Thank you for that info Patrick.
My BF% would be a multiple of yours. Too embarrassed to say what it is. I've never had it measured properly - just go according to my hip measurement. My excuse is that I'm female and at a particular stage of life where it sometimes feels like a losing battle. I do cardio (a la Mark Sissons and the programme on my Polar HRM) 4 to 5 days a week. I'd started weights but noted Lyle McDonald's advice not to until I'd dropped my BF% to a particular level.
My question re carbs did not really relate to refeeds, just the amount of carbs you should eat following a workout. Subsequently I read an interview with Martin where he seemed to say that carbs in the form of fruit would be more appropriate for women. That feels right. Much as I love potatoes, I feel they were part of my problem for a long time.
I have an office job and compensate by lack of movement by running and walking everyday. I am training for a half marathon and am running 12-16km 3-4 times a week and walk every other day. I try and stick to around 1200 calories each day and am just not losing weight (5ft 9 and about 135lb) I am trying to lose a little bit of with but it jus won’t budge! I tend to gain and lose muscle pretty easily. Any advice? I just want to feel a bit smaller particularly in the legs which feel bulky from all the running. I am scared that if I reduce exercise I will put on weight even at 1200 cal as I spend most of the day in front of computer! Thanks