Calorie Cycling weekend so far
Saturday, October 06, 2012
Today is day two of my experiment to eat well over my normal calorie intake. Normally, I eat 1,200 to 1,600 calories a day. Yesterday, today and tomorrow, I'm eating 1,800 to 2,400 calories a day in an attempt to banish a one-month plateau.
This morning, I attended a kickboxing class, which was super intense but fun. I think I enjoy the kickboxing class more than the boot camp class, although I still don't care for doing high intensity jumping jacks in either class. Nevertheless, I plan to fit this class in on Saturday mornings when I can.
Yesterday, I felt like I ate too much junk to boost my calorie intake so today, I'm trying to make sure I get my fruits and vegetables and to eat more protein. I am also keeping my water intake high.
Last night, I went to bed at 10:00 pm but did not wake up until 7:30 am. That's 9.5 hours of sleep! This week I've been focusing on getting more sleep, so I wasn't sleep deprived. Was it my diet? Maybe it was carbohydrate overload or a blood sugar crash? Either way, I'm intrigued and want to learn more about what happened so I'm going to do some reading.
Monday, I plan to drop back to eating 1,200 to 1,500 calories a day, high protein, low carbohydrate diet.
I think by next Saturday, I'll know whether or not this experiment has worked when I weigh in.