Weight : 15.4% ~ 9.39/51.61 = 61.0 kg
Temperature = 36.1
Training : rest
Next target : 15 Feb : 14.2% ~ 8.56/51.74 = 60.3 kg
Yesterday I felt really crappy all day. I had no energy and I hit the wall badly during training and couldn't complete my cardio. I don't feel that much better today. I decided to start tracking my body temperature first thing in the morning [supposedly an indicator of how your metabolism is doing], and although I have nothing to compare it to, I suspect it is low - isn't 37 normal?
My first area of exploration was my calorie level. I re-read the section on The Law of Calorie Balance in BFFM.
The "quick" method
Fat loss - 12-13 calories per pound of body weight = 1608 - 1742
Maintenance - 15-16 calories per pound of body weight = 2010 - 2144
The BMR Method
BMR = 1340
Activity factor = 1.55 (moderate exercise 3-5 days/week)
Maintenance = 2077
Fat loss (-25% -20%) = 1557-1661
So it appears that I may be not eating enough calories.
I also found an article The Truth about Refeeding which suggests that I may not be carbing up properly.
Some of my extra carbs contain sugar - licorice bullets and Pinky bars - I eat lots of fresh and dried fruit, and I am not always hitting my TDEE. The fact that I sometimes don't get a weight spike might indicate that I haven't actually increased my glycogen levels at all ... Hmmmm ...
Any opinions gratefully considered especially if you think I just overthinking it all in my usual fashion???