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I would generally agree. 2500 calories/day is low for a female athlete, though, and if 55% of that is fat, it doesn’t leave much for carbs (assuming you are eating a decent amount of protein), so you may be getting less fuel than your body needs. I’d be hesitant to make changes if all signs seem good, but maybe pay attention and be sure you’re listening to your body (such as: does it really enjoy the 55% fat? Or is it crying out for carbs?) Matt himself has said temp is not everything, but the caveat here is that low-carb diets feel really great at first as they boost stress hormones – you feel awesome until things start heading downhill. The body actually feels pretty good as it starts to break down (like with fasting), and the repercussions don’t always appear until a bit later.