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NAUSIKAA
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12/17/12 4:47 P

It's fine. It's the averages that matter.

I sometimes eat a lot one day (2500 calories) and then only 700-800 the next. It all works out. I don't want to eat a lot the day after eating high calories so I don't force it.



YOJULEZ
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12/17/12 12:05 P

Along the lines of what Russell said, I would look at your weekly averages, since that is more the # that matters than your daily one. If your average ends up being less than 1200, then that is a problem.



RUSSELL_40
Posts: 16,783
12/17/12 5:56 A

Sure it is okay. It works out to 1500 over the last 2 days. Why don't you just eat 1500 a day though? It seems that as you drop down to 1300 for a few days, that eventually go eat 2000 calories. Eating towards the top of you range might help you eat at a steadier pace.

Sometimes we get a low range because we underestimate how many calories we burn. Maybe we have a more rigorous job, or do a lot of cleaning around the house, and all we count is exercise. The body knows though, and if it gets too short on fuel, it makes up for it.

Don't panic though. You can have heavy and low calorie days out of range. Just make sure your average for the week is in range. As long as you aren't eating 1000 calories to punish yourself for " cheating ". Eating 500 extra calories is less than 100 calories a day extra if you do it once a week.



CHB1020
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12/17/12 5:48 A

Most of the time, I eat between 1300 and 1500 calories a day, but sometimes I eat a bit more (closer to 2000 calories). The next day, I will eat only 1000 calories so it averages out within my daily range. I know you're not supposed to go under 1200 calories a day, but I only do that to compensate for days that I eat a little bit over my range, and for the rest of the week, I'm consistent. Is this OK?



 
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