OK so this is a complicated question so I'll try and explain the best I can. gender: F Current weight: 146-147 approx height: 164cm (5'5") Activity: Crossfit 4-6 days per week otherwise sedentary
I am trying to lose body fat and I have been doing strict paleo with about 5 cheat days for 4.5 weeks. I haven't decreased weight but my clothes are a little looser and people have noticed a bit of a difference. This is ideal, I don't care about weight I just want to get rid body fat and gain lean muscle mass.
So I decided to go into ketosis because I had started to cheat more often and want something to focus on and that would help me get rid of fat. I only started yesterday so I haven't hit the hard part yet. I decided to log food on livestrong so I can see how many grams of cards I am eating. I ate 19 yesterday and have 10 today, so I think that sounds fine. In livestrong I put my weight goal to decrease 1 pound per week. It calculated my calorie intake at 1292.
This morning I put my food into livestrong and this is what it says: Calorie Goal: 1,292 Calories Consumed: 762 Calories Burned: 156 Net Calories: 606 So you know, this is 3 fried eggs, 3 slices of bacon, 2oz almonds and 1 TBs bacon fat.
sooo I already ate 762 calories and I think I ate more like 3 TBs of bacon fat which is 360 calories. I don't know how much fat I ate without measuring it out. I was hungry this morning because I didn't eat much for lunch or dinner yesterday, which is why I ate the almonds. So I have about 500-600 calories left for the whole day including the calories I burned at crossfit this morning. 9 minute WOD so I logged 20 mins of crossfit.
I ate 78 grams protein yesterday and I aim for around 65-75 so that seems fine. Do I need to seriously consider eating less calories if I want to attain goal of fat loss?
I ate about 800 calories for breakfast yesterday and finished with net calories of 1565. Will I lose fat if I exceed the calorie limit they set for me? I have a feeling I will, but I wanted to check with everyone as well. Sorry for majorly long post, I am going to work on not caring about this and just living after this question is answered!
Edit: I forgot to mention that the main reason that made me decide to try ketosis was because I looked at my 'cheat' days and the Paleo(but not really Paleo) days and noticed that I was binging on fruit or paleo cheats; both super sweet sugary things. When I saw this I just knew I would be better off kicking the sugar habit, so I'm trying to eat as little sugar as possible for the next 3 weeks.