I just wanted to start by saying that I have been reading this forum for quite a while and it has been a huge part in my lifestyle change. After getting on a scale and seeing 290 lbs, I knew I had to change. I am now at 193 lbs thanks to the great articles and threads on this forum. I am very close to my weight-loss goal and I am planning my new diet and weight lifting program. (I am 6’1’’ by the way)
My first question is concerning my calorie intake. I have used an equation found on this site which takes my BMR (2051) and multiplies it by the average daily level of activity (1.5). I get 3077 for a total. Now after adding 300-500 calories to be in a surplus, would that be too many calories? Any recommendations on how much I should have?
I see conflicting numbers for how many carbs a person with my history should be taking in each day. I plan on going low but my question is how many grams is optimal? Should I stick with 1.5 grams of protein per pound of bodyweight as well?
I’ll be using the Starting Strength program and doing 20 minute HIIT cardio sessions 2 - 3 times a week on days I don’t lift.