Can I count my body fat as part of my fat / fuel / macros ?Need to lose 15-20 lx
have been confused about eating extra fat when I want to burn my extra body fat! I’m in Ketosis (according to urine strip) but not losing for many months? do I need to eat more fat? I’m not usually hungry when I stick to my macros but I’m allowing room in fat macros count for (hopefully burn) excess body fat …??
I have read and listened to Jason Fung and done intermittent fasting quite regularly with a few pounds loss that seems to more or less come back once I go off my 6-8 hour eating window? I have hashimotos and a 3 year history of HCG diet that may have just messed with my metabolism enough that my body is just holding onto my fat? My BIA test results are body mass 24 ; body fat 31.9 so I definitely have room to lose ?
So not eating too much in my one to 2 meals but maybe too many nut snacks = too many carb/ calories ??
- I personally recommend trying to do two big meals a day within the 8 hour window. HIIT and heavy strength training and 8 hours of sleep will release growth hormone that will help you build muscle and increase metabolism. Intermittent fasting will help your body use your body fat for the 3rd meal. I have done this and I was at 30% body fat – now I am at 17% but it took many months to accomplish this. Fitness Blender month challenges are helpful since they do strength and hiit workouts. My meals mainly are a large portion of greens, meat or eggs, olive oil, nuts, avocado. But I try to not snack beyond those meals. I will do coffee and dynamic greens outside those meals, and tea/water, but that’s it. It is SUPER hard to adjust at first as our body is used to patterns of eating – but you will see results, and love it. I recommend taking pictures of your stomach flexed every Monday and eventually once a month to track progress. As the scale will not be helpful if you are putting on muscle.
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If you aren’t losing weight then eating more fat is very unlikely to help.
If anything you need to eat a bit less fat in order to take the equivalent amount out of storage.
Yes, in effect your body fat is part of your macros (or total ketogenic ratio) and you could be in ketosis with a low fat intake providing your total calorie intake was low enough to draw on mody fat.
“I’m not usually hungry when I stick to my macros.”
Hmm. This says to me that you are eating too much and/or too often. Bombarding your body with fat in order to get it shifted over to burning fat is one thing but, at some point, calories do still matter.
Have you tried some occasional fasting? In our modern world we seem to have developed a phobia about getting hungry as if it were unhealthy or unnatural which couldn’t be further from the archaeological truth.
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