So I learned something pretty important today about feeding your body. I have been just counting calories and trying to eat low fat and all that. It seems a better method for losing weight or gaining muscle, is to count macro nutrients instead. I knew that I need to be eating a lot of protein and not a lot of fat but didn't really know how much.
Anyway, from what I have been reading, in order for my to lose 1.5 to 2 pounds a week with minimal muscle loss, I should be eating 202 grams of protein, 135 grams of carbs, and 50 grams of fat. Of course the carbs should be complex and the fat clean. This is for me what a lean body mass of 158.8 pounds.
Also for best results, I should eat 100 extra carbs one day a week. This is supposed to keep your body from going into a catabolic state which is where your body does not have enough nutrients and among others things, refuses to lose weight.
Anyway, thought I would share. If you know more about this, I would love to hear about it.