You have probably calculated your macros too and have downloaded My Fitness Pal onto your phone.
Suddenly the hold the sugar has on you starts to manifest. Cravings become a bit harder than expected and to top it all, you are still not 100% sure you're doing everything right with all the different advices about what and how much to eat. And should you take supplements... blah, blah, blah.
- Don't worry about calories in the first 2 weeks.
- Don't worry about fat. Pretend it's the holidays and you can eat all you like when it comes to fat.
Your body has been used to glucose as the primary fuel almost all your life, so transitioning to using fat is not as a clean cut deal. In the beginning, your body may struggle to change fuel sources so you will feel hungry as it runs out of glucose. By increasing fat you are not only not giving in by adding more glucose but also signalling that fat is the fuel source available.
Fat is very satisfying so you will feel full quickly. As you get more adapted you will notice your hunger diminishing and eventually eat less. The high fat part of your diet does not have to be the fat on your plate but you need to be fat adapted for you to use the fat on your body efficiently.
- Don't worry about supplements. You can cross that bridge when you need to.
- Don't panic.
- Keep it simple in the beginning.