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Old 10-19-2010, 06:25 AM   #1
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2700 calories a day?

I'm a 17 year old boy, 5'9", 145 pounds.

Normally I would eat 1500-1600 calories a day, with probably 2-3 hours of light exercise a week.

Recently, I've been feeling very energized and hungry all the time, and am now eating about 2700 calories a day.

However, I'm also finding myself a lot more active. For example I'll spend probably 3 hours just walking around the area at a moderate pace, as well as 1 1/2 to 2 hours of riding my bike around town, then an hour on the treadmill walk/jogging at about 3.5 MPH, with maybe 120 situps spread out throughout the day(OCD thing).

Is it bad to be eating this much, or will my activity level and age balance it out and prevent me from gaining weight?

Also, the unhealthiest thing I eat is probably special k bars, I don't really eat fast food or drink soda or eat much junk at all.

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Re: 2700 calories a day?

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Is it bad to be eating this much, or will my activity level and age balance it out and prevent me from gaining weight.
With all the exercise you're doing you might gain some muscle weight. I would just suggest that you go for a more balanced workout by including something for upper body and cut back on walking/treadmill/biking.

If you enjoy being active, you need the extra calories but if you get to the point where you cut back on your activities, you need to be prepared to cut back on the calories too.

 
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