I've been trying to eat better for about 9 weeks now by eliminating some of the obvious evils from my diet - fast food, lollies, cakes etc. Also as a lot of people have suggested, I've been keeping a food diary and counting the cals. I've averaged about 1550 a day over this time, it would be a bit lower than that because I've had some big blowouts. Now I'm generally aiming for 1400 a day, which so far doesn't leave me starving or feeling bloated.
The problem is, I seem to be getting around 23% from protein, 10-12% from fat and 65% from carbs. Now obviously I am a big carb lover, but I do try and make sure they're from good sources - whole grain bread, weetbix, carrots/bananas or other fruit/veg and so on... but I was just wondering if this number (around 230g) is too high? I have been exercising for an hour (or more) every day but so far I have only lost a few pounds and my clothes are only a tiny bit looser. Could my high carb intake have anything to do with this?
I guess what I need is some tough love if I'm still not eating right - so please, how many grams of carbs would you suggest I aim for to start losing weight? Is 5-6 pieces of bread too much per day or does it not matter where my cals come from as long as long as I stick to my limits?
Thank you so much for any help!