So, I'm into Day 5 of my "eat more fat but back off the protein" experiment. Been tracking in My Fitness Pal and my averages look like this:
1360 calories a day
Or, about a 50/25/25 ratio in terms of calories, overall. I tend to eat a little higher in carbs on workout days and lower on non-workout days just naturally.
I realize that for some of you this still isn't a lot of fat, but it's a huge jump for me as I was around 30-40% before.
I've been trying to stick around 1400 calories for a slow and steady weight loss, but was finding it nearly impossible with the lower fat levels. But by bumping the fat up this week, I have felt much more satisfied and have had plenty of energy for my strength training and HIIT.
I still have about 10 pounds of fat to lose before I reach HSIS, but it's been a struggle. I've been ping-ponging between 149-154 for 4 months now. I will be interested to see if this can get the fat loss started again!
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