Originally Posted by Vegreenmom
Welcome to the boards!!! I'd actually really love to talk to you since I'm hoping to at some part far in the future to get certified as a trainer. I fell off the wagon with my training for a while and went from 18%BF back up to 21%, and I gained 5 lbs. Bleh. I'm waiting on the new gym to open by my house (should be tomorrow THANK GOD) for me to start training again as I'm hoping to eventually be able to be in physique competitions. I usually weight train 6 days per week and do 30-45m cardio three times per week.
I may end up PMing you if you don't see this, but I'd love to know your stats (age, height, weight, etc) and a sample of what you typically eat in a day. I'm having trouble figuring out exactly how much I should be eating now that I'm not an omni any more (and when I was veg during my teens I ate really really bad).
Anyhow I'll stop rambling, hope to hear from you!
When I went Vegan, my biggest concern was keeping my protein high and my carbs in check as to not gain weight.
As far as how much calories/food you need... it all depends on your height, weight, activity level, age etc.
I am in my late 30's and I'm currently 14 - 15% bodyfat. It took ALOT of work to get there. Nothing genetic about it... I eat every three hours, at least 1 gram per pound of body weight, a small amount of healthy fats with each meal, "clean" unprocessed carbs in limited amounts, as well as limited amounts of fruits. Everything is timed out and portioned, even the vegetables. I guess I don't want anyone to think it is EASY, but anyone can get to 14% bodyfat with alot of work!!!
Feel free to visit my website at www.ocfitnesspros.com
to learn more about the Dietitian that got me into great shape!
Thanks, and yes, you can PM me as well
You can do it... it just takes alot of hard work!!!