Those are numbers for general health. I even found a body building site which said eating too much protein for your needs can raise glucose. They recommended the max of 2.5 for heavy lifting athletes.
Luckily, the low end .8 -1.0 multiplier would be the right level for deep ketosis too.
I tried to friend you the other day in MFP - Am interested in your FF food diary Maybe I sent it to another pebbles?
PS: thx for the research on protein. It confirms what we already know so that's good
Last edited by Ddraig Goch; 02-20-2013 at 06:37 AM. Reason: Ps
Yes, I just received the notification today and accepted the request. Since I had planned my FF day on Monday night, I did not go on there yesterday.
Wowza! You are a wonder woman, you get off track and jump on the even faster fat fast wagon. Shit, that is amazing. We are doing this. I am back on track, but realizing that I need to make some treats until I get back to not being hungry, even though I know it is sugar/mind related.
I've been playing with some numbers for after the Fat Fast. One of the things I am enjoying on the low calorie plan is the mental clarity. I wondered how low cal I could eat and still get all my macros. No, I am not dropping my cals to starvation, just thinking about Dr Seyfried's cancer work and his low carb, medium protein, low cal tenets. He suggests eating 30% below BMR (for me 1250 cals), which I would do if I had cancer.
If my carb goal is 20, my protein goal is 60, and I want fat at 80%, then the lowest I could eat is 1600 cals. If I add in 15 more grams of protein, that brings me to 1660 but only 76% fat. I would have to eat 1900 to get back to the 80% fat level.
Therefore, I see my calorie goals should be nearer to 1600 on non workout days and 1900 on workout days.
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What am I doing? Depends on the day.
No, it isn't low cal, just lower than I have been eating. At 5'10" 232lbs my BMR is currently 1788. I was looking to see if I could make a program that would be below BMR and still give me enough food.
I've found that with the circus in town, my body is craving protein hardcore. I was eating fatty chicken and cheese on top of dinner last night.
Paula, in my journal, I whined because the modified FF (1100-1200 calories) "only" yielded a loss of about 3 pounds (the reasons for being disappointed explained). Now, I don't know if my results are due to being sick or the FF (but I did have at least 1 day before I got sick), but my appetite has suddenly gone down and I went from 165.8 (starting FF weight) to 159 today (10 days). For me, that's a MONSTER loss (I'm lucky for 1 lb a week).
I guess I'm trying to say that you might naturally find things moving along after the FF at say 1600 calories (which might feel like a lot) without needing to resort to 1200 calories. Just a thought. As I said, not sure if my results can be extended....(although Chris did say, I think, that she too has a decreased appetite).