Im going to TRY to keep this short and sweet. Like me :) Im 23, 5'4" 135 pounds. Used to have severe adrenal fatigue/Hashimotos. Now its very mild adrenal fatigue, if any, and thyroid is normal with ARMOUR thyroid. Thanks to paleo, I've healed myself! I have been super low carb with out working out because of my adrenals, now Im moderate carb, between 80-100 Grams a day with lifting heavy twice a week, HIIT/circuit training one day a week and walking as much as possible, along with being a hairstylist that moves/walks most of the day.I intermittent fast twice a week and normally follow a 10/14 feeding schedule. (Eating between 8a-6p, some days 4p and fasting the rest) My carbs come from low sugar berries, apples and grapefruit. I eat grass fed meat, wild caught fish, pastured eggs, olive oil and coconut oil. No starchy carbs, No nuts, No dairy. I eat lots of non starchy veggies and a small amount of fruit in the morning or around work outs. Here is my question. I have had some days where I've had more fruit then others and a few splurges of dark chocolate/nuts. On the days that I eat a little more fruit/carbs, I feel SO much better and fuller longer then on the lower carb days. On the lower carb days I feel more tired, more hungry. Is it possible that I need more then 100 carbs a day? I am looking to loose fat and get some lean muscle. Has anyone experienced better fat loss with more carbs? Should I still stay away from starchy carbs for fat loss with my activity level? Would I benefit from a carb cycle?
Any help would be GREAT!