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Old 05-08-2004, 09:05 PM   #1
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how many calories should i be consuming?

i'm 5'8 140 pounds and i do an hour of cardio every day with a little weight lifting after. i hardly have time to eat so my diet for any given day is most often a cheese sandwich, bag of baked doritos (doubt that's good for me but they're not too high cal and sooo good) a salad, and a grapefruit. i'm wondering if my minimal eating habits are keeping me from losing weight. is there some way to calculate the magic number of calories needed to optimize weight loss? ideally i'd like to lose 5-10 pounds before next september. thanks.
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Old 05-08-2004, 09:10 PM   #2
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Re: how many calories should i be consuming?

Nobody can answer for you the question of how many calories you should be eating. That's more of an issue of trial and error. However, if that's all you're eating, not only is it unhealthy, but your body's in starvation mode, which will make any weight loss goals difficult to achieve. Additionally, you're doing too much cardio.

 
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Old 05-11-2004, 01:58 PM   #3
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Re: how many calories should i be consuming?

Yea, starvation mode isnt good....you could totally starve yourself, it will burn off all the fat and some muscle, but then you will gain it back quickly once you start eating again..soo, your method isnt good.

It is trial and error, but if you need a #, id say for your height and weight, shoot for 1300 calories, I alaways say well balanced diet is the key.. Fruits, veggies, complex carbs, lean meats, not fried, NO CHIPS, or sweets, cut out excess sugar like candy, cola. EAT many small meals a day...

Do full body resistance training, more muscles the better, get adequate rest.

For cardio, switch it up, dont let your body get use to what you are doing. MONITOR your Heart rate.

good luck

 
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