I wrote a couple months back about my inability to lose weight despite adhering to an intense weight training/cardio routine, and eating 95 percent clean.
I thought my calories were so low, that my metabolism had slowed. I found through testing that my metabolism is actually faster than predicted. So I think maybe I eat too much, and am not counting the little nibbles. I'm not sure, though, 'cause I really try to count everything.
Anyway, I am REALLY tired of people telling me I'm a big girl, a strong girl (and at 35, I'm not really a girl!) I LOOK big, my breasts are too big, and I have a good amount of thickness of fat on my belly and arms, especially.
I do NOT want to gain more muscle. I can feel/see muscles, and they're as big as i want them right now. what I do want is to lose fat.
Progressive cardio might not work for me, as I've been doing 4-6 days of between 40 and 70 minute cardios for as long as I remember (with some variation, though), and don't have time for much more.
I'm cutting out any whole grains and starchy carbs, and bread (I only ate whole-grain or sprouted bread in the first place).
I'm not sure what my ratios should look like, though. I WAS eating about 50-30-20 of c-p-f ratio. But if I cut my carbs, I don't know how much to increase the fat. I guess I'm trying for a caloric intake of about 1300-1500.
My questions are :
1. What should my ratios look like?
2. What should my cardio/weight training regime look like given the goals (maintain muscle, decrease fat). I'd even be willing to lose a little muscle if it meant I look smaller. I really look huge.
Sorry if this offends any bodybuilders looking to be bigger! I'm just at a different point in my training life right now.
And thanks for all your help,