I was tracking my calories & nutrients precisely & keeping them exactly at the recommended levels (C50%, F30%, P20%); I plateaued. Upping my exercise didn't get the scale moving, so I increased my protein a bit. While my caloric intake remained the same, the nutrients fell at 43.76%, F 27.37%, P28.87% & so did my weight. The next day I'd lost a full pound, as well as the following day (although I didn't keep my nutrients at the adjusted levels mentioned).
I plan on going back to the recommended levels (C50%, F30%, P20%) today.
Please remember to drink all your recommended water & then some if you increase your protein.
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What's healthy in the Junk Food You are craving after workout?
I've noticed that after a good workout, when I am suddenly "craving" some junk food like ice cream or something cheese-y etc, if I take a moment to think about what is in the food that might be soothed with a healthier substitute. For ice cream, I usually find a small container of Greek yogurt with fruits or some nuts satisfy my craving and give me good nutrients for my muscles after the workout.
Maybe other times I am wanting something crispy and crunchy, so celery might be a good substitute. I just try to note if the snack might be addressing a need for protein or water or calcium and make a more appropriate substitution (or pack it to go before a workout!).
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