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Also, make sure, if you haven't already, you give yourself credit in your nutrition tracker for the exercise calories you burn every week. You can do this by clicking on your fitness tracker and then the "change fitness goals" button in the upper right. Then, scroll to the bottom and and your expected calorie burn and save. This will automatically update your calorie ranges.
Whether you are running or kickboxing you need to fuel for the event. You need to get sufficient Carbs for fuel. I normally eat 2 cups of oats 3 hours before I run. here is a great website about "fueling". It pertains to running but can be translated to kickboxing. Both require a lot of energy. Remember "Carbohydrates will trigger the body to make insulin, which will decrease the amount of cortisol produced. This will decrease muscle breakdown. Protein will help sustain your workout, provide lasting energy, and allow for faster recovery".
Currently, I am taking a cardio kickboxing class twice a week for 60 minutes each class. I am also doing a walk/jog routine for 30 minutes two to three times a week. I have been trying to eat between 1500 - 1600 calories per day; however I am concerned that I am not eating enough on the cardio kickboxing days.
BTW, I am 5 ft 5 inches and 173 lbs. I have lost four pounds and several inches. I am just wondering if I am doing something wrong, because my weight loss seems to be going really slowly.
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