I recently hit a wall.
Things had been going great low carb, remember?
Oh, not to mention lots of salsa and tortilla chips.I’ve also become in love with roasted brussel sprouts and those would take up a quarter of my days carbs or more.
My nails also started getting brittle and my skin was really dry. While I was constantly drinking and consuming electrolytes, I just found that I couldn’t keep up.
I also started lifting a bit heavier then normal and I could tell my body was craving a smidge more carbs. Nothing crazy, just a bit more.Last week, I messaged my nutrition coach and talked to her about readjusting* my macros a bit as my macros were NOT doing it for me anymore.
While I do enjoy the low carb lifestyle but I realized I was doing more keto then low carb in the last 2-3 months – which was NOT my intention.
I was going to about 6-8% total carbs vs. the initial 10-15% I had been doing.
It seems like my problem was that I was too low carb for the amount of lifting I do plus my body just didn’t like it (hence brittle nails and overly dried out skin).
And that’s OKAY.
Not every diet* is going to work for every body.Again, I didn’t intentionally plan to do keto, it just naturally happened as I was craving more fats and way less carbs over the span of 2-3 months.
Right now my macros are about 20-25% carbs, which is still low carb.
Just obviously not as low as the initial 10-15% I set out to do.In the last week, I feel way better.
I’ve gone up 30-40g of carbs per day and it has helped fuel my workouts. I’ll definitely share a “what I eat post soon for y’all.One day at a time.
For more of my low cab journey, check out THESE posts:
*Please be sure to consult your primary care physician or nutritionist before starting ANY diet.