whenever possible. I don't do fast food and I hate eating out because of poorly prepared meals by pseudo chefs.
I workout more than suggested in PB, but its P90X so I believe its in alignment with some of Grok's type of fitness. I am also beginning some more primal workouts like Movnat and other body weight exercises.
My big problem is that for 6 months now I have changed my diet to be much more CW healthy. I eat 6 small meals a day, mostly plants and lean meats. I used only olive oils for cooking and really watched how much I was using. I stayed away from excessive grain carbs and sugars, but they were in my diet at least for 200-400 calories a day.(currently eating 2200 cals a day; 20% fat/40/40 carb proteins)
So far I've lost 50 lbs on this regimen but after reading the book (and during) I began to add in lots of the more nasty cuts of meat (i buy organic grass beef and local pork, wild fish). I am no longer eating egg substitutes but buying organic local eggs and using organic butter to cook with. I am not eating any grains (been over a week now) and I gave up sauces unless I made them homemade. (made my own ketchup + vinegar bbq sauces)
Here is my problem. I am always cranky now. My cravings are massive more than ever. I feel more energetic, but I feel less energy throughout my hour long work outs. I am eating less meals and eating less quantity. I am now always hungry. My sleep is pretty good and I breathe much more freely than ever (20+ year sinus sufferer). I noticed I actually put on 5 lbs since I started, and I "feel" like I am gaining because of all the extra fats.
Is this normal? Should I keep going?