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K first of all, 4 hours a day is a bit much. Unless youre training for like a marathon or something, noone needs to work out that much. Secondly, at your weight and height i would say youre already underweight. You should NOT lose anymore weight at all. I would cut workouts to 1-2 hours MAX with the running. You really dont need to work your body that much.

As for eating, well, if you MUST workout that much, you should be eating a LOT. I would say 3500 Calories. You definately need protein, but you also definately need CARBS and FAT, ABSOLUTELY, POSITIVELY- you shouldnt cut anything out completely. 5-6 meals per day is great, but your metabolism is going to be very fast regardless, based on your workouts.

If you want, I would have 3 meals of about 850-900 Calories, and 2-3 snacks of about 300 Calories. You say you dont eat meat or fish- thats fine- get your protein in the form of nuts, eggs (if you eat them), beans, legumes, tofu and soy. Eat PLENTY of good carbs, like hearty whole wheat bread, a whole grain cereal, pastas, rices, etc. Use olive oil liberally (it is chock full of heart healthy fats), and for spreads (on toasts, bagels, etc) use Peanut Butter, regular Butter, another nut butter, etc. Make sure you eat enough (thats eating enough period. not just eating enough protein)!!!!!!!!!!! Drink LOTS of water, but you should also drink milk (or eat cheese/yogurt to get calcium, or take a supplement)- if you dont drink cows milk, get soy or rice milk instead. Fruits and veggies are also important, but they shouldnt constitute the majority of your diet. Also consider getting protein bars (Luna, etc) and supplement drinks (Boost, Ensure, etc) for your snacks and accompanyments to meals. A good ratio to keep in mind is 50% of your calories from carbs, 25% from fats, and 25% from protein. Do not eat below 2500 Calories per day!
[QUOTE=girlygirl11]K first of all, 4 hours a day is a bit much. Unless youre training for like a marathon or something, noone needs to work out that much. Secondly, at your weight and height i would say youre already underweight. You should NOT lose anymore weight at all. I would cut workouts to 1-2 hours MAX with the running. You really dont need to work your body that much.

As for eating, well, if you MUST workout that much, you should be eating a LOT. I would say 3500 Calories. You definately need protein, but you also definately need CARBS and FAT, ABSOLUTELY, POSITIVELY- you shouldnt cut anything out completely. 5-6 meals per day is great, but your metabolism is going to be very fast regardless, based on your workouts.

If you want, I would have 3 meals of about 850-900 Calories, and 2-3 snacks of about 300 Calories. You say you dont eat meat or fish- thats fine- get your protein in the form of nuts, eggs (if you eat them), beans, legumes, tofu and soy. Eat PLENTY of good carbs, like hearty whole wheat bread, a whole grain cereal, pastas, rices, etc. Use olive oil liberally (it is chock full of heart healthy fats), and for spreads (on toasts, bagels, etc) use Peanut Butter, regular Butter, another nut butter, etc. Make sure you eat enough (thats eating enough period. not just eating enough protein)!!!!!!!!!!! Drink LOTS of water, but you should also drink milk (or eat cheese/yogurt to get calcium, or take a supplement)- if you dont drink cows milk, get soy or rice milk instead. Fruits and veggies are also important, but they shouldnt constitute the majority of your diet. Also consider getting protein bars (Luna, etc) and supplement drinks (Boost, Ensure, etc) for your snacks and accompanyments to meals. A good ratio to keep in mind is 50% of your calories from carbs, 25% from fats, and 25% from protein. Do not eat below 2500 Calories per day![/QUOTE]

Thanks for all the info, i have been eating bread with peanut butter, cheerios, and pasta a lot. I drink about 5-7 glasses of water a day, and a glass of fat free milk a day. I have been taking in 1600 calories a day. Is going over the recommended calories a day worse, or better? Or should i only take like 4-5 meals a day equal to the recommended calories per day?

Also, how much running should I do. I have a top of the link nordic track. What do you recommend?





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