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Exercising More, and Hungrier as a Result.

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

I will have to research this, unless someone can answer it. If you are exercising more, how do you know what your caloric intake should be? I'm sure it's somewhere on this site as to how I figure that out. What a nice dilemma to have! I'm moving more, but the only down side is that it makes me hungrier than usual.

  
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CAROL_ 7/8/2009 3:13AM

    Yep MSTELZER is exactly right; SparkPeople already thought of and solved this problem. Just track your activities in Fitness Tracker, go to Start, then under one of the options there on the left, click "Change". Look at your calorie range before and after; you'll see your range went up.

SparkPeople is doing system maintenance right now so it won't let me click on "Start" so I can give more specific, accurate description; sorry.

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MSTELZER 7/7/2009 11:59AM

    Hey there! It is true the more active you are the more calories you are going to need to re-fuel your body. If you update your fitness tracker to show your accurate activity level it will automatically re-calculate your calorie range for you. On more active days you will want to aim for the higher end of your calorie range and on the less active days the lower end!

Hope that helps some ~

Michelle

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ARTHURTOM 7/7/2009 4:42AM

    Jessie, there is a formula that you use to calculate the amount of calories you should be taking in on a daily basis. It is specific to you as it uses your current weight, age, activity level and gender to determine your caloric intake.
Here is one that I have used;

http://www.caloriesper
hour.com/index_burn.php

On my calculation, I am very active (Hard exercise or sports 6-7 days a week) so my daily caloric intake is a little higher than others, but I am burning those calories.

You would want to be careful to consume close to what your RMR is because if you don't, your body will sense that it is not getting adequate nutrition and will go into conservation mode and it will store anything you do eat as fat and it will burn your muscle tissue in an attempt to ward off starvation.

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CINDYSWEETSUE 7/7/2009 2:47AM

    sounds about right.

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CLASHLEY25 7/7/2009 12:38AM

    I have to agree. I have been hungrier more quickly as well. I believe it's because the body is moving and now it's looking to burn off energy (fat). The more we feed the body the higher the metabolism goes in return burning more energy in which we are hungry.

I am not a nutritionist, so don't quote me. Let's see what others say. emoticon

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I Never Counted Calories or Other Similar Things

Monday, July 06, 2009

In the olden days (before I began eating better), I never paid attention to the nutrition info on the food labels. In fact, I never even realized that drinks counted as calories. Simple things like lemonade, coffee specialties, and others were downed with abandon. I sometimes smile as I journal my daily food intake, which has been an invaluable tool in this re-education process, to think of how much of my caloric intake were the day's beverages. By no means have a learned all there is to learn, but I'm surely so much healthier today as a result of all I've changed so far. Feeling better and better, I can feel that there will be more changes to come and that's exciting.

  
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S_HANSEN 7/6/2009 9:17PM

    That is so wonderful. Good for you. I am so glad you are learning and changing things for the better so you can meet your goals. Keep up the great work you are doing for you! emoticonSondra

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CAROL_ 7/6/2009 4:42PM

    Yep me too. I can soooooooo relate.

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WILLBOYWONDER 7/6/2009 1:26PM

   
Thatís great. At one point, I was just like you. I never realized how many calories were in a cookie or a Snickers. I didnít even think about it. Those calories can add up quickly. Keep up the great work.


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LORISNEWHOPE 7/6/2009 10:50AM

    Way to go -- you will also come to realize that if you have to write it down you should make those calories count. If you read the label on a "snack" and realize it's too much and not worth it you will find a better choice and feel better in the end. emoticon

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HICALGAL 7/6/2009 9:31AM

    emoticonknowledge is power! keep up the good work! emoticon

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debbie

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The More I Exercise, The Better I Feel (Imagine that!)

Sunday, July 05, 2009

Hey now, I've been at this eating better adventure for about 9 months now, and have made good progress. However, I've only done half-hearted exercise. I've started to crank it up a notch and am just feeling better and better each day as a result. Sure, I've read all of the inspirational things written by folks on this website about their exercise and the great results it produced. But I just wasn't ready. Now I'm ready. Hooray for me!

  
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SILVAJADE 7/5/2009 4:11PM

    emoticon

Thats great. Only you can decide when your ready to do something. I hope you manage to keep going on your journey right through to your Goal.

Silvajade

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MOCNVW23 7/5/2009 12:18PM

    emoticon 1 more pound down and gone that is great. You are doing it. it's great on how much better we feel once we start to exercise and I think the better we feel the more it helps us to want to do more.

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CAROL_ 7/5/2009 11:54AM

    I know EXACTLY what you mean.

However, I do not feel better yet.

Hooray for you!!

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RICH530 7/5/2009 7:19AM

    Good for you!!!! It is true and the more you stick to it the better you feel!! Thanks for giving me a reminder on this holiday weekend when we all tend to slack a bit!!!!
emoticon Lee

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KLEE46 7/5/2009 4:49AM

    emoticon hooray for you. I do so much better when I exercise, even if only 30 minutes a day. Thanks for reminding me it is sooo worthwhile. emoticon

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How My Long Walk Reminded Me of My Success on This Food Journey

Saturday, July 04, 2009

Today I walked for nearly two hours. At one point, I pondered how far I had left to go to my destination. But then I looked back and saw the expanse of distance I'd already covered. It was awesome. That made me smile as I continued to walk and I thought about yesterday's cleaning out of old email messages in the outbox. I had come across one I'd sent to a friend in Dec. 08 in which I happily declared that I'd lost 23 lbs. It is 7 months later, and I've lost 34 lbs, and down 3 pant sizes. Looking back gave me perspective and pride at my achievements. Not just the lbs lost, smaller pant sizes, etc., but all of the other benefits we talk about so often. And as I continued to walk and smile, I realized that I was indeed enjoying the journey - both the walk and the healthier lifestyle. Good days along with bad. It's all one big happy trail.

  
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CAROL_ 7/4/2009 7:02PM

    You remind of me one of my favorite sayings: "Enjoy the journey".

You really are!

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1GRL_REVOLUTION 7/4/2009 11:04AM

    Keep up the great work! :)

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MORSAFS 7/4/2009 10:52AM

    You made me smile! Thanks for putting things in perspective for me. Congratulations on everything you've achieved. :)

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RICH530 7/4/2009 8:42AM

    Congratulations!!!! On ALL your accomplishments!! You are right it is not only the physical but also the emotional changes that make the journey a success!! I wish you much more success as you continue on!!
emoticon Lee

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HICALGAL 7/4/2009 12:44AM

    very inspiring...keep up the good work! emoticon emoticon

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debbie

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Wishing All A Happy, Safe 4th of July Weekend

Friday, July 03, 2009

To all my sparkfriends, have a wonderful holiday weekend.

  
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MSTELZER 7/3/2009 10:36AM

    Same to you!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Michelle

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MRSLATTING 7/3/2009 10:18AM

    You too! emoticon

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RICH530 7/3/2009 7:20AM

    Thank you, you too!!!
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SCOTTIEGIRL57 7/3/2009 2:50AM

    You too OK?

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