I get around 8-9 hours of sleep per night and sometimes I wake starving D;
Energy is so low it's not even funny
Breakfast 9 medium bananas
Lunch: 800 calories of dates with a few cups of strawberries
Dinner:800 calories of potatoes
Preworkout (in the morning 3-4 times a week): one banana and 2 tablespoon of coconut sugar
Workouts: 45ish minutes of low impact running, biking, elliptical twice a week
50 minutes of yoga once a week
30 minutes of high intensity elliptical
Plus 60 minutes of extremely light movement daily
Averaging around 2700 calories a day. Should I be eating more? How much more? I appreciate any suggestions. I have a great fear of gaining weight since I have already gained 40 pounds on this lifestyle and I'm looking to lose it and I don't wanna gain more. Help please!
Vegetables and water are key. Vitamin and mineral deficiencies causes cravings. So will an unhealthy gut. Whole pineapples and spotted bananas are good for the gut. Carrots, lettuce, cooked spinach, green beans, and broccoli have satiate me more than enough and i enjoy them. You might not be hitting enough protein... Try adding some legumes with your potato meal. Along with the greens, you should now be hitting enough protein.
And you need a little fat. At least 30g. avacado, almond butter, chia seeds, etc.
It sounds like you get 2500 to 2700 calories a day. 2500 is just the bare minimum. There are several women here who eat 4000 as their minimum, petite fit women who do about the same exercise as you. If you are over weight you need to account for that and eat more. This is a good list to go by...
1. Other food starts to look and smell good.
Eat until you feel full of energy, sleep soundly and long, feel zoomingly happy and do not have cravings.
You may find this thread helpful: http://www.30bananasaday.com/forum/topics/why-i-initially-gained-60...
you need to get in the GREENS! eat 1-2 pounds of leafy greens a day, they fill in the nutritional gaps you may have been creating before and always help me feel more satiated and balanced. they also really help improve digestion! seriously, including lots of green vegetables and lettuce in my diet has helped me soooo much