Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Day 516 - Testing, Testing!

July 8, 2014

Woke up early at 5:00 am today so that I could get to Santa Monica by 7:30 am for an appointment at Phase IV again. 

I had a resting metabolic rate test done. This is where they measure your breathing for 24 minutes to determine how much fat or carbs you are burning when resting. The test also shows exactly what your caloric needs are and what kind of metabolism you have. 
What I learned was that I need about 2500 calories to lose weight and that I am currently burning about 60% carbs and 40% fat at rest. I was told that by eating a little more protein during the day, I could up the ratios to 50% carbs and 50% fat. And by eating more, we are not talking about eating meat for me, we are talking about an extra serving of plant based protein powder. That is all. I am no where even close to being protein defecient. I believe that by eating raw, I naturally discovered fell into the correct calorie range and that is why I started to lose the weight. Also, I burn more efficiently, the food I eat.
The other thing that I learned that was pretty shocking was that my metabolism is in faster range again. This really took me by surprise as my metabolism has been losing the snails race for a couple decades! Eating raw and training has finally sped up my metabolic rate. And lastly, I was told that if I ate less than those 2500 calories, then my body would go into survival mold and hold onto the fat.

Well that's it for now. I know the post have been sparse the last couple weeks and I apologize loyal readers. My work schedule has affected my training to and it is making me crazy not getting out there. The plantar fasciitis is still an issue but it's improving. If it's not better by Tuesday, I'm going to run anyways! Until tomorrow my friends.

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