Hi ladies! Totally new to the site and was wondering if someone could help me with a general nutrition plan. I want to start competing in figure, and I know I have a looong way to go, but part of the problem is that I have no idea where to start. I was pretty lean in the past (15 or 16% BF), but I didn't do it in a healthy way, and then due to some health issues, I gained quite a bit of weight.
Anyway, I'm a female and right now I'm 25, 5'7", 175, and about 29% BF. People generally guess I weigh less than I do because despite having a fairly high BF%, I have a lot of muscle. I'm also a certified trainer, but I only have basic nutrition knowledge, and doing a calorie deficit and the commonly suggested nutrient ratios alone doesn't seem to work for me.
Like I said, I have a long way to go, so I won't be competing anytime soon (my goal for end of 2011 is to compete!), but I'd like to lose about 40 lbs, and get below 15%BF at least. I know I have the discipline, I just haven't put it to use as much as I should have lately! Everyone on this site seems so helpful, so any guidance anyone could provide for a general diet plan would be much appreciated! (I also have no problem eating almost the exact same thing every single day, haha)