I just started training with weights this week at the gym. I took the body fat analyzer and I am pretty high fat % at 33. (I don't exactly agree with this since I have reduced overall fat in the last 4 months or so) but for argument sake lets say that I am this amount. I am currently 150 lbs. In order to be fitness model/competitor I would have to drop 25 lbs of pure fat off my body which is doable. The issue though is my trainer is advising that I will need to reduce my carb intake, and increase my protein. He suggests I eat from 1000-1600 daily. 1000, seems super low, but 1600 more doable. Maybe he wrote the first figure erroneously, but again that's neither here nor there.
I cut out wheat. I eat some sugar, but am still eating too much. (2 1/2 teaspoon in my coffee, BUT this is the only added sugar I have. I did find out a way to drink my coffee without the additional sugar if I just buy a sweetened milk) I eat as a pre workout 2 fruits, and a small cup of all natural non sweetened juice. I do weights with my trainer, and then do a bodyrock as a cardio. Whatever the round is I add an additional one. Each day I have been doing this I have been toast by the time I am finished: totally spent. When I get home I was eating a couple fruit, but now I am going to a recovery shake. (mix of 1 scoop protein powder, 1/2 scoop Shakeology and banana with unsweetened almond milk).
I am not a huge fan of tofu or tempeh, and for the cutting out of the wheat I do not eat seitan. I do love beans, and eat these daily in different concoctions I make. I know quinoa is a great source of adding more protein, but again here is the carb issue...as well as for the beans. I love vegetables most, and because I live in the Northeast I love warm foods. I figure I would be a raw foodist if I lived in a climate that was nicer. (Just additional background since I eat a lot of raw veggies as well daily)
I want to continue my progress and I guess need more help with regards to food options, so that I can get to where I need to be. Unless having protein is a huge myth (which I believe is somewhat true) any suggestions for what I should/could be eating?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Follow what they're recommending you.