Are you eating enough?
A common problem I’ve observed over the years: many people (myself included at times) simply don’t eat enough. It is quite possible(common actually), to depress your metabolism over time by consistently eating too little food. This is made worse if the food eaten was of low quality or nutrient poor. Periods of low calorie dieting is one way you can do this easily. I have seen athletic men who train regularly subsisting on a daily calorie total more appropriate for a pre-pubescent girl. If you want chronic fatigue, poor recovery, a heightened stress response, and a low sex drive, eating too little is a great way to get there! A low metabolic rate will actually make loosing body fat more difficult, too.
How much should you eat? Many factors control this, but I think the best formula to find out is the Harris-Benedict Equation. Run your numbers and see what you find. Then, track what you eat without judgement for a few days, then calculate what you are actually eating. (It’s best to average 5 days to a week of eating) See where you are in relation to your Harris-Benedict number.
this is our first and hopefully many more of our little road trips planned around ireland to take on the the irish country side. Looking forward to doing some sick wods and then some R & R after to share our storys from crossfit dublin that happened over the year. We meet at 9 am at the gym to car pool to carlingford. We will update you all on how it went next week for the people that cant make it this time.
Work out of the day:
Not for time, focus quality of the reps!
Run 1 mile
50 Chest to Bar Pullups
100 Hand Release Pushups
Run 1 mile
Your Lifespan – Part 4
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