Results of counting my daily cal/pro intake (bit of help needed)
Hey I am working on my nutrition for each day and I am making good progress. Yesterday I started counting my calories and protein. I made a sheet to write everything down on and I now carry it with me until I get a sufficient daily meal plan created. (I measured everything yesterday to get an estimate of what I usually eat) Here is how the day went:
Breakfast through Supper: 1.5 cups of Great Grains cereal (cup of milk), 4 egg whites, 2 egg yolks, Tator Tot Hot Dish (roughly 6 oz), Â½ pb&j sandwich, 2 hot dogs, 1 chicken pot pie, cup of Raisin Bran (cup of milk)
Snacks/Liquids: fat free yogurt, 5 cups of milk, lots of water
After calculating the total I found out that I ate about 133 Grams of Protein and 2940 Calories. I am quite happy with this because I thought my calories were going to be somewhere near 5000. I am off by about 30 grams of protein to match my weight (click the link if you need more info about me and my training http://www.muscletalk.co.uk/My_Diet_%28many_many_questions%21%21%21%21%21%29/m_1244575/tm.htm
1. Iâ€™m 18 and my life is pretty active so what do you think would be a safe limit for my calorie intake. (can I take in more calories on weight training days?)
2. I want to reach 165 grams of protein (more on weight training days) by eating healthy foods and it should be possible since I have some leeway on my calories but would you guys recommend that I start using whey protein to help me get over the last hump?
Thanks for your help.