IF doesn't make you weak & lethargic.When I write this, what is your first instinct? I've started thinking too much and need some fresh opinions.
I've been paleo/primal for over a year. I started at 145, using IFs i dropped to 130 (but weak & lethargic), then did paleo zone/higher fat & gained to 145 (but strong & healthy). Now I'm doing more visual measuring of vegetables but always low (ie 1 apple w breakfast, 2.5 cups zucchini with 3-4oz protein for lunch, ~2 cups broccoli w dinner). I haven't had gluten/grains in over a year. I do have an occasional sweet potato as a splurge, I do eat cheese (raw milk cheese, 2oz for breakfast w some organic raw almonds & an apple), i do sometimes have 2 squares organic 72% or higher dark chocolate for dessert, I have a glass of wine 1x every 3-4 weeks or so.
With too many splurges in a 2 week time frame (big fatty cuts of meat, sweet potato, chocolate & wine) I got up to 153 & didn't fit into my clothes. Reigning it back in, I now weigh ~148. At 5'6" Im about 5-8lbs softer than I'd like to be. I have been stuck here for MONTHS and have NO clue as to what I should address first: lower my carbs? but already low! And I did super-low carb for awhile & really feel I do better with a little extra. So should I IF? but last time I got really weak & now it scares me a little. When would I do an IF? I CrossFit 3x a week and do yoga 2x a week.
What's YOUR instinct tell you I should try?!