I just got TNRoL4L book and am all set to start Phase 1 after a couple days of vacation this week. I have a few questions that are specific to my situation and would appreciate any feedback. I've been working out on and off for a few years. Unfortunately, after I make some real good progress I revert back to old habits (diet and training wise) and end up back at the same disgusting position.
I played 2 sports through college and ate like a horse then after graduating, I kept eating the same quantities of food and ended up at 298 lbs from about 217. I never learned how to decrease my food intake appropriately and30 years of sitting behind a computer screen 8 hours a day for work has certainly caught up with me!
Now that I'm in my early 50's I've found the Life book to be just the ticket to get back my fitness and health in general. Over the last 6 weeks, I've been working out 6 days a week using some exercise programs cobbled together from internet research (3 days resistance training/ 3 days HIIT) and have gone from 275 to 255 and 31.2% BF to 28.0% BF. Not bad progress but SO much distance to still cover.
Now that I've committed to the Life program I am a little nervous about only training 3 days per week. I seem to have ruined my metabolism over many years of yo-yoing weight gain/loss so I feel I need to work 6 days a week to see ANY progress. Do you think it will be OK to do 30 mins of HIIT on 3 of the rest days around the weight training workouts of the Life program?
Another question I had was the daily total calories I should shoot for. I am currently trying to stay at about 1900 with a heavy emphasis on Protein (about 45%) and Fat (about 30%) with the remaining 25% for Carbs. My body seems to be very Carb sensitive so I try to stay around 100 grams of Carbs per day but that is very tough. My objective is to achieve 2.5 lbs of fat loss per week.
Also wanted to give a shout out to Lou - I'm your "neighbor" I live about 45 mins west of you near Reading, PA.