I started eating paleo in April and doing Crossfit in May. Things were rocking along pretty well, started sleeping in total darkness, lost 20 lbs, felt great, made progress at the gym, etc. Then about a month ago, a serious illness reared its head in a family member, and my life got thrown upside down. The first week or so, I was afraid to sleep or leave the house because I thought he might die. Things are a little better now, but I still get woken up several times a night to take care of him and feel stressed and worried almost all the time.After that first week off, I was dying to get back to crossfit (partially just to get out of the house), so I've been back in the gym, but I noticed that with the crappy sleep quality, I can only exert so much effort before I feel like I'm about to pass out. Should I just give up on crossfit for now? Am I causing my body to release even more cortisol and just effing my system up worse by working out on top of minimal sleep and high stress? I really don't want to give up crossfit because I like it, but I also don't want to cause serious damage to my adrenals. Any suggestions for a hack for the combo sleep loss/constant stress? I'm not in a position to hire anyone to help me out, and we don't have any family or close friends nearby to come over and sit with him, it's just me.
This is a good question for those of us with weird jobs. I'm about to start a period of my training where I'll be up for 30 hours at a time, and when I do sleep it'll be frequently interrupted. No way around it if I want to complete the training. So do we just stop working out? No offense, but does that mean Crossfit and other high-impact types of training are just for white collar people with regular hours?
Just eat some startchy carbs, especially post-workout you're depleted of sugar and you will not gain any fat
This whole paleo thing is complete bullshit. sugar makes everyone fat and sick is true because everyone are lazy slacks that earn too much sugar without even earning it
But in the right amounts (50-150) grams per day, you're all good!
Startchy grains have long been known to reduce stress, anxiety, improve sleep etc...
Why you're not eating them ? afraid to get fat ? read leangains.com
I hate all of these stupid communities, raw foodists, anti-carbs bla bla bla...
Just eat your macros in the right amounts and everything will be good.
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