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How many of you average your grams?


Saturday, September 22, 2012

Of course, I'm only asking because I went over my max, which is 40 grams of fat (and I didn't lift weights today, which is when I'm supposed to eat the 40 grams). But, like when my calories go over, I'm not going to freak out because it only happened twice this week, and the rest of the time my grams were low.

I read somewhere that averaging your weekly calories was good, so eating up and down wasn't so bad if it averaged out to a good number. That doesn't mean a massive pig out: just that some days of heavy eating were O.K. So, my guess is that grams works the same. Anyway, I knew I was going to be over. Now, I'm just saying, "Screw it."

Anyway, I'm supposed to stationary bike tonight; that's my treat for all the work I've been doing.
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NANCYPAT1 9/22/2012 9:11PM

    Your idea of averaging makes good sense - essentially it is good to stay "ON PROGRAM" or within your ranges all of the time. Reality often sets in however and realistically averaging is one effective way of gauging success. Other ways include things like saying 80% on track is great, or use some other reasonable rule of thumb to guide you. Overall, saying "screw it" when you are over - BUT most of the time you are on track is another perfectly reasonable attitude to take unless you say "Screw it, and because I said screw it, I will just eat everything in sight for the next week or day"

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SUSHENO 9/22/2012 9:10PM

    You are the second person I heard say that: average out weekly calories. I did not read any article stating that. Do you remember which article it was?

Sometimes our bodies are telling us it needs more food or rest. Listening to your body is good. Then adjustments can be made. Keep it up! emoticon

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