After floundering around with Primal at MDA (eat MOAR fat) and ketosis low carb ... I've stumbled over here. I'm female, 31, 5'11 and no idea whatsoever of weight, maybe 170? I never weigh myself, I just measure and I've added on about 3 inches of fat on my hips/butt and thighs each - from where I look good naked. Right now I don't, and I want to again. I'm otherwise pretty darn healthy. Single parent, not great sleep, always tired, love my coffee, and LOVE BP coffee.
So this is my 4th day eating BP style with the coffee in the morning, generally around 6:30/7:00 and I have about 24oz. total with coconut oil and as close to grass fed butter as I have found. Averaging about 5 or 6tbsp of coconut oil spread amongst the cups of coffee, and sometimes add a bit of butter.
This keeps me even keeled and energetic until around 1 or 2pm. It's at this time that I become a ravenous, bottomless pit. I eat and eat and eat and eat. I stop by 7 or 8pm at the latest.
I eat eggs, beef, this awesome local pastured pork, wild salmon, coconut oil/butter, lots of salad greens, cucumber, celery, raddichio, cilantro, spinach, kale, broccoli, a few raw nuts for crunch - That's been what I've been eating the past 4 days.
I ran into similar over-eating before Christmas, I was eating similar, high fat moderate protein a la Primal-MDA and was starting to gain fat from the extent of overeating. It's like my appetite on/off switch is broken..But I am eating a LOT of calories. And no amount of meat seems to satiate me, nor fat. What's up? Is this a transition or something?
I want to keep the muscle I've put on over the past year and a half - I can sort of pull/stretch the fat off to the side of my arm and see my bulging muscles underneath.. and I have the beginnings of ab visibility and a narrow waist... I seem superficial and such but I do NOT look good on the bottom half. A lot of jiggle, visible cellulite and excess fat and no muscle tone etc.
I am kind of freaking out that I am eating easily 2200 - 2500 calories, probably more today, with all this coconut oil and meat and stuff. However, it's been 4 days Patience right?
I was kind of hoping for miraculous results like dropping 2 inches of fat in a few weeks.
I am exercising, trying to ramp that up a bit to increase my metabolic rate or whatever and keep those muscles grooving.
Anyway, I'm sure I'll be back with more questions soon enough.
I know the general BP IF 'diet' says don't count calories, just listen to your body... I'm wondering what if said body is giving all sorts of crazy signals, like eat eat eat eat eat, despite having just finished 1000 calories or more of food!