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9/23/12 9:53 P

Thanks! This is really good advice. I had no idea I could change my calorie burning goals. The nutrition tracker is giving me a much more realistic range now.

Becky: Yes, that's correct. My range before was 1200-1500 but now that I've calculated for 2 hours of cardio a day it's up tp 1700 a day. Hopefully that'll keep me from getting hungry at night.

I think I'll try to up my fat and protein intake, like another poster suggested.

Thanks everyone.

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9/22/12 8:26 A

So, just to clarify---
You are moving more with your daily activity and your planned exercise.
You are now finding it difficult to meet your SP weight loss calorie range??
What is your SP calorie range?
How many calories are you eating most days??

SP Dietitian Becky

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9/22/12 12:08 A

Eating a low-carb and high-fat diet will give a ton more energy and also consistent weight loss. My running performance has improved since going low-carb 6 months ago, no grains, no beans, no problems. emoticon

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9/21/12 10:36 P

We do need to eat more when we move more. Do you have your current weekly calorie burn entered into your Spark profile? Your calorie goal will be recalculated based upon how much you're burning each week, so make sure it is up to date.

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9/21/12 8:14 P

If you are both losing weight AND are feeling happier about it -- don't worry, since your weight loss is being accompanied by greater activity. It is NOT a problem. My personal advice is to add in some healthy fats, while others here will probably recommend adding in some healthy carbs. The recommendations are recommendations -- not (as far as I can see) carved in stone. All of our bodies differ to some extent. If you are as active as you mention, you do need to add more caloric input, IMHO. I'd personally think about whole eggs and hummus and sweet potatoes, but I'm not an expert, just somone listening to my own body.

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9/21/12 6:35 P

I recently made a big move to a big city, and since I got here I've been working out 10 x more than I ever did. It's a mix of all the things that are available, the shear size of the city, it's landscape, and the fact that cardio is now my means of transport. I'm already losing weight, but what's more, I can see the change.
The problem is, most days I'm topping 2 hours of cardio, and a lot of days I fall between 3-6 hours on the go. The thing is, on those days, when I try to hit my calorie goals, I get mad hunger pains. Where/what can I add into my diet to give me some more high energy calories without rocking my nutritional boat?
I wasn't sure where to post this because it's about diet and exercises?

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