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    Question Not Eating Enough?

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    Good morning! I have been doing the "caveman diet" for a couple of months now. I had lost a bit of weight before I started, but all together, I have lost 25 pounds so far. The problem is, I am up and down, up and down on my weight. It seems like it doesn't want to go anywhere. Several people have mentioned that I am probably not eating enough. I feel like I need to be eating all day long in order to get enough! In the morning I am ravenously hungry, but that's the only time I'm really hungry.

    I go to Jazzercise 4 times a week, and for the past week, it seems like when I get into class and get started, I suddenly get very hungry, and about half-way through the class, I "run out of gas."

    My question is, how long before a class should I eat in order to have enough fuel to function? I'm afraid if I eat too close to the class, I will get sick or feel really draggy, but eating more than an hour before doesn't seem to work either.

    Any suggestions?

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    You're going to need to post your height, gender, weight, activity level (other than jazzercise), and how much/what you eat on a daily basis. Give us an idea of calories if you can!

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    Yes, list your weekly groceries.

    One possibility from the way you describe your workout experience is that you might be riding the fence on becoming a fat-burner. If you're glycogen depleted and yet not efficient at metabolizing body fat, you'll bonk for sure! If, and a big fat "IF", that's the case, you'll want to look into either eating more carbs (paleo-friendly!) or almost none at all.

    Or it's possible you've truly eaten below caloric needs long enough to slow your body down, thyroid games, etc. More info needed, for sure!


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    I am a 58-year old female, 5'4" and currently 219 pounds. My job is sedentary; I sit at a computer all day. I do Jazzercise for an hour 4-5 times a week, and the last time I charted my calories, I was eating about 1,400 cals a day. I quit drinking carbonated beverages, and try to drink at least 5 16-oz bottles of water a day. My one indulgence is a coffee in the morning with some creamer in it.
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    Sure, but what are you eating? Are you getting enough fat?


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    For fat, I am eating one avocado a day, and using regular butter once in a while. Other fat would be the fat in the meat I am eating. In the morning, I eat some protein in the form of fish or meat, a few veggies, and a fruit. For lunch, I have more meat and more veggies. During the day, I will have one yogurt cup of greek yogurt. Sometimes I will have a handful of almonds in the morning between breakfast and lunch. I think my issue occurs between lunch and dinner. I usually do not snack in the afternoon, and when I get home, I go to my Jazzercise class, THEN come home and eat dinner with all paleo foods.

    I eat a lot of spinach and use chicken broth to flavor it. I have not been eating any bread or pasta of any kind.

    Is that enough information?

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