im new on bodybuilding and first of all would like to loose some fat
i have been reading about the amount of food you eat and i cant believe you eat that much without getting fat!
my experience tells me that if i eat little more than 1300 calories a day my jeans wont fit in a week, and i train at least 3 times a week
i dont know what im doing wrong!
maybe the comparision is not useful because im a 1,56 m , 51 kg girl, maybe because of my size i have to eat very little and im not used to it !
this week i will pay attention to the amount of protein im taking, i will also try to eat more tofu instead of lentils and chickpea in order to get less calories
(sorry my english sucks)
Hi Pacgirl, It isn't all about calories in vs calories burned. That is a huge myth. The quality of food is very important. If you eat a large amount of nutrient dense foods, your body will be satisfied quicker and you will likely consume less food. But foods that have high nutrient density, meaning they have a lot of micronutrients versus the number of calories, also require more energy to extract those nutrients.
First thing is to forget protein. You are getting plenty.
I am not sure if your stats are correct? You are 1.56m and 51kg? That gives you are BMI of 21 which is low normal. If you are that thin and you have fat you want to shed, you need to do so by exercising. I would actually recommend you eat much more food and exercise at least an hour a day. HIIT is one of the best methods of burning fat, and it will also tone and build muscle. When you exercise, you are telling your body that more muscle and less fat are needed for increased performance.