I’m ready to settle down and really lose this fat but I’m not sure if my calories are appropriate.
Mondays, Wednesdays, and Sundays I have roller derby practice. Practices are usually 1 to 2.5 hours long. There are some weeks were practices are only twice a week. We usually do some hardcore stuff for about an hour and then the rest of the day is a bit more lax. Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays I strength train at my powerlifting gym.
Lately, I haven’t been paying much attention to calories and am not seeing the scale budge. Although, I do feel myself getting stronger and faster. I see some difference in my body and waist.
I usually eat 1500-1700 calories on my nonstrength days and 2200-2300 on my strength days as I follow a leangains/if style of eating. Someone told me I may not be eating enough, but I’m not sure. I also want to start adding in more steady state cardio. I want to start going on 5 mile (+) walks everyday.
I’m 5’6", 176, and female. (I can provide pictures if necessary) I want to lose fat without sacrificing muscle. Would it be okay to 1800 calories on the day I play roller derby, 1600 on my rest days, and 2200 calories on my strength days or am I eating too little/much? Every calculator I use for calories gives me different answers and I’m a bit confused.
Thank you in advance for your responses.