expected calorie intakes
- 12-20-2007, 10:38 AM
Clearly, you've never played icehockey
- 12-20-2007, 01:43 PM
OK its lunch time (just finsihed) and I've already taken in about 900 cals. That to me seems high for this time of day, but I guess its OK?
12-20-2007, 01:48 PM
12-20-2007, 01:59 PM
A little while back someone asked about what I like to eat, or want to include. Hmm.. everything haha. Well if I had to pick some favorites, lets see, here's a few:
flour or corn tortillas
sour cream (see a trend here? haha)
yogurts (pretty much any dairy)
salad dressings like caesar and italian
pork - just about all cuts
100 calorie packs including protein bars
and I DO like it hot! Bring on the habaneros!
I am not a big bread eater, nor am I a big dessert eater.
Last edited by bassgirl; 12-20-2007 at 02:00 PM. Reason: more stuff
12-20-2007, 02:52 PM
if you leave out or minimize the potatos, and make careful choices on the specifics of the others, you are all set. Ground turkey in taco seasonings makes for an excellent burrito with black beans, fat free kraft cheddar and low fat sour cream
12-20-2007, 05:54 PM
But, essentially, you need calories to keep your metabolism going and burn more calories. This is usually where the "Campfire" analogy comes into play.
I put half a twig on the fire and it does nothing; the fire will eventually just die down. Put an armfull of sticks or a log on the fire, and it will continue to burn brilliantly. Put too many sticks/logs on the fire and you smother it; the fire dies down again.
12-20-2007, 08:32 PM
after lunch I had one of those McCanns oatmeal packets. YUMM!! 100 cals. And a Reeses bar that was 260 cals.
so by dinner I counted 1260 but to be safe I said 1300.
And I'm having a Weight watchers fiesta chicken for dinner 260 cals 13g protein with a bottle of Special K protein water (30, 3g).
I added my own tablespoon of chopped garlic and chili sauce neg. cals, maybe 10.
12-21-2007, 01:07 PM
today I had 250 cals for breakfast, and for lunch a south beach wrap pack (240, 14g) and an 8 oz protein shake made with skim milk (300, 22g)
puts me at about 800 at noon. room enough for a afternoon snack before dinner if I feel hungry enough later. Amazing the difference a day makes huh?
Last edited by bassgirl; 12-21-2007 at 01:07 PM. Reason: figs
12-21-2007, 01:15 PM
and you should feel more energetic too, which makes it easier to be more physically active, which burns more calories
12-21-2007, 07:29 PM
Great thread. LOTS to discuss:
#1 Am I the only one that is NEVER satisfied with low GI carbs? Seriously, for me they seem to have the opposite of the filling effect that everyone else describes.
#2 I have a female friend who is 5'6" 140 lbs and 20-21% bf. She eats about 125g pro/250g carb/30g fat per day. I guess that's around 1770 cals for maintenance for her. She REFUSES to increase protein intake for cost reasons as you ladies mentioned and she just doesn't have the will to eat more meat or drink more shakes.
12-21-2007, 09:46 PM
2. Is she happy with how she looks right now? Sounds like she is at a good weight and bf for her height, does she want to build muscle or does she prefer the slim look, in which case what she's doing sounds pretty good already.
12-22-2007, 01:37 PM
1. To be honest I'm not sure about GI's relevance. I have to admit that I have difficulty determining credibility of sources when I read "carb-related" articles, so I'm still in the process of developing my own opinions.
2. Ya, she's a really confident girl and has a refreshing sense of humor when it comes to female body image. When she's lifting, she gets an ego and wants to build muscle. 15 minutes later, she changes her mind and wants to be as slim as can be. Quite frankly, I'm entertained by her whole decision making process
12-22-2007, 01:40 PM
today 390 cals for breakfast, 30 cals protein water after w/o with a 195 cals yogurt w/flax.
Thats it so far today. mY stomach's feeling a bit....errggh ... just took a load of supps, mebbe it just needs to calm down first.
12-22-2007, 02:51 PM
12-22-2007, 03:00 PM
Bassgirl, running a log is the BEST way for me to stay honest with my diet. Then when you plateua, it will be very easy to make appropriate adjustments. I bet this is going to be very successful for you
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