Hello all, I have been on paleo diet for about a month. My body shape has changed and I am stronger then ever! I am 5'5 160lb muscular but with fat to burn off, I am trying to get down to 145lb. I have lost 7lbs but now the scale has stopped.
I am confused as to how many net calories I need to consume to continue to lose weight. I work out like crazy, I do crossfit twice a week, navy seal aquatic training 3 days a week, and HIT workouts twice a week. 5-6 days working out hard, 1 day rest. I'm eating about 130p, 120carbs, 98fat but only netting about 1400-1500. Im thinking I need to eat more?
someone enlighten me.
asked byAngelica_2 (0)
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on July 20, 2013
at 05:42 PM
You definitely need to eat more. Eating too little can actually stall weight loss, not to mention seriously muck up your metabolism. I'd say go for at least 1800-2,000 calories/day. That's what I have to eat to maintain weight with roughly equivalent activity (not sure what the Navy Seals do...) and I'm smaller than you.
You might also want to up your carbs a little, since HIT is pretty hard on your muscle glycogen. And possibly a little lower on the protein, although that's more of an optimal health thing than a weight loss/performance thing.