So for the past three or so weeks, I feel that I have not been digesting food as well as I should be. I never feel hungry, and I am dropping cals as we speak. I am now 600 cals below maintenance and exercising hard. But the thing is, my stomach is bloated, and I feel full at all times.
For a while there, I had felt good. The food I had put in my stomach had that burn to it in my gut. I felt and knew it was being used for fuel instantaneously. But now I feel like it just sits there.
I flipflopped my routine around for a bit, and jumped onto a bulk-style diet for a couple weeks a while back, as I feared I was losing too much strength. And now I'm back in for the cut. But I feel like I'm still on the bulk. Something is not right. I just got done with some intense exercise and I'm not hungry. But I'm gonna eat right now anyways. Got no better idea.
Can anyone help me with this? IT SUCKS. I suspect it's a slowed metabolism. How can I speed it back up. I mean, I am exercising well and eating 6 small meals a day; following that classic protocol. Did I jack myself up somehow?
P.S.- still doing good with my exercise, but my body feels like the food slowly being burned, and it feels like there is some still inside my gut whenever I put more in. It's no good. Can we do something about this, y'all? I would highly appreciate it.
Here's what/how I eat.
M1:50g pro/50g carbs (1.5 scoops whey, 2/3 cup oats, mixed berries)
M2: 50g pro/50g carbs (chili beans with 6 oz chicken)
M3: 40g pro/40g carbs (1 serving brown rice, 6 oz chicken)
PRE: 25g pro/30g carbs (1 scoop whey, 2/3 cup oats)
POST:25g pro/40g carbs (1 scoop whey, dextrose)
M4:50g pro/40g carbs (8 oz chicken, 1 serving rice, veggies)
M5:30g pro/20g fat (3 eggs, casein shake)
M6:20g pro/10g fat (cottage cheese)
*and on downdays, i cycle with a lowered carb diet with raised fats.