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Calories Intake vs Exercise? I think im doing this all wrong.

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Old 02-21-2012, 01:22 PM   #1
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Calories Intake vs Exercise? I think im doing this all wrong.

Hello, Ok heres my story.

Im just about to Turn 24 and currently sitting at 129 LBS.
Iv started doing P90X and Im on Day 16. I also do Zumba at the Local Gym 1 hour twice a week.

I am concerned I am taking in Too Little compared to what I am exerting.

Today for instance..

I ate 1 Green monster Shake w/ 1 Scoop of Protein.
- 2 Handfulls of Baby Spinach
- 1/4 Cup of Vanilla Soy Milk
- 1 Banana
- 1 Scoop of Protein (protein is approx 160 cals. per scoop)

Snack I ate about 1 Cup of Veggies, 1 Bun and approx 2 TBLS of Spinach Dip.

Lunch Time I ate a Extra Lean Beef Burger (burger is approx 160 cals.) w/ Mushrooms, Swiss Cheese and Onions. (NO BUN) on Spinach.

For Supper time I plan on having either the same BURGER or a Salmon Burger.

Today my EXERCISE will consist of 1 hour of PLYOMETRICS or CARDIO X (undecided which one I will do today) then 1 hour of Zumba 2 Hours later.

According to the internet I will be exerting approx 940 Calories during my workouts today.

Im worried im not taking enough in, and not just today. My days Generally look like what I have eatin today.

Please give me some guidance,

Thanks! xoxo

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Old 02-22-2012, 09:05 AM   #2
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Re: Calories Intake vs Exercise? I think im doing this all wrong.

What are your goals? Are you trying to lose weight? Trying to maintain? You are at 129 lbs so I cannot imagine you have a lot to weight to lose.
Also, you are eating extremely low carb. I would add in some complex carbs into your meals.

Old 03-07-2012, 08:34 AM   #3
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Re: Calories Intake vs Exercise? I think im doing this all wrong.

¼ Cup Vanilla Soy Milk – 27 calories
One Medium Banana – 105 Calories
One Cup Spinach – 7 Calories
One Scoop Protein Mix – 160 Calories

Breakfast – 299 Calories

One Cup veggies – 35 Calories (estimated some veggies have much higher calories than others)
Two Tablespoons Spinach Dip – 120 Calories
Roll – 150 Calories (estimated, I have no idea what size or type of roll)

Snack – 305 calories

Burger – 160 Calories
One Ounce Mushrooms – 6 Calories
One Ounce Onions – 7 Calories
One Ounce Slice Swiss Cheese – 106 Calories

Lunch - 297

Supper – 297

Total – 1198 Daily Calorie intake.

Your body is burning calories in your normal daily life over and above the calories burned by your workout so if you are trying to lose weight this diet will work with your exercise program. If you are trying to gain muscle or tone your muscles you might want to add an afternoon snack of one to one and a half ounces of nuts to your diet, this will give you healthy fats and will increase your energy level.

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