No one can tell you what a "good" caloric intake is based on your size, since there are so many factors to take into consideration - for example, I am about the same weight as you right now, but only 5'1.8" and my Maintenance is close to 4,000 calories daily. 1,200 is too low, IMO, and even 1,500 for an active female resistance training is still low. You need to find out what your Maintenance calories are - there are many equations and calculations out there that do this, but you have to remember that they are just ESTIMATES and should not be taken at face value (I know what my Maintenance calories are from an extensive daily and weekly record of EVERYTHING and calculating from that), but used to establish a starting point. You should be adjusting your caloric intake, etc. weekly based on your progress from the week just been.Originally Posted by NatalieRose
As far as carbohydrate intake, it's nice to see you actually eating them and not being stupid and trying to eat less than 25-50g or eliminating them. How many carbohydrates you have is entirely up to you, as is how much of simple and complex you have. You just have to experiment to see what you feel best after - for example, I do best with complex carbohydrates, although I love fruit and will have that too, but find that even the sugar in fruit either increases my appetite something fierce or makes me sleepy.
As you get to know your body, you'll find what feels best for it and works for you.