feeling like crap lately! help!
female 25 5'6 132
1300 cals fats 50g carbs 100-120g protein 130+
weight training 3x a week cardio 2-3x
I agree with the folks who've told you you're probably undereating.
Women have been so brainwashed into into thinking that 1200-1500 calories is more than enough. News flash: IT ISN'T USUALLY, especially if you're working out as intensely and frequently as it sounds like you are.
EAT. MORE. Your body is fatigued and your mood is crappy because you're essentially starving yourself without even realizing! Food is fuel and nourishment, not the enemy. Don't be afraid to EAT, girl! You can't expect to do that much exercise on what is likely barely enough calories to meet your resting metabolic rate. I usually hate the numbers games, but an adult woman at 5'6" and 132 does not need to be afraid of eating more than 1300 calories.
One sweet potato a day (topped with virgin coconut oil and garlic salt) keeps the the crabbiness at bay! Lord, almighty! YES!!! TESTIFY!!!
I'm no expert, but for me, 1300 calories would not be enough. I am 5'7 and 140 lbs. I eat closer to 2200 calories a day and I don't exercise nearly as much as you do. I do life weights, though.
Edit: I think people may be misreading the macro numbers. They are 50g fat, 100-120g carbohydrate, and 130+ protein. At those levels of carbs and protein, the OP is almost certainly not in ketosis, and carbs are apparently adequate for level of activity. I would say, in addition to inadequate total calories, too much protein and too little fat.
You're not eating enough... To maintain weight at your level of activity you need 2000 calories: 90g fat (40%), 175g carbs (35%), 125g protein (25%). For fat loss, optimal ratios depend on your lean body mass.
If you'd rather not increase carbs for various good reasons, you could simply increase your sodium and potassium intake and meet your caloric requirements eating 70%-80% fat.
Increase sodium, potassium or both in ketosis?
I eat VLC and I've discovered that I start feeling like crap if I don't consciously salt everything I put on my plate. If you don't want to increase carbs or calories I would try upping my salt intake first.
I'm new at Paleo too but I think I can give a crack at it! I'm on my second week and I'm at the point where I'm starting to enjoy it. My first week I was feeling just as you were, sluggish, tired, cranky, and my workouts seemed to be 10x harder. When I showed other Paleo enthusiasts my diet we saw that I ate almost zero carbs and not enough food in general. As soon as I started adding a little more carbs and eating more I felt great. Don't get discouraged! Alot of people starting out on Paleo feeling like crap, but it gets better, trust me. You can do it!
P.S. - Sweet Potatoes are A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!
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