Initially I did well and then I experienced the carbo downfall equivalent to the Rick Santorum scandal. Yes, I sinned and it was uuuugly.
This leads us to Tiffany's question number 2:
Which program will help to lean out while still being able to perform in CrossFit?
As I established before, I do well on a low carb high fat diet. Well enough that I produce ketone bodies rather quickly. No cravings for sweets, stable mood and blood sugar level. If it wasn't for all the high intensity stuff I was doing at that time I could just stayed in ketosis, leaning out and not needing any carb refeeds. Alas, for all the fast-paced stuff I was doing at that time, the refeeds were necessary.
But as soon as I went on a carb refeed I go through a carb/ sugar addiction relapse. Causing me to submit to carb cravings on low/no carb days. I would kick myself out of ketosis and feel miserable. I wanted to stay in ketosis but I needed to replenish my internal carb storage as well without causing in insulin tsunami in my system.
Reminder: Too much insulin in our system inhibits the metabolization of fat as fuel.
In very simple terms: Lots of sugar --> lots of insulin --> burn less fat, even gain more fat
Enter Generation UCAN