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Paleo/Primal Challenge Day 20. Listening to my body.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Woke up CRAZY hungry and tired this morning probably due to yesterday's excessive amount of sun exposure and low calorie day. It also can't help that I'm in a sleep debt from a sleep over the weekend SO I opted not to do my scheduled weights or any exercise today. Robb Wolf suggest that with the fatigue and subsequent cortisol response I may be doing more damage metabolically working out in that state than if I didn't.

Works for me cause I was exhausted. I've spent the day resting and eating better (wow did I eat emoticon) and I will pick things back up tomorrow. Wow, that actually sound like a reasonable person talking instead of the endorphin junkie that lives here.

My Spark Sis Dee asked me for more information on what I was doing (how many calories, carbs, fats, proteins allotted per day... per meal...) so I'm going to write about it in this blog post. I'm still new to all of this and I don't even know if I'm doing it quite right so I'm going to include link of sites and articles from the experts I'm following.

Now to answer Dee's question. We don't really count calories. What I wrote in my last blog was just my old conventional way haunting me.

The recommendations I've read suggest .7 to 1 gram of protein per lean body weight, 50-100 carbs per day during weight loss phase and as much good fat as you can eat. Sounds crazy but read Dr. Eades blog and you'll see what I mean.

Right now I am trying to get keto adapted like it states in that article. I'm already seeing signs of it by the way I've been powering through my workouts like never before; while fasted!!

Here are the links that have been educating me in the total process of low carbing.

Fat Head -The film that started me on this journey. First part is funny. Part 2 is shocking and infuriating but the truth set me free.

My original intention was just to find information on Low Carbing but the emphasis on athleticism in the Paleo/Primal lifestyles made me gravitate toward them.

Here the website of the author of first book I bought on the subject.
Robb Wolf's - The Paleo Solution. He also has an AWESOME podcast that I listen to all day long.

Mark Sisson's Website. Author of The Primal Blueprint. 2nd book I bought on the subject. A bit less strict in that it allows dairy so that's mostly what I'm following now.

Gary Taubes - Bravest Science Writer/Journalist on the planet (IMHO) -

There is TONS more information about the Low Carb/Paleo/Primal Lifestyle on the web if you are interested. No one is more shocked than I am that I've decided to go low carb but after watching the Fat Head movie, I had no choice.

The lies about nutrition that this country has perpetuated have put my entire family is at risk and I have to be proactive in un-spinning the web. emoticon
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    Thank you so much for all this information, I have a lot of reading to do... I learned a lot from the documentary Fat, the things we thought we were doing
    right... emoticon

    2560 days ago
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