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I replied on the rookie runner thread, I did a calc and it came up with around 2400...try 2200for 2 weeks keeping at the fitness level you are doing now...I think you will be pleased...
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Regarding the breastfeeding, I'm definitely not eating to compensate for a newborn. I usually hover around the top of my range... in the 1700s, and that just really seems like a lot. Of course my calorie calculator doesn't account for that because they make you go to babyfit if you're nursing at all. Nursing a toddler is very different than a newborn and I'm sure I only burn (at the most) 200 extra calories a day. I feel okay trying to lose weight at this point and my doc is okay with it. Its not a crisis if she weans at 20 months, for sure. :P
SO, in short, I don't calculate any extra calories into my total because of breastfeeding. I just don't stress if I go over some days or if I average around the top of my caloric range rather than the bottom.
For the record, sparkpeople tells me I need to eat 1450-1800 calories a day, considering my weight and my goal to burn 3,000 calories a week.
Thanks for the advice everyone...
I have to concur with the others. I don't think you are getting enough to eat.
And the book recommended is excellent!
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I agree with Dee. I spent all of July and most of August stuck at one weight. I've been doing a lot of research as to how to fuel my body as a runner. I increased my intake and have lost 4 lbs already.
Check out Endurance Sports Nutrition by Suzanne Girard Eberle. Coach Nancy recommends it.
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Increase the calories, you're starving yourself. Seriously!
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I've worked up to running 3ish miles 3 or 4 days a week and cross training on the other two or three days (allowing for one rest day). I'm also breastfeeding a toddler... and my nutrition tracker says to eat 1750 calories a day, and that's not allowing for extra calories for breastfeeding. Most weeks I burn about 3000 calories, but last week I burned 4000+ calories, but I haven't lost weight in four weeks.
I just can't imagine that I need to be eating MORE calories, so I'm cutting back this week to about 1500. Does anyone else have any suggestions/ideas/tips?