Since I've started lifting I don't think I've really figured out that whole eating thing. I still have at least 33lbs to lose to be "healthy" and after that I'll re-evaluate (but I'd ideally love to lose another 48lbs) so I still have a ways to go. I know in the New Rules of Weight Lifting for Women they say to eat closer to maintenance level but I get the impression it's more for people closer to their goal weight, right? Eating low calorie = me starving. I can do something like 1300-1500 but the days I do that I'm always STARVING the next day. Sometimes the days I workout I'm not very hungry so I can eat less but then I'll be hungry the next day and eat more, which I know is the opposite of what the book recommends.
So here are my questions:
- considering that I still have a ways to go, how much should I be eating if I'm lifting heavy about 3x per week and running too?
- do you eat more calories on days that you lift? if so how much more?