[QUOTE=YogaBare;1090068]Interesting - I totally have that experience when my carbs drop too low. I wonder if low carb may turn out not to be suitable for people who suffer from depression...[/QUOTE]
Like I said, I don't purposely eat low carb, I just prefer fat and protein. I have never had more energy, and I have cured my depression and panic attacks on 60F/20-30P/10-20C
Everyone seems to be different.
[QUOTE=YogaBare;1090067]Ah, good to know. I'm not actually gaining weight, but I read somewhere that high fat, high carb is the best way to do it. I was thinking I should up my protein and lower my fat, but these are the macros I'm falling into by just listening to my body and eating what I want. It seems to be working too - this is definitely the fittest and strongest I've felt, and I can see a big improvement in my athletic performance.[/QUOTE]
I think part of the High Fat & High Carb combo for weight gain, is where are those carbs coming from. When my macros were 50% carbs, they were all fairly decent carbs. I lost my first 20 on my own by cutting out fast food, processed, sweet tea. etc. So when I began to track and dial in the macros, the 50/30/20, it was pretty decent food. Funny thing is, that is when I added in whole wheat and added in beans, and added in Peanut Butter. I hardly ate those before :P
So anyways, I think SAD high fat & high carbs, (things like desserts) is definitely a recipe for gaining.
I think it is all in context to the total calories also. Even when I was 50% carbs, I was still under 150g most of the time.
[QUOTE=itchy166;1090070]Like I said, I don't purposely eat low carb, I just prefer fat and protein. I have never had more energy, and I have cured my depression and panic attacks on 60F/20-30P/10-20C
Everyone seems to be different.[/QUOTE]
That's brilliant!!! Delighted for you :) I got really anxious LC, so yeah, everyone's different :)
[QUOTE=YogaBare;1090080]That's brilliant!!! Delighted for you :) I got really anxious LC, so yeah, everyone's different :)[/QUOTE]
Yup everyone is all over the place.
LC for me, I lost all energy, all motivation. Some kind of gray fog. It was almost like it was raining every day. (and we were in the middle of a drought) I was losing but it slowed. I was afraid to even eat an apple. But I was very full on few calories.
Back in the day, when I was lifting heavy, for a gal I think - especially for just getting started, I was eating chicken and potatoes. Potatoes mostly. I didnt know anything about nutrition but I knew about being divorced and broke, and tators were cheap. It wasnt long at all I was squatting 300lbs. That was my favorite. I then tried benching, and it was like 100lbs. I didnt pay attention to any other chicks, so I don't know if that is good or bad but I was solid and I felt good.
I am trying to get back to a place of consistent strength training but going to a gym is not realistic for me, so for now I will have to do it all from home. So I dusted off my Primal Fitness the other day.
I thought I knew how to lose weight but now I am not so sure, so I am trying to find what works for me again. This week, I lost about 5lbs, but the last few days it has gone back up alittle, but so has my fitness. But I eat good healthy foods, I stay in my calorie range, so I just keep on keeping on. It is just aggravating. Things were moving along so well, then I tried to tweak, and the more I tweaked the worse weight loss became. I tried to fix something that wasn't really broken and now I am having a hard time getting back to that place, but I think for me, for now, it seems to be working again if I keep my fats to under 40%. My carbs are fruits and a small tator every day usually, I dont count my veggies at all, so I don't worry too much about my carbs anymore. I try to make sure I get enough protein and along with the protein comes my fat. Maybe 1-2TBL extra of CO, but that's about it. For now.
So anyways, babble off
Fat: Bare minimum of 55g
Carbs: Fills in whatever remaining calories I have.
I don't do ratios. Seem fairly pointless to me. I shoot for 22-2400kcal a day, sometimes more depending on how I feel.
My macros are all over the place lately, but I prefer 40-50c/30-50f/10-20p
I don't see how eating primal can lead to more carbs. I even eat 10 bananas a day[/QUOTE]
FYI - my carb intake for yesterday was 172.7. And I didn't even eat any starch! The foods I ate (that have carbs in them) are below. They add up...
Greek Yogurt 400 grams: 26
Egg, whole, fried 3 medium: 1
pepper, large: 12
Coconut water, canned or bottled: 30
wine, Pinot Noir 1 serving 5 fl oz: 3
Honey 4 tablespoon: 69
Carrots, raw : 6
Milk, whole 1 cup: 11
I dunno if I answered this one recently. :)
I'm usually around 110g protein; 90 (ish) g carbs; the rest is fat. At 1600 calories per day (average), i'm looking at 27.5% protein, 22.5% carbs, and therefore 50% fat -- and thus, 89 g of fat per day.
Sometimes carbs go up and fat goes down. :) Depends upon the day.
[QUOTE=Zach;1089926]70/20/10 c/f/p. and all from primal approved foods.[/QUOTE]
Id truly love to know how this is possible. Not trying to fight, but I have not seen anyone else with carbs that high in this thread.
Oh and last time I checked (am not now) 75/20/5 f/p/c