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Is 1,000cals, 87g fat, 30g carbs, 35g protein TOO MUCH AT ONE MEAL ???

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created May 12, 2012 at 3:29 PM

I had chuck roast, butternut squash, lots of butter (like 2oz), and half a green smoothie for breakfast.

It was delicious and satisfying.

I seem to recall from years ago some doctrine like: "your body can only handle 500 cals at once: any more than that immediately gets stored as fat".

Any truth to that?

Thanks, Mike

PS: 5'10" male, 188 pounds (lost half of the 20 I want to lose). MyNetDiar.com suggests I should be eating about 2300 cals / day

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

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on May 17, 2012
at 10:39 AM

. why?

Eed7dabde3d61910685845e04605267f

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on May 15, 2012
at 02:52 PM

cheers mate, i will give the tracking a go for interest's sake...

1bbcd2122d9c75b07440f22ef57d6448

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on May 14, 2012
at 10:18 PM

Obviously, calorie count all depends on your macros. If you're eating lots of fat, your volume of food will be lower than if you're eating protein or carbs. Try eating as you normally do for a day, then logging your foods at the end of the day (this way you eat naturally and don't check yourself when you hit a limit). This will give you the best idea of how much food = how many calories.

7fc82eebafd44badc73c520f44660150

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on May 14, 2012
at 04:48 PM

Thanks Joy. That was only breakfast. I also eat lunch. I generally eat about 2,000 to 2,500 cals per day. I luv my food !!! (don't need to twist my arm to eat more :-)

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on May 14, 2012
at 02:08 PM

Vivalapaleo, please consider eating more. I recommend talking to a dietician about your food intake, I think 1000 is WAY to low, which could be causing you not to lose weight.

7fc82eebafd44badc73c520f44660150

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on May 14, 2012
at 10:13 AM

Awesome @wisper !

9f54852ea376e8e416356f547611e052

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on May 14, 2012
at 08:51 AM

I regularly eat 1000-1500 cal PWO meals, and keep losing fat.

Eed7dabde3d61910685845e04605267f

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on May 14, 2012
at 03:56 AM

Re Warrior diet or any diet realy, whay does 2300 calories look like? Eg I ate one meal yeasterday, fair bit of chicken, bits of skin, pumpkin/wintersquash, onion cooked in the chicken fat, plus a huge ammount of cauliflower and green beans. That doesn't seem like ti could amount to 2000 calories, or could it? I'm curious how how many caoloires I'm actually eating...

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on May 13, 2012
at 01:32 AM

I just want to say to Vivalapaleo that 1,000 calories doesn't sound right to me : / I an a woman at a healthy weight and I eat 2200 to maintain. I think if 1,200 wasn't working for you that's probably because it is way too low unless you have a medical issue and are totally sedentary. You might want to talk to someone - just a suggestion.

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on May 12, 2012
at 11:50 PM

2300 a day to maintain or lose weight??? I am 5'8 and have 20 to go and I am on 1000 cal a day ( 1200 was rec but not moving weight) so I would ask myself if you are eating this and still losing weight great But........

7fc82eebafd44badc73c520f44660150

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on May 12, 2012
at 11:47 PM

Wow! That's a lot of calories at one sitting!

7fc82eebafd44badc73c520f44660150

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on May 12, 2012
at 05:53 PM

That meal was 5 hours ago. I just got back from tanning outside (25 minutes each side). I wasn't really that hungry, but I had a green smoothie I vitamixed up yesterday so I had that 300 cals (25g fat, 16g carbs, 7g protein and really refreshing: coconut milk, spinach, cantaloupe.

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Bfa1c9eacfc94a1b62f3a39b574480c6

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on May 12, 2012
at 03:41 PM

The 500 calorie storage limit is a bunch of bunk. Two tins of sardines and a large piece of fruit is around 500 calories. If we as a species couldn't store beyond 500 calories in one go, we wouldn't be around, nor would anyone be lean.

I'm fairly lean and although my meals don't go all the way to the 1000 calorie range, they're all above 500 calories. I'd say you're good to go. That breakfast sounds pretty amazing, although I don't prefer any sort of liquid nutrition. But hey, if it floats your car, go for it.

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1bbcd2122d9c75b07440f22ef57d6448

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on May 12, 2012
at 10:41 PM

Food choice is more important if you're consuming massive amounts of calories, but there doesn't seem to be anything wrong with what you're eating. As long as you come in under your calorie limit for the day, you can eat as many or as few times as you want.

If you were on the Warrior diet, you'd be eating all 2300 of your calories in one session. Personally, my daily budget usually lies around 3200-4000, and I've gotten as high as 1700 or 1800 in a single meal.

7fc82eebafd44badc73c520f44660150

(3275)

on May 12, 2012
at 11:47 PM

Wow! That's a lot of calories at one sitting!

1bbcd2122d9c75b07440f22ef57d6448

(2934)

on May 14, 2012
at 10:18 PM

Obviously, calorie count all depends on your macros. If you're eating lots of fat, your volume of food will be lower than if you're eating protein or carbs. Try eating as you normally do for a day, then logging your foods at the end of the day (this way you eat naturally and don't check yourself when you hit a limit). This will give you the best idea of how much food = how many calories.

Eed7dabde3d61910685845e04605267f

(2934)

on May 14, 2012
at 03:56 AM

Re Warrior diet or any diet realy, whay does 2300 calories look like? Eg I ate one meal yeasterday, fair bit of chicken, bits of skin, pumpkin/wintersquash, onion cooked in the chicken fat, plus a huge ammount of cauliflower and green beans. That doesn't seem like ti could amount to 2000 calories, or could it? I'm curious how how many caoloires I'm actually eating...

Eed7dabde3d61910685845e04605267f

(2934)

on May 15, 2012
at 02:52 PM

cheers mate, i will give the tracking a go for interest's sake...

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on May 12, 2012
at 03:30 PM

You answered your own question. If you "should" be eating 2300 calories a day and you can comfortably eat 1000 calories in one go without negative physiological or psychological symptoms, then go for it.

P.S. My breakfast is usually 1200-1400 calories.

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on May 12, 2012
at 04:10 PM

Just stick with your meal, and don't get those 1000cals from a Big Mac.

Eat 2 meals a day and you'll be fine. I'm curiou to know how long that meal kept you full.

7fc82eebafd44badc73c520f44660150

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on May 12, 2012
at 05:53 PM

That meal was 5 hours ago. I just got back from tanning outside (25 minutes each side). I wasn't really that hungry, but I had a green smoothie I vitamixed up yesterday so I had that 300 cals (25g fat, 16g carbs, 7g protein and really refreshing: coconut milk, spinach, cantaloupe.

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1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

on May 14, 2012
at 02:43 AM

Yes. Too much fat, specifically.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

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on May 17, 2012
at 10:39 AM

. why?

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5ef574d7893bc816ec52e04139e9bc09

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on May 12, 2012
at 10:46 PM

No .

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1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

on May 12, 2012
at 09:55 PM

Why on earth are you eating like that?

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on May 12, 2012
at 03:54 PM

One pint of Ben and Jerry's is 1000 calories and you just got a whole lot more nutrition. I think you're fine but if you're trying to drop more weight, you do need to be mindful of the calories you consume….

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D117467bf8e8472464ece2b81509606c

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on May 12, 2012
at 03:47 PM

I like to mix up the calories of my meals during the week. One day I might eat 5 or 6 400-500 calorie meals but this morning I just made a huge tortilla espanola that's about 1200 calories and I'm pretty sure I'm gonna finish it all in one sitting! I think it's best to mix it up. I think if you can handle that many calories without any physiological distress, you shouldn't worry about it.

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