Overshot My Recomp Goals – Part 5

In Part 1 I reviewed the results of my [20 Apr 2018] Bod Pod test against my goals of Body Recomposition.

Part 2 looked at some of the problems with having too low a body fat.

Part 3 looked at the consequences of low body fat with regard to fasting.

Part 4 asked the question “Can’t I just eat more?”

In this part I want to take a look at my fears.

I expect to add to each of those parts of the story as I learn more.

I have to be extra diligent now to not lose any more weight and I really need to put on some more fat. Of course, I want to gain muscle too.

What Things Do I Need to Stop Doing?

If tracking has produced over-compliance then is there a value in not tracking calories and macros? If I stop paying attention to tracking everything I eat will my weight increase?

I know that I currently modify my behavior based on the numbers. I always get in the protein because I have set it up for that (via my food choices). I usually stop near my goal calories.

Similarly I am tracking weight and when I wasn’t losing it made me want to drop calories. I feel like I should keep tracking weight but maybe at a less often frequency?

Do I need to stop Intermittent Fasting? Or widen my window?

Fear of Fat Returning?

Does all of this come from a fear of being fat and unhealthy again? Can I put in some compliance checks and make adjustments when necessary? After all, I know that LCHF/Keto and IF work wonders for me. I also know that I could do PSMF again if I wanted to.

In Part 6 I take a look at my new goals.


Author: Doug

I'm an Engineer who is also a science geek. I was pre-diabetic in 1996 and became a diabetic in 2003. I decided to figure out how to hack my diabetes and in 2016 found the ketogetic diet which reversed my diabetes.

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