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ENG_TV
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2/12/13 11:49 A

Thanks for your responses. I think that you've echoed what I was thinking. I did reset the exercise and ended up with a different calorie range. I can eat at either end of the range depending on the day.



ORCHIDBLOSSOM
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2/12/13 11:23 A

Every person is different and you need to listen to your own body. Personally I find that on days that I exercise I need to eat more calories than days I don't, mainly because of the energy expenditure. However, you shouldn't eat more just to meet some kind of criteria.



SPORTYLAWGIRL
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2/11/13 10:29 P

I would also say that in general you don't need to eat more on the days when you exercise. Calories in/calories out doesn't compute exactly on a day-to-day basic but more over time. If you're hungrier when you exercise, eat at the higher end of your range.



DRAGONCHILDE
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2/11/13 10:20 P

Yes, that's right. :) If you're adding more exercise, then make sure your fitness goals reflect that.



ENG_TV
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2/11/13 10:01 P

I just reset my exercise goals to reflect increase in exercise. Does that sound like the right thing to do?



NANLEYKW
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2/11/13 9:44 P

Your calorie range is based on your estimate of calories burned from exercise for the whole week, so that range applies every day, whether you work out or not.



ENG_TV
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2/11/13 9:40 P

Several days a week I exercise in the morning and then take a Zumba class in the evening. If my calories are set for the days I don't take Zumba, should I eat more on the days that I exercise more? I was at a stand-still weight-wise for several months and finally stated losing again. I don't want to sabotage it by not eating enough. Any suggestions would be helpful.



 
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