Calorie Counting Questions
- Paleo Diet
- Calorie Counting
- Grams Per Day
- Protein Consumption
Hey guys, I'm a 20 yr old female that recently started eating paleo (again). Right now I'm consuming approx. 1,200 calories per day; although, I'll admit, sometimes I consume closer to 1,000. I realize this is probably too little, but I'm... (more)
Hi guys! Im an 18 year old female powerlifter, about 5'5". I dont weigh myself because of a past with eating disorders but Id guess Im 130-135lbs. I eat VERY healthfully. No processed food, everything is cooked at home. Animal... (more)
Religious calorie counting bears much resemblance to the ritualistic and obsessive eating patterns of Eating Disorders. But can calorie counting (whether for weight gain or weight loss) be a trigger for people to slip into an eating disorder?
If you have a predisposition based on your personality (like an obsessive compulsive disorder for example), calorie counting could trigger some of the conditions you mentioned. Let's face it some people are over-achievers and might try going lower... (more)
We are recommended to take slow release carbohydrates for a steady supply of energy e.g. greens, brocolly and so on. However I notice that these foods have very small carbohydrates and calorie counts e.g. 100 grams kale = 9 grams carbohydrate... (more)
You're right, those vegetables aren't an effective source of energy. On the slow-carb diet, most of the carbohydrate calories come from beans and lentils. Vegetables are consumed for their other health benefits. Most people who eat paleo don't... (more)
I know this is probably a pretty basic question, but unsurprisingly I'm not finding a lot of hard evidence on this. I know it probably varies a lot so I'm not wondering about the actual scientific testable answer, but about how you estimate it for... (more)
Using an online calculator that I was directed to via a link on here, I worked out my base metabolic rate to be around 2300 calories daily. I do heavy resistance training around 4 times a week and on those days I consume around 2600 calories. On... (more)
Online calculators say I should eat about 2600 kcal per day. Instead, I eat between 3500-4500 per day (I don't count on a daily basis, but when I do, that is what it always comes out to) and I am weight constant.
I suppose I should provide stats first.. Female, 17 yrs old, 5'3, 135 lbs, 34-28-36 I have two hours of softball practice 6x/ week, do relaxing yoga 2x/week, run 4-5 10 min miles 1-2x/week, and take a 45 min spin class at least once a week. I also... (more)
Do green and non starchy vegetables count towards daily Calorie intake? Including leafy veggies, broccoli, asparagus, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, etc. Not carrots and roots or starches. I am wondering because i count calories and i always... (more)
I didnt count today and ate plenty of healthy paleo foods, and felt great, less stress, and had an even better workout. I for once had ENERGY and ran faster longer and could lift more. I didnt feel like death after my workout, i had energy for the... (more)
I wasn't counting any calories for a while until one day I was thinking about the amount of food I eat (low starch veggies mainly, meats and eggs with limited berries) and I thought I was pretty low. I did count calories for a usual meal an for... (more)
When I was 6' 230# and first went paleo, my appetite decreased (due I think to the combination of low carb and burning some fat) and I was eating about 1100-1300 calories per day. I was counting them religiously on fitday.com for a few weeks. In... (more)
Hi! My name's Amanda. I'm 22 years old, 5'5 and weight 144 currently. Halfway through November I did the 30 day Paleo challenge and had great results! I lost 10lbs and got down to 140lbs. But after the 30 days ended, almost instantly I plateaued... (more)
EDIT: So I've tried to increase calories this past week, but I really feel full on my current amount of food. I've also been tracking nutrients, and according to Cron-O-Meter I'm hitting about 80% of my requirements, with mild deficits in... (more)
Your metabolism is probably low right now to be on that number of calories and maintaining (or are you losing?). I'm sure you'll be getting comments about how your weight is "fine" but it is not just about the numbers. You're feeling run down,... (more)
I believe that protein & carbs is 4 calories / gram (28g/ounce X 4 = 112 calories/ounce). I believe that fat is 9 calories / gram (28g/ounce X 9 = 252 calories/ounce). I purchased 10 ounces of bacon & eggs & some tator-tots at the... (more)
Water has no calories and food is mostly water, so yes, you have to take into account water content. If you want to count calories, use a calorie counting website like: cronometer.com, paleotrack.com, loseit.com, etc...
Hi everyone, I'm breaking a handful of rules here, but anyway. I am considering counting and tracking my intake. As a 6ft male, could I eat a mainly paleo diet on around 1400kcal daily NET (so I would eat more if I worked out that day). Does... (more)
Okay I am curious to what fellow Paleo's out there think about the idea of negative calorie foods? When counting calories, can I count everything EXCEPT live raw foods such as baby carrots, grape tomatoes, cucumbers, bell peppers, jicama, etc? I'm... (more)
Hi, and thank you for taking time out and helping me with this question. Hopefully its not to confusing. Im confused on the whole low carb and calorie thing. Is low carb more effective than counting calories. I know some people say that calories... (more)
Looking for suggestions on what a reasonable amount of calories would be to consume while doing Crossfit 5-ish times a week. I'm a lean-ish (12& bodyfat at 116-118 lb.) female and I'm currently consuming around 1300 calories a day, with around... (more)
I've generally eaten low carbs ever since I started my weight loss journey. It just seemed more natural to me. But I have decided to take a dip into this paleo lifestyle. Although I agree with a more moderate consumption of carbs (100-150g) vs... (more)
I have been reading a lot about weight loss on the paleo diet, and on here it seems that most replies involving women who stall, say they don't get enough calories. I am 29 years old, female, 5.3" and currently 158 lbs. I would like to lose... (more)
i'm 135lbs 5'8 I calculated my caloric intake with the IF calculator (i don't plan on fasting) and here it is Rest Days: 2444cals Fat:105.8g Carbs:238g Protein:135g Work Days: 2666cals Fat:118.1g Carbs:265.8 Protein:135g Is this good(healthy)... (more)
Brief background: I've always been big girl but it's hard to sell yourself 'It's just baby fat' when you are 27. Four years ago I lost over 30 kilos using Calorie King (counting calories limiting fat) I was told to only consume 20g of fat a day. I... (more)
Yesterday I participated in Hydrostatic Body Fat Composition Testing, results heavily suggesting a caloric intake of 1404 (resting) and an extra 300 when exercising. Generally, paleo's don't calorie count for weight (/fat) loss, but I did find the... (more)
Calories do matter and people can experience weight gain on paleo if they overeat. Calorie counting is pretty easy nowadays with a variety of websites/apps that essentially do it for you. Cronometer, Paleotrack, LoseIt, FitDay, etc...
I used to do Paleo effortlessly back when I did crossfit without paying much attention to proportions of Fat / Protein / Carbs. I stopped working out and ate whatever I wanted for 10 months (Italian Advnture) and now I need to get back on my... (more)
I have been on a diet for 6 weeks now, I eat 1000 calories a day, no carbs at all, just fish, high fat cheese in minimal amounts and eggs, no condiments and i drink just water, but I still am not in ketosis, what am I doing wrong?
I know most people say "don't count calories" and I've posted a question on calories before, but here I go. Sorry, it's a bit long :D Any of you every find calorie restriction to NOT work?! I'm still in the process of trying to find out my... (more)