|05-30-2012, 06:15 AM||#1|
Junior LCF Member
Last Day P3 and Confused!! HELP PLEASE
Good Morning to everyone!!!!
Well today is my last official day of P3. I have decided to stay in P3 for another week or two because I really do like this phase (as long as I am not gaining ) Also I just really want to cement the hypothalmus and metabolism.
I still haven't figured out how much calories my body likes. I average at 2000-2350 a day. I have mainly just added in dairy the last three weeks. Eggs are a serious no-no for me. I get violently ill from them, and nuts are something that I don't really care to eat. The only meat I have added in is canned Tuna/Chicken and Ribeye steak along with chicken and hamburger.
I have seemed to stabilize from the start even with eating ALOT of dairy. Now to see about your opinions if you don't mind:
21 121.6 -WTH
My F/P/C ratio averages are: 60%/25%/15%
Water avg: 72-75oz per day
Does this look like I have stabilized?
I am not sure why the last two days of P3 I have seen a 1.6 lb gain. I have not ate anything different than what I have been eating for the last three weeks. The only thing I can come up with is one or two things. It is either the whey protein I have been using for breakfast. I think it had sucralose in it and I have been using it for the last 6 mornings. I have now switched to Jay Robb. Or it could be the (coconut flour) muffins I made three days ago. I tried a different recipe then the one I was using throughout P3 and this one had baking powder instead of baking soda.
I don't think it is the dairy since I have not had any problems in 3 weeks. A typical day of dairy for me is:
Morning: HWC (1/3 cup) 2 muffins (coconut flour)
Lunch: Chicken/Broccoli with Alfredo sauce
Afternoon Snack 2% Fage with strawberries
Dinner: Ribeye Steak with Salad (cheddar cheese and ranch dressing)
Desert:Coffee w/HWC and cream cheese/blueberry muffin
What do you think has caused the 1.6lb gain?
Also, should I cut back on my dairy? I do use full butter and coconut oil on all my cooking so I am getting fats from things other than dairy. (Holy Cow I love me some dairy!!!)
Since I am only .4 away from being 2.0 of my LDW should I do some type of correction day to get back down closer to LDW?
Should I try to eat more calories than the 2300 or maybe I should lower them to be closer to my BMR?
I don't know why I am starting to freak out and second guess everything I have been doing now that I am at the end of P3 I am scared to eat anything now.
Any help would be so much appreciated.
I am so sorry for rambling and venting this morning. I just want to do this right and am having a bad morning!
|05-30-2012, 07:00 AM||#2|
Join Date: Jan 2005
Stats: 183/130/128-131(5'5, FABULOUS 50!!)
IMO, you are VERY stable. You have stayed within the 2 pound LDW the whole round. Plus, you are eating an incredible amount of calories. You are one lucky duck . I see no reason to change a thing. However, if you are looking to change something, I would probably decrease the HWC.
WTG with stabilizing. Keep up the good work. Keep weighing daily, and make any corrections, IF NEEDED, and you will do fine.
|06-03-2012, 04:22 AM||#3|
Major LCF Poster!
Join Date: May 2011
Start Date: 4/1/11
My top guesses would be, menstrual cycle? salt? coconut flour?
And I congratulate you for going to the top of the calorie ladder. I have always been determined to teach my body that WE LOVE CALORIES!! But that means I just have to be very very careful where those calories come from.
|06-04-2012, 06:50 AM||#4|
Junior LCF Member
Thank you for looking at my post and helping me.
It turns out that it was the whey protein I was having in the morning. After taking the Jay Robb protein on day 21 of P3 I was 1.6 above ldw. The next morning I was 3.6 above ldw. Well you can guess what I did that day (Steak Day!) I quit the whey protein that morning starved myself all day and bought a 16 oz Ribeye and a large apple. The next morning a dropped the 3.6 and went to exactly my LDW. I ate clean the next day and lost another .4 below my LDW that I have stayed at for two days now. So I am so glad I was able to isolate my problem with the help of everyone here.
|06-05-2012, 07:50 PM||#6|
Junior LCF Member
Thank you so much!!! I also remembered that I added flaxseed with that whey protein. It was the first time using the flaxseed. So you know that is out of my diet as well LOL