I am new to this site, eating clean and working out in general. I am tired of being unhealthy and ready to make a change.
I've never like eating meat - personally it has always made me feel quite ill. I read "Skinny Bitch" by Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin a few years ago and have since been completely turned off of animal/animal products.
I would love some advice on how to eat to lose fat/gain muscle. How much carbs/fat/protein should I be eating in a day? What kinds of foods should I be eating? (I am intolerant to/foods containing tomatoes, potatoes, sweet potatoes, yams, sugar, cocoa, caffeine, maple syrup, beets, walnuts, eggplant, green and black tea, squash, and cinnamon
sucks I know.) I have started using Vega brand protein powder and like it so far - just a bit expensive. I buy vegetables and prefer to eat them raw, but can never get through all of them before they start to go bad.
I think my training schedule is alright. Some form of cardio every morning (should I eat breakfast before or after my cardio session?). Upper body training Monday & Thursday. Lower body training Tuesday & Friday. Break (or Zumba if I feel up to it) on Wednesday & Saturday. Yoga on Sunday. I'm not trying to bulk up and win a competition or anything. Just looking to lose weight and tighten up a bit. Advice?
If someone wouldn't mind answering my questions or if anyone has any advice for a newbie like me, I would be very grateful to read your responses.
PS - A bit about my body: I'm 5'5.5, 195 pounds, have a small body frame, weight is distributed evenly all around.