View Full Version : Am I eating enough (or too much)?

10-20-2004, 01:35 PM
I am 30yrs old 5'5" 22%BF 145lbs
I work out 6days a week

I am currently eating between 1400 - 1700 cal per day.

Please see link to Fitday.com This gives break down of my nutrition.


I want to get my bf down below 20%. I know this will take time but I am not losing any lbs off the scale for over a month. I want to make sure I am not in starvation mode.

Am I eating enough?

10-20-2004, 01:42 PM
I say about 1700 calories and rotate your carbs. Keep the calories consistent for a while and lower in a few weeks.

10-21-2004, 09:29 AM
I've been the same weight (give or take an ounce) for 3 months. My muscles look more defined, so I know I'm making gains there, but I'm not sure about my calories, too.

I'm 5'7", 130 with about 22% bf (according to my calipers - not very scientific). 33 years old (for another couple of weeks!)

I've averaged 1800-1900 calories a day for the last 2 months, with a consistent 40/30/30 ratio. Last week I bumped the calories to 2000, but was afraid of gong backwards with bf. But from things I've read, with my workout (6 days/ week heavy lifting), I should be consuming 2300 calories, or losing weight.

Any ideas?


10-21-2004, 09:58 AM
I think those calories are too high for weight loss with those stats. Once you get the proper calories going, try carb rotation.

10-21-2004, 05:30 PM
What do you mean by carb rotation?

10-21-2004, 05:59 PM
I'm not sure what Carb Rotation is either.

I'm not looking to lose weight, per se, but lower body fat would be fantastic :)

Stupidest question in the world: How do I know when my calories are right? When I go down to 1500 for a while nothing changes, up to 2000+, nothing changes - weight is still the same. How long should it take at a certain level before I notice changes?

Am I right in assuming that if I'm comsuming at least 1500 calories, my body won't go into starvation mode, or should it be higher?

Thanks again!

10-22-2004, 06:56 PM
its where you cycle your carbs. Example:
mon - 200 carbs
tue-200 carbs
wed- 150
fri - 100

thats just an example, but hopefully it gives you a better understanding.

10-23-2004, 05:08 PM
I have only stupid question, on Sunday...you wrote O carbs...so you mean any carbs or veggies is Ok...doe's she have count veggies or no? Or only this day she can eat protein and fat? I can't imagine food without any carbs.? Just explain me it please!1

10-23-2004, 08:34 PM
Actually I'm pretty certain she just means no complex, starchy carbs...veggies are fine and great. No, they are not stupid questions, you're just learning, we were all there once!