so i just tore my acl and have been out of playing soccer and going to the gym for 3 months. Iv put on some weight due to inactivity about (20) pounds or maybe less. i find it hard to understand the calories and portions in a college cafeteria though, i usually have eggs and 1% milk for breakfast, salad with sliced turkey for lunch, and some kind of turkey sandwich for dinner(i drink a lot of milk with every thing). What do you recommend in terms of my meals right now and not really knowing how much calories i’m getting? I am also in that issue where i’m thin every where but my sides and stomach. At the moment ill be able to soon lift again but heavy cardio will be out of the picture till my knee injury improves.
I have an office job and compensate by lack of movement by running and walking everyday. I am training for a half marathon and am running 12-16km 3-4 times a week and walk every other day. I try and stick to around 1200 calories each day and am just not losing weight (5ft 9 and about 135lb) I am trying to lose a little bit of with but it jus won’t budge! I tend to gain and lose muscle pretty easily. Any advice? I just want to feel a bit smaller particularly in the legs which feel bulky from all the running. I am scared that if I reduce exercise I will put on weight even at 1200 cal as I spend most of the day in front of computer! Thanks
Thank you for that info Patrick.
My BF% would be a multiple of yours. Too embarrassed to say what it is. I've never had it measured properly - just go according to my hip measurement. My excuse is that I'm female and at a particular stage of life where it sometimes feels like a losing battle. I do cardio (a la Mark Sissons and the programme on my Polar HRM) 4 to 5 days a week. I'd started weights but noted Lyle McDonald's advice not to until I'd dropped my BF% to a particular level.
My question re carbs did not really relate to refeeds, just the amount of carbs you should eat following a workout. Subsequently I read an interview with Martin where he seemed to say that carbs in the form of fruit would be more appropriate for women. That feels right. Much as I love potatoes, I feel they were part of my problem for a long time.