If you haven’t been following along, start with my explanation of this calorie counting experiment.
As I said in the last update, I increased my macros for these couple of weeks. It went well. Week five tracked six days and week six tracked eight due to things going on.
I don’t have anything interesting to point out.
Still no issues drinking enough water. I’ve settled in on an average of 106 ounces a day and seem to be down to one wake-up most nights. I’m still keeping track of water intake because it would be really easy to fall out of the habit.
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Note: these are an average of three days at the end of each week.
Kind of surprised with the dive in week 6. I really want my weight to stabilize around 195.
After the decrease in weight I’m going to switch up the macros goals again. In order to help build muscle and lose fat, I’m bumping protein up from 1.0 gram per pound of bodyweight to 1.1. I’ll also increase carbs and fats. I will stop eating less on rest days, especially since one of my two rest days each week has been a 30-40 minute active recovery / cardio session. New goals will be 255g of carbs, 90 grams of fat, and 215 grams of protein for 2,690 calories. These changes will give me about 1,500 more calories a week.
I’m still feeling great throughout the day and even better in my workouts. Looking forward to what my body does with the extra calories.
The next 5 weeks are the CrossFit Games Open and I’ll be in San Diego for one of those weeks. I suspect I won’t be as disciplined as I have been. There wasn’t much to say in this post, so I may not publish another update until after the Open.
All of these posts will be tagged 2019 calorie counting to make it easy to browse the posts.