I'm a relatively new member here...and new to the world of fitness & weight training.
I just started the crazy P90x program 2 weeks ago....which I've been enjoying, even though it's kicking my ass. I sweat like an animal every day for at least an hour after work doing this program.
Now, one of the first things I noticed in the first week of working out was...."Dammnmned! I'm hungrey ALL the time now!"
(I was used to eating very little prior to this program)
Anyway....I've been tracking my calories on DailyBurn.com to help me....
and it looks like each day I'm at least 400 calories UNDER what I should be eating a day!
On top of that....my Carb intake has been too low
I'm supposed to be getting around 1750 cal a day
130 of those cal from CARBS
now yesterday I tracked it....and it said I only at 48g of carbs for the whole day
I started having very dizzy, jittery, nervous sensations while at work the past couple of days....felt like a panic attack almost...heart beating fast...feeling "unbalanced".
I have had a Hypoglycemic attack years ago from severe dieting.....I actually passed out from it one day- but once I was given some orange juice...I came right out of it.
Well I came home yesterday and promptly started to "carb-up".....I ate 1/2 a can of chick peas....a 1/2 cup of Oatmeal....2 pieces of whole wheat soft tortilla bread......and last night also made a plate of pasta.
It goes without saying....I DID NOT workout yesterday
Now this morning I'm feeling a little better....but still not feeling 100%
I'm staying home from work today just to regroup
I look at all the threads in the Female Bodybuilding section here.....and I noticed there are more threads under the "Nutrition & Dieting" section than any other section on here (about 13,000 threads)......I think I understand why.
Proper Diet & nutrition are absolutely crucial when you embark on a new program.....I think I'm learning that the hard way- and my body's paying the price.
It's just hard for me....cause I'm not used to eating 6 small meals a day....
I feel like i'm over-eating (that's what my stomach says) I feel full all the time
I guess I should back off my workouts for a couple of days....
Has anyone had this kind of thing happen to them?
I'm also wondering if I should eat more carbs in my Pre-workout meal so I have more energy....and than protein after the workout...
I'm just trying to find my balance....and it's frustrating.
any suggestions anybody?