So back in January I significantly increased my fat consumption and got my cycle to start again after 2 years without. But now that my body started producing its own estrogen again...I have gained about 10lbs. Before i was lean and abs were visible...not so much anymore. Feels like going through puberty all over again. Mood swings, breakouts...everything. How do you lean back out without losing the cycle? Calorie restriction? High protein? Moderate protein? No fruit? Ketogenic except on weekends?
Been following paleo for almost 2 years now. Been playing with bulletproof IF during the week and normal eating schedule on weekends. Stopped doing met cons for now and just doing Wendler 5-3-1. So frustrated with this. How can you eat paleo and lose your abs at the same time?! Any more advice is greatly appreciated
Can you give more detail of that framework?
Yep. The diet for cutting the fat without harming reproductive health is called [url="http://carbnite.com"]Carb Nite[/url].
The diet for women to be able to maintain low-ish bodyfat (say 12 to 15%) is [url="http://carbbackloading.com"]Carb Back-Loading[/url]. Although some women have to stay on Carb Nite (e.g. Alex Navarro).
And if you want to maintain SUPER low bodyfat (sub 10%), you're going to be on a modified/controlled version of Carb Nite.
You can read some articles by both women over on [url="http://beautifullyhardcore.com"]BeautifullyHardcore.com[/url] (which has been languishing a bit since January... my fault as I'm the editor...)