It has been almost a month since we made our move to the relatively rural Samford area, and we are slowly settling in. My running has been definitely better since moving here and I am loving running on the trails.
I started my low carb high fat (LCHF) way of eating back in April and wanted to give an update further to lots of people asking about it.
My new way of eating has on the whole gone well. There have been challenges at work such as being the only one who doesn’t eat many carbs, and also with moving – my eating hasn’t been that great with moving – trying to eat low carb high fat the last few weeks presented me with many challenges as as we packed more and more utensils and then I couldnt find things the other end it became easier to eat out or quick and simple food which wasn’t always 100% low carb – but I am back on the straight and narrow now with my banting (another word for lchf) coach helping me to get myself sorted. I am able to eat higher carbs every now and again and still remain fat adapted which is good – as it isn’t always when going to someone’s house for dinner! It does feel anti social at times but my husband and I have found work arounds.
From a training point of view it is still proving a challenge and getting used to not relying on carbs for training, and also that my speed is not what it was but my endurance is good and the lack of muscle aches is great too (less carbs = less inflamation = less aches after training!). I’ve lost 8kg and planning on more after Christmas and feel great in myself.
LCHF goal for 2017
I’m thinking about running a longer race next year to test out the fat adaption/keto theory of running on fat rather than carbs. My friends I run with have potentially convinced me to run a marathon so I am just seeing how my training goes for the rest of the year. It would be great to have a big challenge next year!
So on the whole I don’t miss my carbs but i do sometimes miss the convenience of them. I’ve been caught out a few times and had to either starve or eat a high carb meal so I am learning the tricks and to be a bit more organised now! But I’m getting there!