I just started Jillian Michaels kickboxing and I love it! I really enjoy doing and just did the 2nd workout today. It was hard but I still made it through it and did good. My only concern is afterwards I feel real shaky and a little lightheaded with a slight headache afterward (the headache is gone now, was just right after) ? I have pre hypertension which is my main worry. I didn't feel like I was over doing it though while doing the video. I'm not trying to sound like a wuss or something, I'm very serious about working out, I just want to be careful. I have lost 16 pounds so far and am now 264 from 280 and have just the past two days increased the intensity of my workouts.
I had a late meal today around 1:00 which was a 6 inch sub and Caesar salad - 810 calories, started the workout around 5:40 maybe? I haven't even felt like eating lunch so maybe it's how little calories I had before?
I usually eat around 1600 a day but if I eat a late breakfast/lunch I'm not hungry the rest of the day so I haven't worked that in yet. I had doctors appointments today so didn't have time to eat this morning.
maybe try some grilled chicken breast. I've heard anywhere from like half a gram to 1 gram of protein per pound of body weight but that's a lot to me. I eat a lot of eggs, greek yogurt, and chicken breast to keep my protein and energy levels up. You could always make a smoothie with greek yogurt (plain), milk, a banana, and some mixed berries an hour or so before you workout. You can throw in some flaxseeds or whey protein too but they have a higher calorie content.