Chapter 2 of 5
Thoughts 3 & 4
Thoughts 3: I could not keep up with such restriction in calories.
Thoughts 4: I have a better understanding of my relationship with food. Some work well or better with my body and some others interfere with the well functioning of my body.
Before discussIng the points 3 & 4, I refer you to the first chapter of #TheHighFatHighProteinLowCarbs to get a better understanding of what I intend to achieve.
In the first chapter, I mentioned my difficult relationship with food while I was in an aggressive calorie restriction diet.
This difficult situation led me to do what I explained below.
Thought 3: I could not keep up with such a calorie restriction.
As simple as stated above, to think about food everyday at all time is an uncomfortable and really difficult situation. During the 27 days trial(check #cuttingweight), I did in all honesty "only" managed to stick to 2500 calories 7-10 days maximum. The rest of the time, I managed to be just below my TDEE, which explain why I still manage to lose fat and weight.
I try to use common sense in everything I do, and the truth is my body and mind did not cope well with the 1000 calories cut. The smartest way to act was to maintain the calorie deficit cutting on the starchy carbs intake.
Thoughts 4: I have a better understanding of my personal relationship with food.
As performing the #cuttingtheweight diet, I tried different food combination to know how they affect me. I learnt for example that lentils, chickpeas and beans give me a sense of satiety. These food make me feel good. Nevertheless, despite the fact that they are low in calories after eating this food my weight was increasing. In other words, no matter if I comply or not with my calorie allowance, after eating food rich in starchy carbs my weight was going up.
In the last two days before traveling to Lisbon for the BJJ European Championship, I did a "carb loading". In other words, I reintroduced the starchy carbs in a significant quantity in my diet.
The result was an immediate increase of 1-1.5kg in weight, this almost destroyed the results of three weeks of sacrifice.
Nevertheless, it was valuable information as I know now that depending on my goals, which food I can ingest and which one I have to skip. I also learnt recently that some starchy carbs, like bread make me eat more while others like chickpeas calm my hunger.
To come in chapter 3 of 5
Thoughts 5: The relationship with the starchy carbs is complicated.
5a. The way they make you feel.
5.a The Weight goal.
5.b The glycogen stores.
6. The protein
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