so i just tore my acl and have been out of playing soccer and going to the gym for 3 months. Iv put on some weight due to inactivity about (20) pounds or maybe less. i find it hard to understand the calories and portions in a college cafeteria though, i usually have eggs and 1% milk for breakfast, salad with sliced turkey for lunch, and some kind of turkey sandwich for dinner(i drink a lot of milk with every thing). What do you recommend in terms of my meals right now and not really knowing how much calories i’m getting? I am also in that issue where i’m thin every where but my sides and stomach. At the moment ill be able to soon lift again but heavy cardio will be out of the picture till my knee injury improves.
If you are working on building up your muscles, you probably already know that working out, on its own, isn't enough. Diet is also important. Body builders try to keep their body fat lower than what is considered normal—between 3 and 8% for men and around 10% for women—so that their muscles show through and are not hidden by a layer of fat. Eating like a body builder will help you build muscle and lose excess weight if you combine this diet with the right exercise regimen. The basic idea is to eat a diet high in protein and fiber , and low in carbohydrates and fat. This diet also involves eating a lot more often.