I'm looking for some help with my diet. I am a total endomorph... I gain weight very easily and have a sluggish metabolism. I made some impressive changes in my body using strength training in the past, but I have been pretty inactive for the past year while I was trying to heal some sports injuries and dealing with a few other health problems which required a certain degree of "rest".
I am now healthy and ready to make a life change and commit to a healthier lifestyle and maybe someday even compete. I have a long way to go though, since I've backpedaled quite a bit over the past year and gained back a lot of the fat I initially lost.
I am 5'4'' tall, and I weigh 162 pounds. My body fat is approximately 28%. ( , what an awful number!!) Ideally I would like to get down to about 15-16% bodyfat. My cardio/lifting routines is as follows:
Monday: Chest and Triceps, Cardio
Tuesday: Legs and Abs
Thursday: Shoulders, Cardio
Friday: Back and Biceps and Abs, Cardio
I have heard that endomorphs shouldn't eat high carbohydrate diets because our metabolisms are naturally a bit slower and we usually have more carbohydrate sensitivity. So I would guess that something like 50c/30p/20f wouldn't be very effective for me? Would 40c/40p/20f be better for me? What would be a good macro ratio to try to lose fat while maintaining and/or gaining muscle mass? Also is eating approximately 1600-1700 calories appropriate for fat loss with this amount of activity? Should I go higher or lower?
Thread: Diet for Endomorphs??