Dailyplate.com Just Gave Me 306 extra calories to play with based on my exercise today.

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    Dec 16, 2009 5:45 PM GMT
    Not sure if I should use them or not.

    What would you do?

    (I'm already set up for 2k a day)
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    Dec 16, 2009 7:44 PM GMT
    Say you eat some chicken and rice. Yum yum. That was 300 calories.
    Say you hop on the treadmill for 20 minutes and burn 300 calories.

    You gain all the nutrition of the meal without any of the calories. A net gain of zero.
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    Dec 16, 2009 8:14 PM GMT
    MunchingZombie saidSay you eat some chicken and rice. Yum yum. That was 300 calories.
    Say you hop on the treadmill for 20 minutes and burn 300 calories.

    You gain all the nutrition of the meal without any of the calories. A net gain of zero.


    Yup... calories in themselves are not bad... the problem can come from the type of calories and the timing as well as their macro nutrient break down. EG.

    300 cals of fudge eaten with a large meal has a very different effect from 300 cals of tuna, rice and broccali eaten as a small meal two hours after another small meal.

    I would eat the calories, but do so in a way that (1) adds nutrition and likely lean mass, (2) is low in fat and simple carbs and (3) is eaten at a good time (ie small meal theory)
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    Dec 16, 2009 8:22 PM GMT
    I don't have abs like lostboy so I would not eat the extra calories. In fact, I would never eat the extra calories, but I would keep track of them if possible on your system just to show yourself how well you are doing.

    2000 calories a day is a decent amount of calories, and you should have enough energy to get in some good workouts throughout the week on those calories. I just don't like the mindset of "If i do another half hour today on the elliptical, I can have fudge!". The mindset that might be better: "If I do another half hour on the elliptical I will reach my goal sooner....I can't wait!".

    Keep up the good work!
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    Dec 16, 2009 8:26 PM GMT
    Give them to me. num! num! num! num!
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    Dec 16, 2009 10:07 PM GMT
    the main thing, whether you eat the extra 300 or not, is to make sure that the other 2000 are all good calories: lean meats, fish, brown rice, sweet potato, lots of vegetables. Allow yourself treats or you will go crazy and binge (as I discovered last week... grrr), but make them regular and small. What is SO important with all of this stuff (diet and exercise) is getting into a SUSTAINABLE pattern which you can make a lifestyle. Otherwise it will be short lived and even more frustrating. THINK LONG TERM (I´m kinda talking to myself too, hence the CAPS LOCK)

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    BTW what exercise are you doing? If it´s just cardio then seriously consider doing lifting. Circuits are kinda the ideal as, depending how they are designed, you can do interval training and resistance training all at the same time.