Can I echo this a bit?Specifically, he wants me to add starchy vegetables such as yams, beets, squash etc. to give my body something to run on in addition to the salad and other veg. that I already eat.
You will be happy eating upwards of two white potatoes a day... Give it a try!
This has made ALL the difference! You might want a bit more calories, but that's just the basis for my calorie intake (I add some cheese here and there/a bit more beef on days I workout.)
Any heavy lifting should take 30 minutes at the gym. No more. Short quick bursts like in High Intensity Interval Training is awesome.He wants me to tone down the exercise to a manageable level. He suggested kettlebells. I'll try to do short lifting workouts at the gym.
Of course, this is just what has been working for me. I hope everything works out for you!