Posted 07 August 2013 - 08:53 AM
I know its been discussed some throughout the thread, but is anyone aware of a concensus as to what happens if you intensely workout regularly, but you don't take in enough calories?
If you still have fat to lose, should it matter early on?
I believe I'm supposed to take in 2,600 and change a day. I haven't been counting my calories, I've just been eating cleaner and healthier. In the past, when I did try to meet that caloric intake, I end up feeling bloated and less motivated to workout and more motivated to hibernate. It just feels like way too much food and I feel as though I'm over-eating when I try to get that many calories and I've counted them.
I'm guessing that I'm getting between 1,500 and 2,500 on any given day. I also assume that to this point, I've been losing healthy weight, as throughout the week thd scale fluctuates but ultimately averages out to me losing one to two pounds a week, and I've lost 2-3 inches off my waist in about a month.
But, now I question if I'm getting enough b/c I've started month 2 of insanity where the intensity definitely ramps up and I feel as sore as I can remember being since starting it. I'm talking legs, triceps, shoulders, ribcage... pretty much everything.
I'm just curious b/c I don't want to be counter all the good I'm doing if I'm not getting enough cals. Although I know I read at some point that the whole "your body will start eating away at muscle to compensate" is a myth...