Greetings, (In a nutshell, I'm trying to figure out my new recommended caloric range. Any other tips or advice / recommendations are always accepted.)
I need some help...I've been stuck at the same weight for about a few months now and I change up my workouts and I eat healthy the majority of the time (I cheat once or twice a week with a fast food meal or a candy bar. I don't eat fast food too often (1 or 2x per month) but sweets are my weakness --If it's not a serving of candy, then it's toast and jam or toast with half of a serving of peanut butter and half of a sliced banana.
Regardless of what I end up eating, I always eat proper portion sizes and I'd like to keep everything that I eat within a new calorie / protein / fat / carbs, etc. range..Because I'm sure that it is different now that I've been working out longer and harder..And because of my "new" weight.
Currently, I'm still consuming the previously suggested calories (perhaps not from this site)..which is between the range of 1650 - 1750 cals. (sometimes a little higher..) but I'm not sure if I should continue following that..And for the carbs / fat, etc.. I don't know how much I should be having. I think I am consuming too many carbs..Daily, I'll eat either 1/2 servings of "Orowheat Simply" bread, or 2 corn tortillas, or a serving of tortilla chips, along with plain tuna or lunchmeat, etc. Lunch and dinner vary..But breakfast is always the same: 1 svg. oatmeal, some fruit and 2 mugs of black coffee.
I would greatly appreciate any help from someone / others who know about fitness and nutrition. Thank you.
Here are my stats:
Height: 5'6 (168 cm.)
Weight: 136 lbs.
Waist: 29 in.
Arms: 10.5 in.
Breast: 36 in.
Chest: 33 in.
Hips: 36 in.
Legs: Widest part of thigh: 21 in. / Mid-thigh: 18 in.
I wish I could say my fat percentage but unfortunately, I don't know what it is. Feel free to look at my recent photos if that may help with anything at all.
My workout: For 5 weeks now, I have been running every other day. Lately, I've been working out 7 days per week for at least an hour..Sometimes I work out for 2 hours (I like to dance a lot but I'm an amateur).
Most of the time (on the days that I do something "hard-core") I run on the treadmill and I have it at an angle for more of a challenge. My pace varies between slow for my warm-up / cool down, and fast for the rest of my workout. According to the meter on the treadmill..I am borderline "fat-burning" and "aerobic" at my fastest speed.
If I decide not to run, then I do various workouts such as jumping jacks, high knees, running in place, etc. Additionally, I do a series of ab workouts, stretches and I use either free weights, a medicine ball, or resistance bands. On the days that are not "hard-core", I dance, go hiking, walking, do ab workouts, pilates, etc.
I know this is a lot to write and I apologize..But thanks for reading.
Edited by: NINA-AKANE at: 6/27/2013 (23:43)
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| current weight: 132.2