I'm 6', female, age 23. I estimate I eat about 2100-2300 calories a day, on average. I work out about 5 hrs a week, 3 of which is taekwondo practice, 1 hr swimming, 1 hr weights interval with cardio or 1-2 insanity videos on different days. I weigh 180lbs.
I am not sure if I am estimating my calories incorrectly but I am hungry pretty easily-usually within 3-4 hrs of eating. My normal weekday schedule is 6am-6pm commuting to law school or work, a lot of sitting at either.
I started cutting out most dairy and wheat to see if it helps me with my perpetually inflamed ankle.(Previously rolled/sprained-easily reinjured) A usual day is like this:
6am: oatmeal made with water, 1 tbsp peanut butter, 2 tbsp coconut oil
noon: Leftovers-usually chicken or fish, kale, chard or broccoli, brown rice. Other stir fries are also included-such as eggplant with pork, or tofu and shrimp.
5pm: Snacks-usually sticky rice buns made with red bean (homemade), more peanut butter, or lately jujubes
8pm: dinner-generally Chinese food that is homemade. Usually something like noon foods.
Otherwise: about 2 fruits a day, 1 gallon of water a day (or close to it, at least 115 oz).
When I am at my externship I will take a walk around noon for 30-45 min and buy a fruit/yogurt juice(more fruit than yogurt). Sometimes I will eat an extra tuna sandwich from the same shop, after eating my brown rice/chicken, kale. Once a week I will eat whatever I want, which is usually a milkshake, burger and fries.
I have already lost 10lbs and am looking to lose about 10 more. My doctor recommended I do this because he thought it would be good for my ankle problem. Am I eating the wrong kinds of things?
| current weight: 173.0