So. Flashback to about 3 months ago, when I explained to you why I had transitioned from ketogenic eating back to clean eating.. (If you’re curious, you can read about it HERE.) I was very aware of the fact that I wasn’t where I wanted to be as far as my goals are concerned body composition-wise. After trying to figure out some health issues, it’s been a solid effort to understand WHAT exactly works for my body. As I mentioned in the post referenced above, my goal for the summer was to try and acclimate my body back to eating a decent amount of calories through some metabolic rehabilitation…WITHOUT increasing body fat or seeing an increase in weight. I have had enough of you ask about how things are going, & what the plan is now that I figured I’d give you the update here!
I’m happy that I’ve been able to up my caloric intake a bit without seeing any increase in body fat, which is a HUGE win for me. It’s been super interesting, and a little bit eye opening for me. I have always known that physical change takes time…Especially when it comes to reversing adverse scenarios. It’s just the way it goes. However, I think I have come to realize that this process will probably be a slow long one for me.
Regardless, I am willing to put in the time/work/effort. Now that I feel like I’ve been able to acclimate my body to where it’s at during these three months, I’m at a point where I feel like I can start manipulating my macros a bit more. One big concern I had was how my body would react going from eating straight keto to transitioning some carbs back in.
This process has reaffirmed something that I have ALWAYS thought: It DOES matter what you put in your body. One issue I have with some “macro counters.” Is their thought process that “carbs are carbs.” I just don’t agree with that. I have a hard time believing that 30 grams of carbs from vegetables are going to have the same effect as 30 grams of carbs that are chalked full of sugar. Sorry. I don’t. I’m not trying to put food in “good” and “bad” categories. But, I do think that some food sources are more beneficial to your body than others. I think one thing that I have really tried to focus on is eating carbohydrates that I feel like my body will respond well to, & I feel like this has helped my process a lot.
So, what are my MAIN focuses right now as far as my eating goes…I’ll lay it out for you:
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