Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Here I am again with the questions on nutrition and exercise.
With all the information I am learning sometimes I get confused and too strict with myself. The good news is I am back on the wagon, motivated and focused.
I was wondering if anyone knows...
I have been tracking my food on spark.
Used a kitchen scale lately to get my portions right. I was very reluctant to get one, but it seems I had some portions all wrong.
I exercise 5-6 times a week (running (25mins) hot yoga (2x) and weight training (2x))
I have a whey protein shake when i train with my trainer so on those days the calorie intake goes up a little. But on average, I consume between 680 -890 cals a day (excluding calories I burn during workouts.)
The reason I am asking is because my body has gone through starvation mode twice without me noticing. Yet, I fear that if I up my calories too high I won't lose weight and if I eat too little my metabolism slows down and my body panics too.
I am a female, 24 years old, 5 foot and 60.8 kg
Is 680 -890 cals too little ?
Do I "always have to eat" at least 1200 cals even when I am not exercising (at all or little)?
Any advice/comment will help me tremendously.
What would I do without Spark? Seriously seriously