Re: How does exercise affect calorie requirements?
Thank you both for your replies. I have been very good about keeping track of my food intake. I write EVERYTHING down. The only problem I have is that I tend to overestimate the calories in items that aren't packaged with nutrition info or if I have a partial serving of an item, say 5 grapes or 2 bites of chicken. I tend to overestimate because I don't want to accidentally go over 1200. I may be eating less than 1200 calories here and there.
I'm mostly eating fresh fruit, lean protein or protein shakes and a serving or two of Fiber One cereal (14g of fiber per 1/2 cup!!!) without milk. I exercise an hour or more a day, either all cardio or a combination of cardio and toning with hand weights.
I WANT RESULTS!!!! I have been doing this for many months. In fact, I think I started at the end of last summer. So far, I have nothing to show for my efforts. My weight is EXACTLY the same, but now I can't fit into the jeans that I was wearing before I started this program. I'm gaining inches from the waist down. AAARRRGGGHHHH!!!!!! I'm frustrated!