One of the things I LOVE about eating primally and eating low-carb primal is the loss of hunger. Even with my workouts, so far I have had no vicious waves of hunger and though I go to sleep feeling a sort of emptiness (no no I don't mean emotionally...) I'm not desperately craving food despite the relatively low amount of calories I'm consuming.
Today, for instance, I consumed 893 calories, and netted at 747 taking into account the small amount of cardio I did today.
I've not been a big calorie counter in the past, but for me to lose weight I really do need to cut back. Of course I will up the amount if I'm hungry (and I'm sure it will kick in soon!) When i'm not feeling like eating, however, I just won't eat.
It's a fantastic effect, that's why low -carb works I suppose. When you don't need to ignore and deny your body what it's asking for you're much more likely to stick to eating this way and lose weight!
Towards the afternoon I did feel a lower swing in my mood, my thoughts went something like this:
- "I'm going to fail at this. It's going to take so long to get to my goals. Why did I let myself go?"
So, there was a bit of self-loathing, QUICKLY negated with a bit of stern self- talk and some more fitspo blogging! I'm a bit addicted.
Total Carbs today: 26. A bit higher than yesterday, but still very good I think
With my workouts I'm probably going to have to up my carb intake a little bit in the future. I think I'll start alternating between higher calorie intake and lower calorie intake days, to speed up my metabolism. I wonder if it would be a good idea to have a higher carb day (up to 100) once a week too (but keeping the calories around the 1200 mark). I kind of agree with the idea that you need to sort of trick your body to wake it up and into action.
The thing I'm worried about with the higher carb intake, is it's affect on cravings for me. I have to be VERY careful what higher carb foods I am consuming- greek full fat yoghurt, berries, sweet potatoes, oats, carrots, beetroot etc. are the type of foods I'd be thinking of adding. BUT NOT yet.
And now it's time for a bit of PLAY