I am a 16 year old female, more into powerlifting than body building. I lift heavy 4-5x/week, and do HIIT/ metabolic conditioning around 3x a week. I focus on large compound movements (squat, deadlift, bench, OHP) more than isolation movements.
I am 5' 5.5in, around 120-125lbs. You can see pictures of me on IG @clean_eating_teen
I eat ALOT. Like, oh my god. Grown men can't even keep up with me. I was very sick with an eating disorder about 2 years ago and was 90lbs. Since then I have educated myself on holistic nutrition as well as weight lifting. I stopped counting macros and calories because its not healthy for me mentally (I had been counting since I was 11!)
Everything I eat is very healthy and cooked at home. I also don't eat gluten, and only eat high quality dairy occasionally. Just TODAY, for example, here is what I have eaten (and it is only 4pm)
1 large banana, 2ish TBSP organic nut butter Watermelon and strawberries 150 calories of hummus, carrots 2 eggs, steamed spinach almond milk 90% of homemade goulash (sister ate the 10% lol): 1 cup organic dairy (.5 cup kefir cream cheese, .5 cup low fat organic plain yogurt) 1 cup gluten free penne 1lb 99% ff turkey some corn and other veggies
AND IM STILL HUNGRY. WHAT IS WRONG? I really am trying to just build muscle and get lean, basically body recomp. But how can I do this with a raging appetite?
asked bynatiann123 (0)
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on July 02, 2014
at 09:22 PM
Just off the top of my head, i wouldn't say that was a lot considering you are lifting heavy 4-5 times a week plus doing HIIT/metcon. Depending on how long you have been training & what your goals are, you may be doing a bit too much. If you're just after getting lean then maybe ease back a bit. If you are hungry try more protein & fats for breakfast & concentrate on upping the carbs around your training time.