Advertisement -- Learn more about ads on this site.

 
Message Boards
FORUM:   Diet and Nutrition
TOPIC:  

Increased calories?



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

 
  Reply Create A New Topic
Search the
Message Boards:
Search
  I Liked This Topic Subscribe to this Discussion Share
Add This to My SparkFavorites
Advertisement -- Learn more about ads on this site.

Author: Message: Sort First Post on Top


SLIMMERKIWI
SLIMMERKIWI's Photo SparkPoints: (125,159)
Fitness Minutes: (32,590)
Posts: 21,257
1/18/14 1:03 A



SLIMMERKIWI's SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I had a peek at your Nutrition Tracker and can assure you that you needn't worry. You were UNDER-eating for the exercise you were/are doing. The fact that you have associated the increase in calories with more energy is a BIG indicator that you were under-eating. I also noted that there were a few days where your protein level was very low. Try to ensure that you get a minimum of 60g per day. That will help your developing muscles and help your body to repair itself.

Where it comes to your treats (M & M's, Beer, etc.) make sure that they are only treats - this means occasional, because they don't have nutritional value, and therefore if you just eat your bare minimum of calories, you won't be getting the nutrients that your body requires.

Kris




Co-Moderator Dealing with Depression
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp?gid=953


Team Leader Essential Tremors :-) (Benign and Familial) www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp?gid=30225


Co-Leader Crohn's Can't Stop Me
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp?gid=17464


I am not a Dr - please check with your qualified Health Professional for a diagnosis and treatment plan


 current weight: 151.0 
 
211
196
181
166
151


NYXWOLFWALKER
NYXWOLFWALKER's Photo SparkPoints: (137,524)
Fitness Minutes: (144,937)
Posts: 14,825
1/17/14 10:56 P

NYXWOLFWALKER's SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I was at one point eating upwards of 3,000 a day and actually lousing weight (about a pound or two a week at one point) but a lot has happened since then and I'm back to trying to learn what I can eat vs can't eat and working on getting back to where I was (been at a standstill of weight for a couple years now, thanks to food allergy issues and changes in insulin dosages).

At any rate if you are eating less then your body needs to keep going then its not going to function right because its always hungry so holding on to what its been given so it doesn't starve.

Uping your calories might see a temp weight gain, but long term it will even out as long as you keep to making sure you balance everything out (eating and working out) at least that's my own personal experience in the matter.

Nyxks Musings
nyxstium.info
twitter.com/nyxks/

Cals Burned for 6 years = 2,359,000
6 years Deficit Total = 1,729,800
Should have lost: 250 to 495 pounds
Actual loss = 139 lbs and 50 inches from core


 Pounds lost: 43.0 
 
0
17
34
51
68


RUSSELL_40
RUSSELL_40's Photo Posts: 16,826
1/17/14 10:10 P

Send Private Message
Reply
You might gain a few lbs. when you first increase calories, but give it a few weeks, and see what actually happens, before you panic. Who knows, you might still lose a lb or two, and feel a lot better doing so.

I will tell you that I eat about 2000-2,300 calories a day, and I see a lot of people eating 1200 who are struggling, and wonder, what now? They are already at the minimum. It may just be that with an extra 200 calories, they are more active, and burn it off, but the fear people have of an extra 200 calories being the destruction of their diet, is usually unfounded. Not only does it take 500 calories a day for a week to lose a lb., it also takes the same to gain it. So gain or lose, it isn't going to be quick, unless it is some water weight, which is why you should wait 2 weeks, if that would cause discouragement.

So relax, eat the right amount for 2-4 weeks, and see where you are. Hopefully, it is good, and you can feel more energetic, and still lose, but with more food.

"We can't solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them "

- Albert Einstein

“Whether you think you can, or you think you can't--you're right.”

- Henry Ford


 current weight: 179.6 
 
361
311.75
262.5
213.25
164


KATIEMAE10
Posts: 200
1/17/14 9:40 P

KATIEMAE10's SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I have started increasing my calories based on sparks recommendations which I linked with my exercise. I have had a lot more energy the past few days ( since starting to eat more calories), but I'm afraid I'm going to also start gaining weight! I haven't stepped on the scale yet, bc I'm nervous, but has anyone had an experience with this? Did it help you lose? Thanks!



 
Page: 1 of (1)  
Search  

I Liked This Topic Subscribe to this Discussion Share
Add This to My SparkFavorites
Report Innappropriate Post


Thread URL: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=7&imparent=32858538

Review our Community Guidelines



 
Diet Resources: pseudogout wrist | tuna plant benefits | tuna cactus plant