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How many calories do you eat a day?

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created January 29, 2013 at 12:34 AM

Just wondering how many calories people here eat on any given day. Also, feel free to post rough estimates of macros if you want. I'm trying to get a better gauge for this sorta stuff, thanks.

Edit, there really is no wrong answer so as long as you answer the question (with your calorie intake) I'll plus one your answer. I want to get as wide a view as I can.

2a00b9a42e4cb6e489a0e69d20714576

(3043)

on February 28, 2013
at 11:33 PM

Ever wonder why you feel the need for pretzels? You are serioulsy not eating enough. I'm 5'3 and could easily put away 3 x the amount.Plus IF is serioulsy hard on the adrenels. I did the same (only eating one meal a day) and became because of the low calories it put me in ketosis. So I had a ton of energy but it was mainly adrenaline and it reduced my appetite signifigantly. You need red meat, sweet potatoes (you workout a lot), fruit, dark chocolate. MORE FOOD:) When you stop fasting you might feel really full at first but you'll get out of that constantly stressed state and you'll be hungry!

93eea7754e6e94b6085dbabbb48c0bb7

on February 02, 2013
at 03:40 PM

May I ask how you get 300 grams of carbs in your day? I have a hard time eating 100g. (But I also get full fast)

93eea7754e6e94b6085dbabbb48c0bb7

on February 02, 2013
at 03:39 PM

Personally, if this works for you, good for you! You are lucky you have found a way of eating that works so well for your body :). What fats do you eat?

D342e276aebe1ce6666f22821f5f2f91

(115)

on January 30, 2013
at 10:43 AM

I am not dead and feeling great. I haven't been seriously sick (not counting a cough here and there) for years now and at 38 have more energy now than I had 15 years ago (I was very active then too). Btw, read about General McCristal - he lives on one meal a day for a long time now according to his interview. I would rephrase the question: how many calories do you need to stay healthy and active? And the range may go from 800 to 8,000.

9faea9e231d519588949f1bc631a7709

(50)

on January 30, 2013
at 02:23 AM

That helps a lot, thank you. The iPhone app doesn't have that feature so I was wondering how to change it.

06bf7b92d77f1ac1d8e3dc9d539d8254

(1649)

on January 29, 2013
at 11:29 PM

Honestly, and I'm not trying to be mean here.. my girlfriends that are in fitness competitions (read:super fucking lean women) eat much like this.

06bf7b92d77f1ac1d8e3dc9d539d8254

(1649)

on January 29, 2013
at 11:28 PM

Wow. I'm surprised you're not dead. You're way, way, way underrating for anyone, but especially a tall dude.

06bf7b92d77f1ac1d8e3dc9d539d8254

(1649)

on January 29, 2013
at 11:25 PM

Good luck to you!

532cfd279d793e8fcc23b9f6d91dde5c

(1981)

on January 29, 2013
at 10:18 PM

Do you have to eat out every day? For work meeting lunches or something? If you are a regular at one or two places, maybe you could have a "usual" one or two dishes that you could get the nutritional info for.

Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5

(10989)

on January 29, 2013
at 09:47 PM

also @TheGiantess, that picture of me on my profile is from August-ish, when I went camping last, and weighed 180 ish, instead of the 200-205 I'm at now. So I'm only slightly bigger, as 20-25 pounds gets dispersed pretty easily on my frame (I'm 6'3"), but like I said, I'm looking to get a little more, up to 220+ area, which is why I'm doing this 7k calorie thing again.

Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5

(10989)

on January 29, 2013
at 09:45 PM

also @TheGiantess, that picture of me on my profile is from August-ish, when I went camping last, and weighed 180 ish, instead of the 200-205 I'm at now. So I'm only slightly bigger, as 20-25 pounds gets dispersed pretty easily on my frame, but like I said, I'm looking to get a little more, up to 220+ area, which is why I'm doing this 7k calorie thing again.

Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5

(10989)

on January 29, 2013
at 09:40 PM

Lol, thanks MiMintzer. @TheGiantess, 7k calories looks very boring on a paleo-isque diet. 2 lbs of 27% fat ground beef, roughly 350 calories per serving @8 servings -> 2800 calories. A pound of oysters, 500 ish calories. Half Gallon of full fat grassfed milk ->1200 calories. 5 pounds of potatoes -> roughly 1800 calories. A half pound brick of cheddar cheese -> 880 calories. That's a little above 7k calories and it's a bitch to put down, but, if you want something you've never had, you gotta do something you've never done. In place of the brick of cheese I might have 1-2 pounds of sardines.

06bf7b92d77f1ac1d8e3dc9d539d8254

(1649)

on January 29, 2013
at 01:33 PM

Wow, what does 7000 calories look like? Can you break down a general eating plan for a day when you eat that much. I am super impressed.. you don't look very big in your photo. Props.

26b7615ef542394102785a67a2786867

(7967)

on January 29, 2013
at 05:10 AM

Yes, I am a genetic freak in more ways than one...

24c27817ad9ac518946dda4a131737b5

on January 29, 2013
at 03:29 AM

That is not a measuring device. It may be so I might "eyeball" weight, but in practice not so well with the endless variety of food. For example, how many ounces does that plate of spinach weigh?

Ae3b7ea9f3755af32287825db8d98796

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on January 29, 2013
at 03:18 AM

you can modify those settings if you want to. I think you go to "goals" then "change goals."

782d92f4127823bdfb2ddfcbcf961d0e

(5231)

on January 29, 2013
at 03:02 AM

OOOOOMG!!!! Well, good luck!

Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5

(10989)

on January 29, 2013
at 02:21 AM

Lol MiMintzer, I was wondering if anyone would ask about the 7000 tag. My maintenance calories are around 3500-3800 a day. I'm relatively athletic, work out, etc. anyways, from November to December I did a 5-6k calorie / day bulk to get from 180 to 200. I then paused for about a month. I had 7k calories today, and plan to do this for the next month or so, assuming I don't die first, until I get to 220-230 lb range (I'm 6'3"). I acknowledge that this *might* not be the healthiest idea I've ever had, at least, in such a short amount of time, but I have my reasons.

61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

(11058)

on January 29, 2013
at 01:54 AM

There is such a device: your computer or phone and a nutritional database. You only need to enter something once or twice before you remember what you are consuming. If eating out, only eat at places that have their nutrition data available.

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(10663)

on January 29, 2013
at 01:26 AM

You eat 2500 just to MAINTAIN? Jealoussss.

Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5

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on January 29, 2013
at 01:02 AM

Hey April, thanks for your input. I already have a good macro ratio for myself, I'm just wondering. There's a lot of hubbub about calories, are they important, do macros matter etc. I'm just wanting to know how many calories you guys all eat.

2e777bbcd49262eb31a24f821abec6bc

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on January 29, 2013
at 12:51 AM

I probably average net calories around 1500-1600 as well. (I eat more if I workout a lot). Mine do vary alot too. I tend to be very hungry one day and eat 2000+ calories then the next day I will only eat one meal.

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06bf7b92d77f1ac1d8e3dc9d539d8254

on January 29, 2013
at 01:32 PM

Hmm... Well, I eat about 2200 on days when I do only moderate cardio. On resistance training days I eat around 2500 or so. I try to eat lower carb on cardio days and high carb on resistance days, but I don't really care that much so it's little more than a willy nilly effort.

I have been a super crazy calorie counting, macro obsessing weirdo and it made no difference to my body comp. So, now I just know intuitively how much I'm consuming and I care much less.

I generally fast for about 12 hours, workout fasted and then eat a moderate meal immediately after. The meal is generally, a piece of fruit, 3 eggs, some form of starch (rice, rice bread) and kefir or yogurt. Then I eat another meal, smallish midday.. generally leftovers from the night before. Yesterday it was rice pasta with "Sunday gravy." And then dinner... last night was braised chicken thigh tacos. After dinner I ate about 1/2 cup ice cream. I can eat a lot.. and generally do.

I am 5'7'', 155, super active/athletic female.

This is fun!

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on January 29, 2013
at 12:42 AM

I eat anywhere from 1200 to almost 2000 calories a day. So I probably average about 1500-1600 in a week.

As far as macros, fat is about 50-60%, protein and carbs are usually equal at 20-30%. I eat moderately high carb, but I find that I still keep it under 100 g most days. Virtually all of my carbs come from potatoes.

And what exactly are you trying to get a better gauge on? How much you should eat? What your macronutrient ratios should be? Don't let anyone tell you what you should be doing. Paleo should come naturally as long as you listen to your body.

Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5

(10989)

on January 29, 2013
at 01:02 AM

Hey April, thanks for your input. I already have a good macro ratio for myself, I'm just wondering. There's a lot of hubbub about calories, are they important, do macros matter etc. I'm just wanting to know how many calories you guys all eat.

2e777bbcd49262eb31a24f821abec6bc

(1974)

on January 29, 2013
at 12:51 AM

I probably average net calories around 1500-1600 as well. (I eat more if I workout a lot). Mine do vary alot too. I tend to be very hungry one day and eat 2000+ calories then the next day I will only eat one meal.

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D342e276aebe1ce6666f22821f5f2f91

on January 29, 2013
at 03:15 PM

Interesting question and interesting posts. Let me add my 5 cents to the discussion that made me think. I've been on Paleo (80% with rare cheats) for the last 3 years and almost never exceeded 1,200 calories a day, usually averaging a thousand. I am 38, 5'11" male at the steady 162-165 lbs (my BFP is 8.6), lifting weights 4-5 days a week and swimming 800m twice a week. I also run but not as much as I'd like ??? more during warm months as I prefer running outside. So, comparing my intake to 2,000+ calories for most of you made me thinking ??? do I eat too little or do you eat too much? I also forgot to mention that I do IF every week for the last 7 months, usually 36 hours nothing but water and coffee (can't give it up). Any thoughts? How many calories do we really need?

Oh, and to give you an idea of what I eat ??? an apple or an orange, cup of raw carrots or a handful of nuts in the morning. Usually don't eat lunch. My biggest meal is a salad without dressing but with piece of turkey or chicken and a few slices of goat cheese. Another fruit in the evening plus a cup or two of sunflower seeds. My cheats include a piece or two of dark chocolate or a few pretzels (not salted). I eat on average 5 eggs a week and some dried berries. So, to make it short, it comes out to 60% veggies, 10% fruit, 20% turkey/chicken/meat, 10 ??? here and there.

D342e276aebe1ce6666f22821f5f2f91

(115)

on January 30, 2013
at 10:43 AM

I am not dead and feeling great. I haven't been seriously sick (not counting a cough here and there) for years now and at 38 have more energy now than I had 15 years ago (I was very active then too). Btw, read about General McCristal - he lives on one meal a day for a long time now according to his interview. I would rephrase the question: how many calories do you need to stay healthy and active? And the range may go from 800 to 8,000.

06bf7b92d77f1ac1d8e3dc9d539d8254

(1649)

on January 29, 2013
at 11:29 PM

Honestly, and I'm not trying to be mean here.. my girlfriends that are in fitness competitions (read:super fucking lean women) eat much like this.

06bf7b92d77f1ac1d8e3dc9d539d8254

(1649)

on January 29, 2013
at 11:28 PM

Wow. I'm surprised you're not dead. You're way, way, way underrating for anyone, but especially a tall dude.

93eea7754e6e94b6085dbabbb48c0bb7

on February 02, 2013
at 03:39 PM

Personally, if this works for you, good for you! You are lucky you have found a way of eating that works so well for your body :). What fats do you eat?

2a00b9a42e4cb6e489a0e69d20714576

(3043)

on February 28, 2013
at 11:33 PM

Ever wonder why you feel the need for pretzels? You are serioulsy not eating enough. I'm 5'3 and could easily put away 3 x the amount.Plus IF is serioulsy hard on the adrenels. I did the same (only eating one meal a day) and became because of the low calories it put me in ketosis. So I had a ton of energy but it was mainly adrenaline and it reduced my appetite signifigantly. You need red meat, sweet potatoes (you workout a lot), fruit, dark chocolate. MORE FOOD:) When you stop fasting you might feel really full at first but you'll get out of that constantly stressed state and you'll be hungry!

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9d142ffae34c518722ea67d4cfb89a19

on January 29, 2013
at 02:50 AM

I aim for about 500 calories less than I burn in a given day. That changes daily depending on my training load.

I aim for at least 1g of protein per lean lb of body mass (so daily about 155g or more)

I try to keep my fat intake to 15% of my total calories or less (this I found through experimentation - I don't have a gallbladder and find that pushing fat intake higher causes some unpleasant digestive issues)

The remainder is made up of carbs (no dairy, no grains, no starchy veg, no legumes, no sugar): lotsa veg, fair bit of fruit

:)

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9faea9e231d519588949f1bc631a7709

on January 29, 2013
at 02:41 AM

I follow the Myfitnesspal app, which allows me to eat ~1500 calories plus any calories I burn during exercise. The number is based on my weight and how much weight I want to lose per week. If I stick to 1,500 net calories I'm supposed to lose around 1.5 pounds per week, which is my goal. One of the problems with the app is that it recommends 55% of total calories are carbs, which is way too much. I'm usually around 20% carbs, 50% fat, and 30% protein.

Ae3b7ea9f3755af32287825db8d98796

(2022)

on January 29, 2013
at 03:18 AM

you can modify those settings if you want to. I think you go to "goals" then "change goals."

9faea9e231d519588949f1bc631a7709

(50)

on January 30, 2013
at 02:23 AM

That helps a lot, thank you. The iPhone app doesn't have that feature so I was wondering how to change it.

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on February 28, 2013
at 06:55 PM

I never count this crap, but plugging what I ate yesterday into FitDay yields 2932 calories, 24/35/41% F/P/C. It was a pretty typical day and I maintain my weight eating like this. I'm surprised by how high the calories are since I have little muscle to speak of and the vast majority of my exercise involves taking my dog for a walk every coupla hours, though I will say that he is 2/3rds of my weight, intact and goes nuts at least once per walk.

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79850813c5cfc0a089e1060ef9b6ed27

on January 29, 2013
at 10:07 PM

I eat between 900 and 2500 calories per day when I track them (which is infrequently). I am trying to learn to eat when my tummy rumbles. Not when I traditionally would eat.... hard but I'm trying :)

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532cfd279d793e8fcc23b9f6d91dde5c

(1981)

on January 29, 2013
at 07:09 PM

According to my diet-tracker, I average 1854 calories/day, with IF days being about 700 (dinner only) and post-IF days about 3000. Typically under 20g carbs, about 2/3 fat and 1/3 protein.

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21b36b3de8ff31b0d41e7f0f4b5c1e03

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on January 29, 2013
at 02:47 AM

My long-running average over the last year and a half is 1855 calories

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32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on January 29, 2013
at 02:05 AM

2000-2500 calories. 50/30/20 F/C/P ratio. I'm pretty lazy, I don't need all that much to maintain.

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782d92f4127823bdfb2ddfcbcf961d0e

on January 29, 2013
at 01:59 AM

I aim for between 1700 and 2000 calories/day, about 55% fat and the remainder split pretty evenly between protein and carbs (in grams). I haven't measured my food lately but this is what it was coming out to a while back when I put it in fitday.

I generally eat better the days I go to the gym. Wednesdays and the weekends not so much because I don't always feel like eating (it can be a problem).

Breakfast is mostly fat and protein. Lunch and dinner are protein, fat, and carbs. My weight is fairly stable at about 116lbs.

And what is the tag '7000' for? Calories (I hope not)?

Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5

(10989)

on January 29, 2013
at 02:21 AM

Lol MiMintzer, I was wondering if anyone would ask about the 7000 tag. My maintenance calories are around 3500-3800 a day. I'm relatively athletic, work out, etc. anyways, from November to December I did a 5-6k calorie / day bulk to get from 180 to 200. I then paused for about a month. I had 7k calories today, and plan to do this for the next month or so, assuming I don't die first, until I get to 220-230 lb range (I'm 6'3"). I acknowledge that this *might* not be the healthiest idea I've ever had, at least, in such a short amount of time, but I have my reasons.

06bf7b92d77f1ac1d8e3dc9d539d8254

(1649)

on January 29, 2013
at 01:33 PM

Wow, what does 7000 calories look like? Can you break down a general eating plan for a day when you eat that much. I am super impressed.. you don't look very big in your photo. Props.

782d92f4127823bdfb2ddfcbcf961d0e

(5231)

on January 29, 2013
at 03:02 AM

OOOOOMG!!!! Well, good luck!

Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5

(10989)

on January 29, 2013
at 09:45 PM

also @TheGiantess, that picture of me on my profile is from August-ish, when I went camping last, and weighed 180 ish, instead of the 200-205 I'm at now. So I'm only slightly bigger, as 20-25 pounds gets dispersed pretty easily on my frame, but like I said, I'm looking to get a little more, up to 220+ area, which is why I'm doing this 7k calorie thing again.

Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5

(10989)

on January 29, 2013
at 09:47 PM

also @TheGiantess, that picture of me on my profile is from August-ish, when I went camping last, and weighed 180 ish, instead of the 200-205 I'm at now. So I'm only slightly bigger, as 20-25 pounds gets dispersed pretty easily on my frame (I'm 6'3"), but like I said, I'm looking to get a little more, up to 220+ area, which is why I'm doing this 7k calorie thing again.

Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5

(10989)

on January 29, 2013
at 09:40 PM

Lol, thanks MiMintzer. @TheGiantess, 7k calories looks very boring on a paleo-isque diet. 2 lbs of 27% fat ground beef, roughly 350 calories per serving @8 servings -> 2800 calories. A pound of oysters, 500 ish calories. Half Gallon of full fat grassfed milk ->1200 calories. 5 pounds of potatoes -> roughly 1800 calories. A half pound brick of cheddar cheese -> 880 calories. That's a little above 7k calories and it's a bitch to put down, but, if you want something you've never had, you gotta do something you've never done. In place of the brick of cheese I might have 1-2 pounds of sardines.

06bf7b92d77f1ac1d8e3dc9d539d8254

(1649)

on January 29, 2013
at 11:25 PM

Good luck to you!

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61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

(11058)

on January 29, 2013
at 01:59 AM

I average between 1200 and 1800 a day, usually around 50% fat, 30% protein, and 20% carbs. After I have the baby, I will return to a VLC diet and refigure it all.

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Ca78a75b0417d14f7d1f430b946ced1f

on January 29, 2013
at 01:46 AM

i eat between 1900-2200/day but net average under 1800 due to exercise. i'm 5'8" 150lbs or so. average 50-60% from fat and about 25% carb and 20% protein. depends on the day. if i'm working out a lot i eat more carb, especially after.

i use cronometer to figure out my ratios. ave found it really helpful and kinda interesting...i'm tracking mainly because i had no idea what 60% fat looked like etc. how much do i actually eat? it's a useful tool to make you more aware and conscious of your food choices...as long as you don't obsess about it. i've been tracking for a few weeks now and will let it go by thursday cause, well, i don't really need it and i'll be vacay and i refuse to be one of those people!!

i am on this as a health thing more than losing weight so just wanna get on with my life and not worry about the details too much! BUT it did help me realize that LC was not really good for me given my workouts, and how much i needed to feel good (>100g carbs on workout days and < 70g ok when not working out). i mean, kinda dumb that i couldn't just listen to my body but there you go...

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24c27817ad9ac518946dda4a131737b5

on January 29, 2013
at 01:11 AM

The answer for me is "I don't know. But would like to."

Unfortunately I eat out every day. At least two out of three of my daily meals come in eateries. I have no idea the caloric and nutritional load within even 50% margin of error.

My home has not a mad scientist laboratory of fine weights and measures (e.g., to weigh a side dish of spinach, for instance), or even of drink glasses for green tea and red wine. Accurate to the gram or mililiter or whatever. Might hire a personal chef someday, as Sisson has, if/when I do get rich.

I'm gonna be a plug slut and re-surrect my post arguing for the need of a hand held nutritional scanner:

http://paleohacks.com/questions/175134/how-about-a-caloric-and-nutritional-hand-held-scanner

Any item a human can recognize in terms of food content, so should the scanner. But more items.

A scanner should be able to do simple, unambiguous things like a garden salad without difficulty. And have values for standard items such as served in MacDonalds uploaded into memory. Approximate numbers are better than no numbers.

Any bulk or serving size a human can make an estimate for, so should the scanner, except more precisely.

Etc., etc.

What are you tech geeks waiting for? 100 million overweight or health conscious Americans are your potential customer. This is something probably many dozens of you could build a basic model of even today.

61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

(11058)

on January 29, 2013
at 01:54 AM

There is such a device: your computer or phone and a nutritional database. You only need to enter something once or twice before you remember what you are consuming. If eating out, only eat at places that have their nutrition data available.

24c27817ad9ac518946dda4a131737b5

on January 29, 2013
at 03:29 AM

That is not a measuring device. It may be so I might "eyeball" weight, but in practice not so well with the endless variety of food. For example, how many ounces does that plate of spinach weigh?

532cfd279d793e8fcc23b9f6d91dde5c

(1981)

on January 29, 2013
at 10:18 PM

Do you have to eat out every day? For work meeting lunches or something? If you are a regular at one or two places, maybe you could have a "usual" one or two dishes that you could get the nutritional info for.

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089dd41b18fbb95ebb5347cded708d98

(5635)

on January 29, 2013
at 12:54 AM

usually 2000 calories a day. my biggest meal of the day is my breakfast/lunch meal and it's around 1200 calories. dinner is a little lighter at 800 calories usually.

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26b7615ef542394102785a67a2786867

on January 29, 2013
at 12:48 AM

2500+ to maintain my weight (105 lbs, the most I've ever consistently weighed - I only started being able to maintain here with a high-protein diet). 2000-calorie meals are not uncommon, but overeating much past 3500 in a day makes me feel oogy and I have to choke it down. I've given up on gaining weight, but my ideal for myself is a muscular 115-120 lbs. Maybe if I ever have a kid my metabolism will slow down.

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(10663)

on January 29, 2013
at 01:26 AM

You eat 2500 just to MAINTAIN? Jealoussss.

26b7615ef542394102785a67a2786867

(7967)

on January 29, 2013
at 05:10 AM

Yes, I am a genetic freak in more ways than one...

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742ff8ba4ff55e84593ede14ac1c3cab

(3536)

on January 29, 2013
at 12:44 AM

I try to get close to 3500 by sometimes I fail pretty bad, especially if I am not pouring tons of fat on everything. I generally eat anywhere from 250-300 grams of carbs, 150 grams of protein, and the rest from fat. I have a very active job, I play soccer and I lift weights, so maintaining my weight is actually pretty difficult.

93eea7754e6e94b6085dbabbb48c0bb7

on February 02, 2013
at 03:40 PM

May I ask how you get 300 grams of carbs in your day? I have a hard time eating 100g. (But I also get full fast)

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5b9a25a1a676397a25579dfad59e1d7b

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on February 28, 2013
at 07:09 PM

I have around 1100cal a day give or take. I'm 25, 5'7" active and energetic female.

If I'm working out and lifting weights/running I'll add in an extra protein/carb rich meal like a protein shake with coconut oil and a sweet potato. I don't really keep track...I just eat when I'm hungry and stop when I'm full. If I eat too much, I know from experience that I feel crappy -- esp when I have carb heavy meals even if its veg. carbs.

It's all about listening to your body and doing what feels best/works best for you. I try to not pay attention to what other people eat -- eat what you enjoy and what your body is able to digest and work with.

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48ff405e06fe4d89a0edbf7bc48d7e06

on February 28, 2013
at 06:08 PM

I aim for 3550 on workout days (3 per week), 2375 on off days, +500 on days when I work as I work a labour-related job. Obviously the numbers occasionally fluctuate within 100 calories. I get a little over 3g/kg protien (230g+ daily), about 150g fat every two days, and the rest is filled with carbs.

My weight has gone down 1.5 pounds over the last 12 weeks but my body composition has changed favourably.

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on January 29, 2013
at 09:52 PM

I have no clue.

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on January 29, 2013
at 06:48 PM

I am not sure why one would count calories unless one is trying to lose weight, and even then it sounds like a unhappy process. IMHO it is far better to get a rough handle on the fat/carb/protein ratio one is consuming and keep an eye on the overall nutritional content of everything you eat. Generally speaking, carbohydrates are not your friend if you are trying to lose weight and bodyfat. Of course this depends on the individual. I also find it easier to count carbs than count calories since so many food have little/no carbs.

So for someone like me who is at an ideal-ish weight and someone far short of being a super jock I couldn't be bothered with counting calories.

_Lazza

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on January 29, 2013
at 04:03 AM

EAT AS MANY CALORIES AS YOU WANT YOU FUARKING NOOBISH FOOLZ! HOW DARE YOU RELY ON SOMEONE ELSE FOR HOW MUCH YOU SHOULD EAT YOU FOOLZ!!!

INB4 BUTTHURT!!!

EAT FRUIT FOOLZ!

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on January 29, 2013
at 03:02 AM

I'm 5'4 female. I walk and/or run about 15-20 miles a week and do yoga regularly. I probably eat 2000-2300 cal/day and I'm slowly losing weight (about .5 lb/week intentionally, for running performance). My macros average about 50-60% fat, 25-30% carb, 10-15% protein. That fluxuates a bit depending on my activity level.

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