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6/21/08 3:14 A

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Thanks guys, I tried changing everything on my nutrition and exersize but it didn't really change my meal plans. I think I am gonna look up a nutritionist to see if I can't get help this way. I am so not interested in "bulking up" I hate men who are all muscley. I like the lean muscle. Frankly I wish I looked like Angelina Jolie before she got skinny. Think Tomb Raider Lara Croft Angelina Jolie. So that is my goal. Here's hopin.

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6/21/08 1:22 A

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You can also check your basal metabolic rate which is based on height and weight. This will tell you the amount of calories you burn in a day and, therefore, the amount of calories you need to intake in a day to maintain your weight. I am not sure if this is what the nutritional tracker on here does, it would make sense to me though that it accounts for this though. But, if you know the amount of calories in food you need to take in to maintain your goal, track your calories burned through fitness and add that to your previous total, ie. my BMR is 1394, if I burn 500 calories in a workout, I then need to make sure I eat 1894 calories in a day to maintain my weight at that exertion level. I'm sure Spark trackers do all this when they personalize your tools though.

I believe the point your sister is making about protein is that your body uses protein to build muscle, although you need to eat your protein with a carb to allow the amino acids to be properly processed in the body. The protein ensures you build more muscle on top of muscle, so you "bulk up".

Shakes are fantastic sources of nutrients and protein in the mornings and there are many good powder supplements that you can add if you are concerned about your protein intake. I have used greens+, but I believe they have a protein+ powder.

Hope this helps!



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6/20/08 8:55 A

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i do belive iv you change you fitness level on here then spark people will tell you the proper amount of everything you need in the nutrition part

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MISSMISCHIEF's Photo MISSMISCHIEF Posts: 487
6/19/08 11:57 P

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Well I have the exersize part of the program down, I am at the gym 5 days a week, two of those days with a CPT. What I need advise on is, I need to figure out a way to have enough calories and more importantly enough protein. I have the problem not of over eating but of not eating enough especially with my activity level. Here I was today thinking I would reach a good level of food and I am barely at 1260 cal and 87 grams of protein. My sister is on Jenny Craig and they told her (she has the same CPT and level of activity that I do we work out together) that she needed 1500-1700 cal a day to support the activity level. We want to stay at 1500 and I have been yelled at by my sister (who is an HM2 Navy Corpsman) and the CPT that I do not eat enough protein. I bought tuna, and eggs, and peanut butter, but help! Any advise would be appreciated. Thank you soooooooo much!!

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