This is my first post on the forum. My son introduced me to T-Mag the end of April, and I’ve been reading fast and furiously ever since!
I am female, 48,5’5,150 lbs. BF is aproximately 24%, as accurate as I can be with a tape measure. I have approximately 115 lbs LBM. My goals are to decrease body fat and to increase LBM.
I have weighed over 300 lbs, and I consider myself VERY carb INsensitive. I have been under a great deal of stress the last year (family and personal challenges), which has definitely affected my body composition negatively. I just recently had a weight gain of 15 lbs in about four months, particulary a fat increase around my stomach and hip area. I have low energy levels as well. The stress, mental health and physical health i.e. low thyroid, issues have been addressed. I do FS cardio seven days a week, 45 minutes at 70% MHR, and spin two times a week. Although I lifted weights in the past, I did not have a offical routine. I have started "The Beginners Blast Off" from T- Mag. A more serious routine will help with my health overall, I am hoping it will help with the recient weight gain as well. I eat aproximately 1200 calories between six meals a day. For a couple of weeks now I have been following JB's food combining. I only consume a P+C after weight lifting (early evening) The rest of the time I am eating P+F meals, with about 25 grams of protein and 5-8 grams of carbs mainly as green vegtables, i.e. a simple salad with 1 T organic apple cider vinegar. In the later evening hours, if I'm craving something sweet, I eat jello I make myself with unsweetened Kool-Aid and gelatin from the health food market sweetened with stevia. I don't tolerate other sweeteners well. Sometimes I'll drink a extra protein drink with lots of ice. I also just about everyday meet my goal of 1 gallon of water a day. I'm not asking for a magic pill or quick fix. I'm wondering what I may be missing and I'm asking PLEASE for help and advice of a positive nature. I take BCAA's while doing cardio, r ala 200 mg with carb meals, Surge after weight lifting, 5-htp and Hoodia Cactus for cravings, of course a good multi, 1000mg ester C and a couple of other supplements for general health, and I use very little caffeine. My protein is 50-50, Whey Isolate and Micellar Casein also I use 100% Whey depending on the time and need. I will THANK YOU in advance and I'm anxious for your expert advice!