Im confused, can someone help? Ive spent a lot of time in the gym, circuits and spinning over the past year. Just really to keep fit, tone up and feel better about myself. Now ive started running and im confused about the whole carb/protein thing. When I had a personal trainer, he was telling me to have protein shakes because this helps repair the muscles, not to eat too many carbs etc etc. Now im running, all the articles say, have plenty of carbs for energy, not too much protein. I am trying to lose body fat as well, so what do I do. Carbs? protein? or what? Can someone explain please??
Weight isnt really my problem... body fat is. I am 5'7" and weigh 10.10, so not that heavy. However I have too much body fat. I go to the gym 4 times per week, spinning, circuit, plus I run twice per week. Ive just joined a running club because my personal trainer told me the best way to shift my body fat is through running. so.... im hoping running will be my saving grace and help me shift the fat. I dont eat choc, crisps, cakes etc. I eat a healthy diet, can only assume its the latte and alcohol (though I dont drink that much). Portion size could be a prob for me too, so ive just invested in some food scales.
Hi Gelfling. Im very anxious too. Im going this evening and like you are constantly thinking of reasons not to go.... I AM going though even though im scared sh**less.... I have to face the demon. Also I know i'll never progress on my own. When are you going to yours?