I just finished up with nearly two weeks of very heavy grunt work that if the calculations were right, I was burning an extra 1000-4000 calories per day. So for a few days I actually realized I needed more energy(fuel) and ate around 500 extra calories for those days. By all calculations, even the most conservative of them, I should have lost weight last week, but instead, I gained a couple lbs. I think mostly due to extra water and sodium, but still, I was surprised how my deficit was so high, yet no weight loss.
So this week I went back to eating at my high range and trying to keep my sodium near the high range, but not too far over it. I am now back to losing weight and will probably even lose those 2 lbs I gained last week too. So I'm not a big fan of eating more for workouts. If anything at all, I will eat at my high range, but still NOT over. It is just too easy for us to over estimate how hard we workout and under estimate our intake. And if you are learning anything here, you should learn that a simple cookie takes at least 10 minutes of high impact cardio to get rid of.
So make sure your plan is correct, but be careful of playing with extra food on workout dates.
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