Eating enough calories?
I went primal fairly recently, and I've had great success with getting fitter. I was into the chronic cardio thing, and the exercise program is what first attracted me to the primal lifestyle. I was already doing Atkins for about a month, so making the change to primal was/is actually pretty easy. Just ditch the wheat-based stuff, but more fruit and veggies. Very cool with me, since I wasn't huge into bread, anyway. And I didn't like milk. I'm more into veggies than fruit, but I don't think that's a big deal.
I'd already been doing the IF thing for a couple weeks, so I'm accustomed to only eating once a day. I'm not feeling hunger, except sometimes close to dinner time, so it's not hard. But now that I've looked at how much I'm eating, I'm wondering if I'm getting enough calories in. Today, for example, I had 2 large pork chops and about a cup of peas, about 840 calories. Yesterday, I had chicken wings and a veggie blend, about 1,000 calories. And I'm simply not hungry for any more.
Stats about me: Female, 5'2", about 140#. According to the Daily Needs Calculator at NutritionData, I should consume about 2300 calories a day to maintain my weight. I work out about 5 times a week, 1 day for sprints, 2 days for LHT, and I get about 5-6 hours of MS activity in a week. Since I've gone primal, I've lost weight at about double the rate as with Atkins and Chronic Cardio, so I'm pleased with that. I can tell I'm building muscles (no more flabby arms!), and I'm very pleased with that part of it.
My question is, should I be concerned that I'm not hungry for more than this? Should I try to eat more, or am I over-thinking things? The whole point of doing Atkins was to develop healthier eating habits as part of my drive to get fitter. Will not getting more calories cause me problems as I try to build my muscles and lose the fat? Or should I just chill out and wait for my body to tell me I need more food?
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