Protein Intake: It’s hard to figure out what is the right amount of calories and protein to intake daily. Everything you read is different, and everyone has different advice. I am just kinda going with the 1 to 1.5 g of protein per lean mass weight.
I am currently 215 pounds
Body Fat 24% (roughly as this was one of those scales . . so not accurate)
159 lbs of lean body mass (again scale . . maybe not accurate).
With that, I figured 180 to 210g of protein is good, no? Now seeing your avatar and knowing you are eating less protein than I am . . seems like I am being foolish lol
I worked really hard to drop 40 pounds and I am very nervous about upping my calories too much. At the same time, I don’t want to stunt my muscle growth. Which there was a magic formula/calculation.
Ok, I use an app called ‘Lose It’ and I can scan any barcode into the app and enter how much I ate of it, and it does the rest. So, I set my goals to lose another 40 pounds, and it estimates me at 1,750 calories per day. I am working out 5 days a week . . so maybe going to 2,200 would be ideal for me?
I DO put all of my snacks into the app and log every crumb that I eat. I am not trying to cheat myself. I want this change more than you know. And I am dedicated. When I lost the 40 pounds, I went on a strict diet of very low carb and even brought my own meals to birthday parties and events. That’s how dedicated I was. Not once, did I come off that diet until I had met my 40 pound goal.
That being said, the coconut oil was not accounted for - that was the only thing. It was something new that just started. My trainer told me to cook in coconut oil for the fats. But . . I will make a point of adding it to my daily log in the app. And yes, I snack at times . . like cottage cheese at night . . but I keep all that in the log.