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Exercising More, and Hungrier as a Result.

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

I will have to research this, unless someone can answer it. If you are exercising more, how do you know what your caloric intake should be? I'm sure it's somewhere on this site as to how I figure that out. What a nice dilemma to have! I'm moving more, but the only down side is that it makes me hungrier than usual.
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  • CAROL_
    Yep MSTELZER is exactly right; SparkPeople already thought of and solved this problem. Just track your activities in Fitness Tracker, go to Start, then under one of the options there on the left, click "Change". Look at your calorie range before and after; you'll see your range went up.

    SparkPeople is doing system maintenance right now so it won't let me click on "Start" so I can give more specific, accurate description; sorry.
    3242 days ago
    Hey there! It is true the more active you are the more calories you are going to need to re-fuel your body. If you update your fitness tracker to show your accurate activity level it will automatically re-calculate your calorie range for you. On more active days you will want to aim for the higher end of your calorie range and on the less active days the lower end!

    Hope that helps some ~

    3242 days ago
    Jessie, there is a formula that you use to calculate the amount of calories you should be taking in on a daily basis. It is specific to you as it uses your current weight, age, activity level and gender to determine your caloric intake.
    Here is one that I have used;


    On my calculation, I am very active (Hard exercise or sports 6-7 days a week) so my daily caloric intake is a little higher than others, but I am burning those calories.

    You would want to be careful to consume close to what your RMR is because if you don't, your body will sense that it is not getting adequate nutrition and will go into conservation mode and it will store anything you do eat as fat and it will burn your muscle tissue in an attempt to ward off starvation.
    3243 days ago
    sounds about right.
    3243 days ago
    I have to agree. I have been hungrier more quickly as well. I believe it's because the body is moving and now it's looking to burn off energy (fat). The more we feed the body the higher the metabolism goes in return burning more energy in which we are hungry.

    I am not a nutritionist, so don't quote me. Let's see what others say. emoticon
    3243 days ago
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