Recently I had reached the stage where I was happy with the way that I was eating and training. Unfortunately, 2 weeks ago I got a really bad virus which knocked me off my feet for the 2 weeks. I barely ate and lost weight, and now that I’m back on my feet 2 weeks I still find I’m losing weight (I’ve had to do a lot of walking back and forward to University again for classes.)
Over the past month, I’ve lost quite a lot of weight, so now I’m only around 120lbs, less even, and I’m about 5ft 11, 19 y.o. I havn’t lifted in about a month (I feel too weak) and with starting back into walking I’ve picked up injuries in my legs (pulled muscles, loadsa pains, stiffness etc.) and can’t do the cardio I had been doing.
At the minute, I’m not eating like I had been before I was sick, mainly cos I’m not lifting, so I keep thinking any weight that goes on is just gonna be fat. I had been eating 3500 a day when I was working out, but my maintenance was about 2000 (although found I wasn’t really gaining, even so.)
I’ve been measured and have a verrrrrry low bodyfat %- would it be a bad idea to just eat 3500 (but eat clean) for a few weeks, even without lifting/ cardio, or could this just pile on the pounds of fat?? Really need some advice, thanks guys