I have been vegetarian (not vegan) for last 6 years. Both me and my wife decided to become vegetarian the day we got married (6years ago).
Anyway I am 32 and in Europe. Glad I found this forum and hopefully will get lot of advice on some of the questions I have. I will give info on myself and you guys could take a look and give me some advice.
Body fat- 15.8%
One year ago my body fat % was 11% . I stopped going to the gym for 1 year and my body fat has gone upto 15.8%. I have started gym again as I want to be 10-11% again but for rest of my life
Currently I go gym 5 days a week at 10 in the morning and use the step machine for 45 minutes at above average intensity.
On 3 of these 5 days I do weights before hitting the step machine. How long do you think it will take me to bring my fat % back down to 10-11%?
Can someone tell me how many calories I should be eating daily for my age/height/weight?
My diet mainly consists of-
Milk, Tofu, Black Beans, Cabbage and it's relatives, Green Beans, tons of Spinach, Soya products, Broccoli, cheese, Salad, peas, chick peas.
Edit- Forgot fruits- Oranges, grapes, pear and banana mainly.
My weakness is eating Cashew nuts
I take mutlivitamin (water solluable) tablet every day.
Any pointers? Do you think I am on the right track and just need to be patient and keep doing what I am doing?