expected calorie intakes
- 12-19-2007, 03:10 PM
yeah, where I am now (194) it sometimes seems harder to loose a pound than when I started (at 245), but not really. I can now manage to be a lot more physically active, and i've learned a lot more about how my body processes foods, so I have better tools to do it with. Not sure yet where my goal really is, i'll know when I get there tho.
- 12-19-2007, 03:45 PM
Bass girl, as I said before the calories and ratios are just a guideline. You may do very well with less protein and more carbs, but that is for you to experiment with. I personally take about 1.5-2g/lb LBM worth of protein, but that is because I also do a truckload of cardio and I need it.
As terra said, whey is relatively cheap (not over here though!) for you so that might be an easy way to get in some protein if you are not hungry. It does look like you are under-eating, or you need to spark up your metabolism again. If you have been on low calories for an extended period of time, you might want to jack them up a bit or change some of your macros.
I eat a lot of chicken and kangaroo, (yes Easy, kanga is one of my faves!) . At around $10 a kilo, an entire meal with 6oz of meat, veggies and carbs like rice/pasta or a fruit will cost you about $3? , but I would consider that pretty damn cheap.
12-19-2007, 06:17 PM
ok I hope that I am getting the message here is what I fixed for dinner.
lean pork chop - about 3/4 inch by 2x4 inches with my spicy garlic pan-seared topping. used 1 Tbsp of garlic olive oil, a TBS of chopped garlic, chili sauce, and about 1 tsp chilli powder. cals? virtually no fat came off it. chili sauce = the oriental stir fry type, not hot dog chili sauce
1/2 c cottage cheese , 13g prot 80 cals
a serving of baked blue corn chips and salsa. (120 cals plus 10 cals)
and a yogurt for dessert. (7g prot, 180 cals)which I will probably have in an hour or two.
Last edited by bassgirl; 12-19-2007 at 06:18 PM. Reason: info
12-19-2007, 06:27 PM
12-19-2007, 06:44 PM
now that I scoffed my biggest meal of the day - there i go again with the dinner thing... - time to pick up my son and go to the Y.
I had to put some extra nice scented body lotion on because I've taken ephedra today and I stink to high heaven when I workout with that stuff in me . heh.
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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