Hey guys! After some planning, this tuesday I switched to a completely vegan diet, and a few following days I felt light-headed too often. I figured out what's wrong, and that's because I didn't eat enough. At first I calculated my foods with mass (2.4kg foods, 1kg of which is vegs, and yes I know I was crazy), and I realized that is so very wrong. As it is, I build my workouts along the lines of You Are Your Own Gym (Mark Lauren) for a couple of years now, and as his calculator
said, I need 2635calories a day, and with 5 meals that means 527 calories per meal. Today I matched that calories requirements and it worked! No more feeling light-headed! (See edit below
But the problem is, it seems that I planned a very imbalanced ratio of the macronutrients. Here is today's intake:
Carbs: 276.3g, Protein: 137g, Fat: 132.1g
With 1g fat = 9 cal, 1g carbs/protein = 4 cal (hit me if this is wrong), that means today's plan was 40% Carbs, 40% Fat, 20% Protein. But as the calculator (mentioned above) suggested, I should have 217.4g carbs and protein each, and 99.4g fat. That is, 34% fat and 33% carbs and protein each.
I wondered if 40% fat is too much and 20% protein is too little. I tried to increase protein amount but the sources known to me (tofu, nuts and legumes/seeds) are also high in carbs and fat.
Is such ratio OK/healthy? Can I loose fat(?!) and build muscle with these amounts of fat and protein?
Is there any source of protein that is low in fat and carbs? This is the remaining issue for me, guys, and I'm very excited! Any comments?Edit
: Scratch that. Today's breakfast I tried again with the same number of calories (canned corn (1 can), soymilk (1 cup) and 2 bananas), and after an hour I feel light-headed, again! I eat some grapes and cashews and the light-headedness went away temporarily... after lunch (rice, lotus roots and mushrooms) for a while the light-headedness returns, and disappears after I eat about 100g cooked peanuts.I hardly feel hungry at all, but the problem is the light-headedness. It always happens about an hour after meal, and last until I eat something
. It feels... disorienting, hard to focus... like floating in a pool where I do not want to be in! Since there is no hunger, I guess it's not because lack of energy... or is it? It's strange I didn't feel it yesterday... anyone experienced the same syndrome and had a solution