Advertisement -- Learn more about ads on this site.

 
Message Boards
FORUM:   Diet and Nutrition
TOPIC:  

Is it ever OK to go under calories for balance?



Click here to read our frequently asked Diet and Nutrition questions.

 
 
Search the
Message Boards:
Search
      Share
Advertisement -- Learn more about ads on this site.

Author: Message: Sort First Post on Top


UNIDENT
Posts: 33,498
3/28/13 3:34 P

Why would you need to?

Eg if your range is 1200-1550 and you blew it over by eating 1800 for two days, then you have 500 extra calories over those two days to account for.

Eat at 1300 for 3 days.

Over the five days, you've eaten a total of 7,500 calories, or 1500 a day, which is in your range.



DIETITIANBECKY
Posts: 26,573
3/28/13 1:41 P

For the healthy adult it is fine to be under your SP calorie range by 100-200 for a few days. And you may not even need to go that low. Just eat at the lower end of your SP calorie range.

SP Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Becky



OBIESMOM2
SparkPoints: (61,388)
Fitness Minutes: (40,069)
Posts: 4,472
3/28/13 12:21 P

my uneducated answer is yes.

There are days when I just have no appetite, so I'm a bit under. And days when I seem to be ravenous all day, so I'm a bit over. But it all evens out.

and like you said, you aren't talking about anything drastic



IRISHFANUH87
Posts: 1,038
3/28/13 12:18 P

If I have been over my calorie range for a few days in a week, is it ever ok to go a bit under for a day as long as my weekly average is where it should be? I'm talking maybe 100-200 calories under, nothing drastic.



 
Page: 1 of (1)  
Search  



Share


 
Diet Resources: malt barley varieties | barley malt sugar | making barley malt
x Lose 10 Pounds by October 28! Get a FREE Personalized Plan