As you know I was pretty confused as to why the figures on the scale should be so "strange." It would appear that my diet is superb, my exercise program is fantastic.....so what's going on?
I hate being confused.
I spoke to my trainer, but as knowledgeable as he is..he drew a blank. I then went to a sports dietitian and explained the situation to her, again she drew a blank. I mean come on....I'm not THAT unique and I can't be "alone" on this planet with this problem surely?
I went home REALLY perplexed and tried to think myself what it could be. Finally I got smart and turned to google and started asking questions in a hundred different ways till I got some help. And BINGO.
So here is the explanation and please don't expect the technical one google served up. Here is the revised version (I had to turn to the dictionary for some of the sporting/technical terms they used)
The body MUST have carbs for energy....if you do boot camp.
My diet is carb free.
How the body works is, when you train hard, it goes looking for carbs, when it finds none, it turns to the next best thing which is protein. However, muscle uses the protein to grow. So, when the muscles don't find protein (it having been used up for energy) it uses the water. When the water is devoid (despite my 8-10 glasses of liquid per day) it stores ALL forms of fat, be it from avo, olive oil, nuts etc.
Additionally, you need MORE healthy food, not less. Yes, sparks said it first.
A few months back (basically when I started boot camp) sparks automatically re-evaluated my calories and upped them. Since they gave no explanation for this, I just ignored the extra calories and kept eating the way I was....which is....protein with loads of veggies, protein with fruit.
Now, when you eat clean, you get TONS of food. So I felt like an eating machine and I was losing weight. What I didn't know was that 1000-1200 is WAY TOO LOW calories if you boot camp and I was doing just that daily.
How absolutely amazingly made is the body? Evolution? I think not!
Give credit where credit is due. This amazing machine was created.
So I have upped my calorie intake and feeling so full I could pop. LOL Guess I'll get used to the new food intake again and used to eating healthy complex carbs.
So why didn't the weight loss lady know and why didn't the trainer know and why didn't the sports dietitian know this??? LOL because while I told all of them what I was eating eg
nuts, avo, fruit and veg, chicken etc and it all sounds good....but I failed to tell any one of them HOW MUCH I was eating. Rico says he was thinking in terms of "she must be eating enough because she's boot camping" and I never once said "I eat less than 1200 calories a day."
Ah well, at least I have my answer now and can correct the matter and should see the figures change. I hope this doesn't affect my weight loss which has been steadily going down. It shouldn't....but I guess I'm a bit nervous of that. So relief is mine. I so hate unanswered questions.
So I'm back to my happy bouncing self again.
Today I've been running around with my friends friend from the UK. We had lunch together and my hubby came too. Once my hubby left, her friend, Richard, apologized for ignoring us ladies and commandeering Justins time, but he finds the I.T. world so fascinating. Since he had already invited me to supper along with Carol, he said "now tonight I will chat to you about...the weather." Oh my goodness...what a laugh. He doesn't know me at all. Does he think I'm a dumb blond? SO, I've googled some crazy places around the worlds weather and going to share "that" information with him tonight. LOL
He's taking us to a pizza place, so I'm hoping there are other things to eat besides pizza. I'm DEFINITELY NOT eating pizza. That stuffs poison to anyone watching their calorie intake. While I'm upping my calories, it WON'T be on pizza.
Hope you are all having a good day.....um care to know what the weather is in..Longdong (China), Batman (Turkey), or Morón (Argentina) this one being tongue in cheek.