I figured I'd post something since I said hello a few days ago. I am tracking on MFP, have started to lose a little bit but mostly am feeling a bit more energy and FEELING leaner (though not looking leaner and my pants still fit the same). So what is that, feeling leaner? I really don't get it; maybe it is less bloating or something like that. I don't think I have any less fat but I feel like I do, which is almost as good.
I have had trouble hitting the macros and wonder if I am unrealistic. I have a 1200 cal day, with 5% carbs 15 Gm (always slightly over), 20% protein 75 Gm (sometimes under and sometimes over) and 75% fat 93 gm. I think it might be too much protein. I have hit the fat a couple of days and have been over on calories a couple of times. I don't exercise enough but I am working on that. I just need some time to walk (and decent weather).
If anyone has suggestions that would be great. I am eating eggs, bacon, chicken, tuna and lots of fats: avocado, olives, clarified butter, coconut milk in my decaf. I had some wonderful soft cheese twice but I really cannot eat dairy foods; I found out once again that it isn't a good idea for me.
So I am in, working away at this and waiting for that wonderful feeling of being in ketosis that I remember from my long ago Atkins days.
Love reading your posts! Thanks for the inspiration.
I think your protein is too high. for 1200 calories, 20% would be 240 (right? my math in regards to how percentages are done is not great) which would be 60g of protein. The carbs are right, but 75% of 1200 is (I think) 900 calories and should be then 100 grams of fat.
So that would be
Carbs = 15g
Protein = 60g
Someone please check my math.
pamola10, What is your goal weight?
I bought the Fat Fast Cookbook last night(pdf) and looked through it. Some great ideas, both for doing the FatFast, and for adding a chunk of fat to a EMF plan. Interesting options for some comfort food like items, also, mac and cheese and chocolate pudding.
My journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread62655.html