So I've been working out for about 2 weeks now. Some day to the point of total exhaustion (and tabata days I almost puke, god they suck). I have been eating healthy and have been keeping my protein high with lean red meats, salmon, and eggs. I?m keeping my fat cals at about 25% of my total cal intake because I?m trying to drop fat. And I?m estimating my total fat intake for the day is about 50g.
Due to info I found on the site I?m not starving my self, I?m trying to eat balanced meals with green vegis, meat, and good carbs like rice after workouts.
I was wondering though is there a gear up time for your metabolism? Before when I was trying to stick to about 1500 cals a day and about 20 ? 30g of fat I lost weight almost instantly, maybe 3 or 4 lbs the first week. I?ve been running a bit, and lifting 4 or 5 times a week for about 2 weeks and I haven?t really seen much weight loss.
I got a scale that measures body fat, and I haven?t really seen a steady drop there either. I know I?m eating right fish, lean red meat, eggs, etc. So again I was wondering if there is a warm up phase for your body to start effectively burning fat? I know my old way of dieting weren?t healthy, but that really all I knew so I?m not sure if it takes longer for the body to adjust this proper way of eating.
Hope this ramble made sense. Any one know about this? I don?t want to be discouraged but I?m a rather impatient person so I want to be sure every thing seems in line.