Lately I feel conflicted between eating enough calories and carbohydrates to maximize my endurance training and running performance..but also keeping my weight maintained. I'm 22 years old 5'8 140lbs. I feel comfortable running at this weight..I have managed through resistance training and the addition of BCAAs etc to have decent body composition. In other words..I'm not a skinny fat 140 pounder lol. My diet is very strict. I'm not looking to get flamed..I'm looking for solid advice and I will follow it.. Here is exactly what I ate today and what I did today. I eat approx the same thing daily:
Breakfast - 1 slice Ezekial bread toasted with 2 tablespoons of naturally more peanut butter, 1 apple, 1/2 cup of fiber one original cereal with approx. 3-4 ounces of unsweetened almond milk, and coffee no sugar.
-Drink approx 7 grams of BCAAs and Run 2.4 miles. After run I have 1 scoop ON Whey, 1 banana, 1/2 cup old fashion oats with cinnamon.
Snack - 6oz of low fat greek yogurt with 2 tablespoons naturally more peanut butter.
Lunch - 1/2 cup pasta, serving of tofu
Dinner - 3 eggs, steamed veggies with extra virgin olive oil
-Weight training, Sip 7 grams BCAAs..today I did back and Bi's..consists of various bent over rows, pullups/chinups and bicep exercises with relatively short rest. After I have 1 scoop ON whey with a banana.
-Late night run today was approx. 3.6 miles..come home, serving of almonds or sunflower seeds or more naturally more peanut butter.
From what I calculate this comes out to approx. 2300 calories. I wonder if I should be eating more and if it is acceptable to eat more carbs such as rice in place of one of my higher fat meals later in the day? Is it acceptable to eat carbs with every meal? I'm averaging about 30 or so miles a week running along with a weight training schedule.