I noticed by pure coincidence via my fitnesspal diary that I have basically been low carb to some extent.
while there is not really anything wrong with this its causing me some trouble. I am running out of energy. no go go juice. I am keeping up a VERY aggressive calorie burn routine.
the last few days I have been feeling "odd" hard to describe. imagine how your muscles feel after a really heavy day of work. all achy painful and tired. now REMOVE the pain and just leave the "tired" don't want to do anything feeling in those muscles. but only in the muscles not "YOU" mentally. its hard to describe.
NOT YOU are tired (I am fine) my MUSCLES feel like I should be tired. I an ready and rearing to go the muscles just don't want too.
I almost could not complete my 60 minutes of cardio on the stationary on tuesday and wednesday morning I felt worse.
Once I realized I was kind of low carbing I figured OK I am going to eat chinese like I always do wednesday night lets see what happens.
I woke up this morning and I feel GREAT. the odd feeling is completely gone. (yet i was still around 2000 cals a day) so it was not a calorie INTAKE deficiency it was, I am GUESSING here correct me if I am wrong, a calorie conversion deficiency.
I notice also my bowel movement was small. so my body kept and used more of what I ingested less to go out the rear :-) Seems to confirm I was lacking and had just "corrected" the lacking.
SO there in lies my problem (correct my assumptions if they are wrong please)
it seems I am missing something in my diet (could it be as simple as carbs ??)
I liken it this way. you have a small fuel tank that you operate on. when you eat food you you convert that food to gogo juice and "fill up" this little fuel tank.
there are two factors that control the filling of this fuel tank. How MUCH fuel you eat and how quickly your body can convert the fuel you eat into the "gogo juice" that fills this little fuel tank.
I think I am eating enough fuel but my body can't convert it to gogo juice and fill the little internal tank fast enough.
SO i am burning cals faster than my body can refuel the internal tank IE I run out of fuel even though i am eating "enough" I just can't convert it fast enough.
this tells me I am eating the wrong foods OR just not eating "x" that I need to be eating.
whatever X is its in the chinese food (pork fried rice roast pork egg foo young and wonton soup and an egg roll)
SO what is X and what are some healthier alternatives to getting X besides the chinese food ?