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More exercise = eat more food for energy!

Monday, July 16, 2007

Ok, I think I really overdid it. I felt SO GOOD burning 1000+ calories at the gym each day, but I wasn't eating as though I was burning that much! I was trying to still stay within my range. Which is good if I only burned the 600 a day my goal is, but just plain not enough food if I'm burning this 900, 1000, 1300 streak I've got going.

I don't want my body to go into starvation mode. I don't want to overexert myself!

I got the silly idea in my head that by burning a lot more I will just lose faster. Well let me tell you, that is NOT always true! I somehow put on 2 pounds because of it. (which still doesn't make sense because I was certainly not eating enough with the calories I was burning to GAIN weight, but whatever....)

The last time I was losing the weight really well I noticed I ate an average of 1700-1800 a day and burned about 500 calories. So today I'm going to burn 700 and I'm eating 1850. Hopefully that will be a winning combo!
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    Thanks for sharing that, I have recently started to wonder if I should be eating more or not, because I am burning more calories most days than I am supposed to . I may try what you are saying and see if it works. Thanks!
    3928 days ago
  • DNJEN471
    Funny how we think we need to burn just as much cals as we eat. Your body knows better! At least you have solved the problem- wishing you luck on your next weigh in!
    3929 days ago
    How funny! I'm going through almost the same experience! We just gotta remember our friend, the tortoise- "slow and steady wins the race!"
    3930 days ago
    I'm with you on this one. I get in a mode that if I eat less and work out more I will lose faster. That just isn't so. I find myself stuck at the moment from falling into this trap. Working on fixing it. Good luck
    3930 days ago
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