Changes!!

So much has changed in the last month!

We all know how I am an avid primal eater (for the most part).  Recently I have taken it upon myself to steer a little off this strict path and do some experimenting.  Since a recent nutrition class at my gym, I was introduced to a new way of eating.  Thanks so much to Gregg, who taught that class and has been challenging me and keeping tabs on me because it has definitely spruced things up.  What am I doing, you ask??

In previous posts I have written down everything that I had eaten over a space of a day or two.  A day normally consisted of 1200 calories a day and I was primarily focused on low carbohydrates.  Well, after a month on this diet, this is how I ultimately felt…

My times at the gym were getting slower, I was tired.  SOOOO tired.  I was weak. I was scatter brained.  I was seriously thinking that there were major things wrong with me.

After talking with Gregg he basically told me that my body was starving.  I never thought that could be what it was.  I didn’t really feel a lot of hunger.  I ate plenty, or so I thought.  There was the jerky and nuts snacking and more snacking, and more snacking.  This didn’t amount up to very much.  Especially with what I needed my body to do.  I am at about 135 pounds.  My goal is to gain 5 pounds of muscle.  so I am really trying to gain it the right way and its pretty tough to do!  Who would have thought gaining weight would be hard! hahaha! In order to do this I have to test my body fat every week and make sure the weight I am gaining, is in fact muscle.

I am eating so much now.  So much that I almost want to barf.  I probably eat about 2400 calories a day.  That’s 6 meals at 400 calories.  I am eating the minute I wake up and before bed.  Basically every 2 1/2 to 3 hours.  This is an insane amount when all you are eating is clean food!!  I have strayed from primal.  I am giving this new diet a month to see what changes occur.  I now eat whole, sprouted grains.  Oatmeal in the morning, bread for lunch, brown rice.  Lean proteins (not so much beef and bacon :(  and LOADS of veggies and fruit.

So far here is what has happened.  This whole week has been a week of pr’s.  For any of you who speak the crossfit lingo…I did fran in like 4:19, Helen in 9:40, fight gone bad score was 332.  My broad jump increased from 92″ to 97″. I did 69 double unders in a row.  L sit time was 1:01.  My back squat 1RM was 165 and this week I did 185 three times.  I have so much energy I can jump out of bed in the morning.

I thought for sure that eating all of this food would fatten me up, but its done the opposite.  I have gained 1 pound and lost 1% of body fat in the first 9 days!  HUGE!!!!  I can’t wait to get to the end of this month and see what happens.  I will keep you posted!

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7 thoughts on “Changes!!

  1. Yay for you! I swear I thought the same thing about carbs…I’m excited to follow and see what you think! You’re amazing!

  2. Holy cow!!! You’re talkin’ my kinda language there. I love hearing that! I recently put on some fat, and probably lost muscles at the same time (shoulder injury) and so i decided to count calories. I try to stay under 1600/day. I’d way rather not count calories. I need more info on this diet please!!! I’m so jealous of your energy level.

  3. Those are great results, but I’m wondering do you think it’s because you starting eating carbs again or b/c you upped your calories pretty significantly?

  4. Good work Kristina! Very proud of you. Keep it up. After I have this baby I would love to pick your brain on gaining muscle. Love crossfit and what’s it’s done for me but my weakness is FOOD. So I am not seeing much muscle. That will be my next goals, after baby of course.=)

  5. Congratulations on learning this now rather than struggling for months or years. As a trainer it can be frustrating when I get a client that believes in low carb or low fat fat diets because a trainer from a big box gym suggested it. But it is also to my advantage when they realize something isn’t right. I should be seeing some progress towards my goal by now and come to me through a referral of a client or past client that got the results they were looking to get.
    Keep up the awesome work.

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