I know I'm not supposed to, but I've been tracking my caloric intake while doing Primal. My excuse is that it helps me keep track of carbs.
For the past 2.5 weeks I've been in the 1200-1400 range while keeping my ratios at 50% fat, 25% carbs, 25% protein.
The problem is that I'm hungry shortly (2-3 hours) after eating. And I'm terrified about adding calories since I've lost a good chunk of weight and I'm worried that increasing calories will stall that.
How tall? Gender? How much do you weigh? 1200 calories a day is very low and might be doing you more harm than good.
Eat more. I don't think 1200 calories is adequate for an adult human female.
I'm 5'6", female, and just reached my lowest weight in over a year of 150 lbs.
Definitely eat more. I was losing eating 2000+ a day while active when I was at my high weight of 125.
[QUOTE=Damiana;999182]Definitely eat more. I was losing eating 2000+ a day while active when I was at my high weight of 125.[/QUOTE]
Really?! I set my goals at 1800 and I'm 5'9", 300lbs (ouch I know. Its not really coming off either) and I'm wondering if I'm eating enough. I don't find myself being hungry but I often am at or above the 1800 mark. Though recently its been a lot of sugar. I don't like counting calories and have been trying to count macronutrients instead though the tool I use to keep track of them is a calorie counting app and..well..its hard to ignore those numbers.
I was doing crazy amounts of cardio daily though.
[FONT=Book Antiqua][SIZE=3]you should definitely be eating more, but the fact that you are hungry 2 hours after a meal seems more problematic to me. what exactly are you eating? you may want to up the fats/protein and lower the carbs a bit.[/SIZE][/FONT]
Breakfast was a hot chocolate made from 2/3 cup coconut milk, a tbs of cocoa, and 1/2 tsp honey.
Lunch was a large grilled chicken thigh and a liberal portion of cooked cabbage.
Dinner will be a serving of liver pate with raw veggies of choice. Followed by a serving of paleo fudge (coconut oil, cocoa, touch of honey)
I am heading to the gym before dinner so I will probably eat a full avocado between now and gym.
[FONT=Book Antiqua][SIZE=3]switch to a real breakfast -- not liquid. eggs and veggies, or bone broth with eggs and veggies and butter.
a chicken thigh is only a few ounces of meat.
i'd drop the honey for now also. just get off the sweets wagon, that might be causing fake hunger signals.[/SIZE][/FONT]