I've had the great fortune of starting at 14 blocks 16 months ago to now requiring 20 blocks.
My most recent increase was from the 17-18 range. I took my measurements again and started doing crossfit. I increased my activity level with my new measurements and since you have to round them off on the calculator I decided 19 or 20 should work. My goal is 20 blocks a day. With my new schedule I have had a hard time getting 20 blocks every day. On my old schedule I would eat 17-18 blocks every day and felt as if I was always in the zone.
Now that I am at 20 I had a few days where I only got 18 or 19 blocks in for the day. On those days where I was short I would wake up in the middle of the night and feel hungry. If I did sleep through the night I would be starving when I woke up in the morning.
During the day I felt as if I was in the zone all day long.
I've even tried 5 block meals but felt they were too heavy for me.
My current plan when I work out in the evening.
B 4b 7am, S 2b 10am, L 4b 12pm, S 2b 3pm, S 3b 5pm, WO 1hr 7pm, D 3b 8:30, S 2b 11pm. Or something like that I have a hard time with the evening timing.
S 2b 4:45am, WO 1hr 5am, B 4b 7:30am, S 2b 10am, L 4b 12pm, S 2b 3pm, D 4b 6:30, S 2b 10pm
AM & PM WO is were I have the most trouble.
S 2b 5am, WO 1hr 5am, B 4b 7:30am, S 2b 10am, L 4b 12pm, S 2b 3pm, S 3b 5pm, WO 1hr 7pm, D 3b 8:30 and I am ready for bed. I feel like I am eating all day long and I always seem to miss l of my snacks every couple days.
Then my weekend schedule is even different from those three.
I used to have only 2 schedules. Weekday working out 5am Monday - Friday and weekend was up in the air. Now I have like 3 different schdules and it is hard to remember to eat. I am never hungry during the day.
Does any one else have this trouble?
I've only been doing the crossfit for a few weeks now so maybe it will take me a little longer to get a good routine going.
I've had to start keeping a journal because I can't remember if I ate enough or not.
Just venting thanks,