HRM watches are accurate, I hope! I'd buy a bodybugg in a heartbeat, if only it wouldn't be so expensive! I do sweat very easily and my average heartbeat today was 158, interval running. I reached a maximum of 179 on my sprint.
Just curious how you're coming up with your calorie burn? Are you doing other exercise or are you burning all of that from running? Just asking because the rule about burning 100 calories per mile really is a guide - it's for a 150 pound average person. If you weigh less and are in particularly good shape, you'll burn less.
I do agree that we MUST eat enough to fuel our runs, but for me the harder part is not the eating, it's the determining the accurate calorie burn.
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I know it seems counter-intuitive to eat to lose weight. And when you have made significant progress already, it is scary to think it will come back. But you have to consider a few things... You are far more active now, than when you were heavier. So you need to consider your Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR). If you did NOTHING but lie in bed for 24 hours, how many calories does your body need to sustain your systems in good working order. Now when you add daily activity (getting dressed, cleaning the house, walking to work, yadayadayada...) you now require more calories to support those activities.
Now - when you add exercise it adds far more stress to your system and some damage too just in the normal wear and tear - more so the higher intensity training you do. So now your body needs the fuel not only to perform the activity, but to cope with the repair and building of muscle and connective tissues as well, in addition to the calories you burn during normal daily activities and in addition to those you need just to live and breath.
So eat more - enjoy it! Your healthy body demands it. Without these calories, your body will break down other things to support what you are doing and leave you prone to injury or illness. Just make sure that when you add calories back in, that they are still good quality fuel. Just because we tell you to eat more doesn't give you license to go eat a box of donuts. You still need the same stuff you are eating now, just more of it.
Personally, I eat 5-6 times a day, somewhere in the neighborhood of 300-500 calories each meal/snack. Keeps my fuel supply relatively level throughout the day. But you will find what works for you!
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Says 1770 and 2120 calories. I feel like that is way too much? Will I still lose weight when I eat all that? I'm just so scared to gain all my weight back. That is my biggest fear right now. I don't want to go back to where I was.
I first posted this in the sticky topic, but later noticed that people haven't posted anything there in almost 2 months. So I hope it's ok that I made a new topic! : )
Hi everyone! : ) I just joined this team and I have a question about my nutrition.
How much % of carbs, protein and fats should I eat?
I run 35 miles a week, and burn about 5500-6000 calories a week. How many calories should I eat a day? I have used online calculators, the results were 1200-2200 calories. But that range is too big for me, can anyone give me more specific numbers? If any of you have about the same calorie burn, how much do you eat a day?
Thanks and I'm looking forward to start chatting with you! : ) Anantya
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