I'm new to the boards and I've been reading around and I think I'm probably hurting myself more than I know.
I had an assessment done at the gym and my goal was to loose 5lbs and tone up. The assessment was basically for a 6 week goal and it said I should be eating just a little over 1000 calories in order to loose the 5lbs. Personally I think 1000 calories is a bit low and almost unattainable for me.
My diet isn't the best, but I've made huge improvements with it. I have no idea what a MACRO is (as far as diets go) and I don't have a fat/protein/fiber(?) ratio that I follow (is this a MACRO?). I do eat 4 servings of fruit typically daily, but that alone racks up to 400 calories which doesn't leave much left out of the 1000 calorie allowance.
My other issue is my cardio. I was reading someone else's thread that people were saying 400 calories 4-6 times a week is overkill. If that is the case them I'm doing well over overkill. Typically I do cardio 3-4 days a week, but I usually burn 700-800 calories (about an hour of cardio) a session. The main reason is because on the days I do go to the gym I shoot my calorie intake from the 1000 cals to 2000 cals because that leaves me more room to actually eat real food. I typically do 2 days of heavy cardio and 2 of medium intensity. On a side note I also do weight training the same days I do my cardio because my schedule is pretty crappy.
Anyone have any input on my calorie intake or cardio habits?
Thanks in advance!
Thread: Calories and Cardio