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.