Very interesting thing that has happened in the last couple weeks..
I've been tweaking things week by week...went Very low Carb..under 15g for a about a week, and was eating frequently..fat and protein every couple hours...i started to lean out a bit. (i'm trying desperately to lose the last 10lbs of fat before spring/summer) Felt GREAT for that week.
Then...started eating a bit more green veg the week after, because i was low in energy...so around 30g carbs and I started IF'in this past week, so i'd pretty much create an eating window... eating between 12noon-9pm..wake up ..fasted workout (low intensity walk, with sprint intervals) and then fat and protein in the 12-9 window..
Noticed a huge change already and not for the better...starting storing fat again, visibly put on some fat..rolly stomach (that was tight and flat during the VLC week) and legs are very fatty again almost immediately in the thighs and hips (where I store)..
Here's my theory...did re-introducing IF cause cortisol stress and put my body in fat store mode rather than fat release mode?
Is this all in my head? ( i won't be offended, i do think i have a distorted hyper awareness when it comes to the feeling of my body)