I'm new to the whole weight lifting game, and reading about all of these nutrition/weight loss ideas/suggestions is getting a bit overwhelming.
I started using My Fitness Pal and have been able to keep it up pretty well most days, but I'm just wondering if the numbers it's giving me sound good for my particular goals.
What My Fitness Pal says I need:
What my days look like:
M/W/F: Walk to work (2.5 miles one way, 5 miles total)
T/Th/Sat: Madcow's 5x5 (followed by some cardio [stair machine or elliptical) if I've got anything left in the tank)
I work in an ofice and sit behind a desk 5 days a week for 40 hours. As far as eating goes: that's obviously my biggest problem. I've gotten it about 90% under control on the weekdays but still struggling on the weekends, though it's coming along. The weight is coming off though, still, and for every pound I drop I seem to get more motivated, so every week there's been am improvement, and as long as I feel I'm improving day by day with what I'm eating I feel good.
I'm also a vegetarian, and I only bring that up because I feel it's important when mentioning nutrition/weight loss. For the past week when I've been consistent in logging everything in MFP I've had no trouble hitting the numbers that they say I need for protein and fat.
(A note on my weight days: for the past 5 weeks I have been going to the gym and feeling it out, getting comfortable with squatting, dead lifting, benching, and other basic movements. I've been using the 5x5 as a guide while doing those, but not following it to a T. This week will be my first week actually following the log given.)
I'm currently 6'3'' and 315 lbs (was 370). My goal is to lose weight, and, in the short term at least, get to about 250. I feel I'd be comfortable at that weight, but will reevaluate when I get there to see if I'd like to go lower.
So I guess I'm asking: does this look good? Is that too few calories? Enough protein? So far it seems to be working pretty well, though some nights I feel super hungry. I'm not much for eating in the day (in the mornings when I wake up I can hardly even drink water. I've been like that for as long as I can remember), but at night my hunger can feel just ravenous.
As far as supplements, I'm using what I'm comfortable with: protein powder for workout days and I've been taking creatine (1tsp each day) for about a week now. I'm not comfortable with stimulants or anything like that.
If you guys need any more info please let me know. I'm new here and trying to get a feel for things.
Thread: My Fitness pal question