Thursday, December 06, 2012
In the past two months that I have been working with a personal trainer at the gym, I have lost 3 pounds of muscle! I've also lost 7 pounds of fat, but that 3 pounds of muscle is annoying. When I told her that I thought the point of strength training was to ADD muscle, not lose it, she agreed and said I needed to change the way I eat.
I have trouble getting enough protein everyday and she recommends eating 5 or 6 smaller meals rather than the three regular size ones I am eating now. But I have tried that in the past and find that I overeat because 6 small meals of 200 - 250 calories each isn't much food and I never feel satisfied, so I end up overeating in trying to satisfy my hunger.
For me, I find that a regular sized meal makes me feel less deprived and feels more sustainable over the long haul than mini meals I can't enjoy with my family. And of course my weird eating habits of not eating any fruit and few vegetables doesn't help.
I want to get stronger and I really want to add some muscle over the long haul, but I don't know how to tackle this problem. Any advice?