Using the calculator in the Elite Nutrition guide (which I should have done in the first place smh), I realized I was eating way too little and so I’m going to remedy this by following the recommendations and increasing my calorie intake from around 1300 to 2000 calories/day. I will adjust as needed based on my results each week. I will not do their exact same meals but I will be sure to incorporate some of the items here and there especially breakfast and snacks.
In addition to nutritional changes, I'm also going to redo the last week of month and restart month 2. Let's see if I get the results I want. This is what my new and improved eating plan will be:
BMR = 1600 calories
Activity Level (moderately active) = 1600 * 1.55 = 2500 calories
Weight Loss: 2500-500 = 2000 calories/day
Eating 5 times/day = 400 calories a meal
· Meal 1: Breakfast
· Meal 2: Mid-Morning Snack
· Meal 3: Lunch
· Meal 4: Afternoon Snack
· Meal 5: Dinner
*Notes: Eating too soon before a workout will lead to not enough energy for working out because the body is working on digestion. Eat 3 hours before a workout*
Couple of questions:
Do you ever find yourself going backwards when following a training program? Yes, I definitely could tell I was loosing strength because I was getting dizzy with the month 2 workouts and would not even finish some. That's when I knew I had to do something.
Does the concept of eating more to loose weight scare you? It scares the crap out of me because I always thought, if you are not loosing weight, just eat less. But not so especially if you are working out and want your body to recover appropriately.
Well, I will let you guys know how it goes.