as you can tell I am new here. I've been reading this website for a long time and reading the forums, I think it's about time to come forward with my questions and concerns
First of all I am almost 31 years old, 5'4 and 123lbs. I've been going to the gym religiuosly 5-6 days a week for the past 2 years , but only within last year started to be more serious about it - trying to put some structure into my workouts and diet. I feel like i need to lose about 8 more pounds. But that has stopped. From reading all i can possibly get to I understand that most likely I am not getting enough calories in (which so doesn't go with my mentality - calories and calories out) . I am eating about 1000- 1200 max a day ( 50%p,30%c, 20%f) . But since I used to have problems with my weight in the past and I tend to gain fast, I am so scared to increase my calorie intake because of it. How many calories should i be eating to maintain my weight and how many to be able to lose? If i need to increase - what is the safest way - by how many calories a week - so that I don't start gaining.
By the way I work out first thing in am ( 5am ) 30 -45 minutes weights,following with 45-60 minutes cardio 5-6 times a week . AM is the ONLY time i can work out.
I appreciate any help and assistance I can get from all of you
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