Hi! I have a question (well, I guess I have a few!!!) for all you ladies who know a lot more about this than me! My daughter who is 20 was at a gym and they were offering "metabolism tests". She had to blow into a machine for about 20/30 minutes. I think it was suppose to measure oxygen in vs. carbon monoxide out???? Anyway, after the test they did some figuring and told her that she has a slow metabolism and after taking into account what she eats and the amount of exercise she gets she should eat about 1,350 calories a day to lose approx. 1 lb/week. They also told her she has 37% bodyfat. How accurate are these tests?
She was devastated about her bodyfat. She goes to the gym 4-6 x's a week and was doing mostly cardio. After looking at your site last week and going through the forums and reading some articles, she has added more weight training and cut back on the cardio.
She is 5' 5" and weighs 153. She has tried very hard (I believe) to lose weight, but it's not happening.
We've kept track of her diet since last Monday. Here's last Thursday's:
meal 1: 1 hard boiled egg, 1 small banana, 1 glass skim milk
meal 2: 1 fiber one bar
meal 3: 1 can tuna fish, 8 whole wheat crackers
meal 4: 1 cup blueberries, 1 whey protein drink
meal 5: 3 slices london broil, 1 small red potato, 1 large salad, 2 tbs. ranch dressing light.
Can someone tell me what they think of her diet?
Any words of advise would surely be welcome!
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