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Old 04-02-2008, 05:19 PM   #11
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Re: Performance Regression

Thanks Sean, nice call on the mozzarrella sticks. I can't remember what the last brand was that I bought, but the ones I bought today are part skim so they're 6g Fat and 6g Protein. I'll be switching to whole milk from now on as well.

I don't usually eat bread everyday, but for some reason that morning I must've just felt like a piece of toast. I'm pretty consistent with the 25 blocks a day though, some days 26 or 27, but I haven't been short of 25 yet.

So, it looks like I need to eat more fat, but that seems counter intuitive to me at first. Won't that cause my body fat % to go up? What is the target range for body fat? I thought I was about there at 10.7%.
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Old 04-02-2008, 06:07 PM   #12
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Your "super elevated metabolism" is due to significant overreaching.

Adding fat to your diet does not make you fat; in fact, it's good to burn fat because it stimulates fat metabolism which turns straight to your fat stores when there's not enough food available instead of turning to muscle. On the other hand, adding carbs does make you fat (insulin response; if any excess calories they go on as fat).
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Re: Performance Regression

I'd add just one thing to the mix: in addition to adding more fat and taking a week of rest, I'd suggest a visit to your doc to rule out hyperthyroidism as a cause of your weight loss, especially if your weight doesn't stablize with the above two interventions.

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Thanks Steven, I didn't know that about the metabolizing of fat. I had always thought like carbs that they would be stored. I can definitely see my "under recovery" as a cause of my elevated metabolism.

Susie, I actually do have a slightly hyperactive thyroid. My doctor checked me for it a few years ago when I complained about my inability to gain weight, but he said it wasn't enough to be concerned or warrant any treatment. Perhaps I should see him anyways to make sure nothing else is having an affect. Good call on the thyroid.
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