Hello, I can't recall how long I have been a member of CC, but I really need some advice and I'm not sure where to ask for it. I went through a bumpy patch in the last year, restricting my calories to 800 or less. I now know it was completely stupid and I regret is all. Considering i gained back 40+ pounds. I was wondering if 100% whole wheat and Quinoa is a good choice to lose weight? I have read article's that keep giving me mixed signals, telling me yes, they are, or no, stay away from them. I'm starting P90X Lean tomorrow, and then after i finish that I'm Going to do the classic version to build muscle. I'm aiming for 1,900-2,100 calories a day, and I'm currently 160lbs and 5 foot 6 inches. I'm a vegetarian as well. Thank you for any response and/or advice. :')
Ok so you are 5'6" and 160 lbs today. You were 5'6" and 120 lbs. (Too small) I'd try to focus on my weight being in the 140's as your goal. You started gaining weight because at 120 you were below what your body felt was acceptable/desirable.
How old are you?
Yes, My goal weight is 140. I know I was terribly underweight. I did a major calorie restriction diet that I regret. (As said above).
I have had success losing weight and eating quinoa and whole wheat. Quinoa has a lot of protein and fiber.
You should probably be eating closer to 2500 cals to lose.
Really? That isn't too much?
Not if you are exercising.
Probably not, if you're doing P90X. I assume that you're physically active for at least an hour a day which puts your calorie burn at roughly 3,200. Eating 2,500 calories per day would allow you to lose about 1.5 pounds per week.
Keep in mind that CC calculators are not designed for teens. You need to use one like this.
Yes, whole wheat and quinoa are a million times more satisfying than white rice, pasta, and bread. Good luck!
My mom makes a delicious quinoa salad with cucumbers, goat cheese, mint and other yummies. For me a plate of that is probably a meal (a 20 year old 5'6' woman). I recommend it just because it's a great source of whole grain and keeps you full longer- just remember portion control and you'll do fine.