According to the author, I'm not eating enough calories to weight train. (1600).
He is quite adamant that it is "illogical" to cut calories while trying to build muscle.
I can see his point if I were, say, at goal, (140 lbs,) and trying to build muscle and become "more defined."
But that's not my goal. My goal is to lose a big bunch of weight and keep most of the muscle I have. I want to be strong and firm at the end of this journey: not, as I've said many times, skinny and squishy.
If you were/are an obese person and weight training--how many calories are you consuming? Would you suspect 1600 to be too low?
What would be your advice?
I'm wondering if I should just start the program and do as the author says: re-evaluate how I feel 4 weeks later. (But stick to 1600.--and maybe add the shake post work out?--I don't know.)
Need some help thinking this through.