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    Difficulty Eating Enough

    Today I went on a 2 hour, 36 mile ride through Marin. I used fitday to calculate calories burned and consumed. Even though I ate a lot of food today, I still found it hard to get anywhere near how many calories I burned. I dont want to lose muscle mass, so it is important for me to comsume close to the amount I burn. Anyone else having difficulty with this? Im sure if I were to go pig out at some fast food restaraunt it may be easier, but Im trying to eat clean foods.

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    No, not really!

    Eat lasanga. Whole wheat if you can get it. Eggplant manicotti. Pizza.

    Basically, eat dense foods. High fat content, with high-quality fats like olive oil. Eat some for me, because I have the opposite problem. In a big way. Which is why I hate you.
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    a 2 hour 18 mph bike ride is about how many calories burned anyway? 7-800?

    true though, the better food is for you, generally lets you eat a lot more of it!

    if you are having a problem eating enough calories, you need to densify your calories. some dietitians recommendations are for up to 20-30 percent of your diet from fat. I think upping your healthy, moderate cheesburger intake can easily remedy the calorie shortage you are facing.


    I've been on winter expeditions where we required and rationed out 5,000 calories per person per day. To force down that many calories, we were forced to gnaw on sticks of frozen butter. Literally, we ate frozen butter off the stick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bekologist
    I've been on winter expeditions where we required and rationed out 5,000 calories per person per day. To force down that many calories, we were forced to gnaw on sticks of frozen butter. Literally, we ate frozen butter off the stick.

    I can believe it. On my randonnees, where I'm on the road 24 hours straight through, and burning 10000+ calories in that time, I will break all the so-called "healthy eating" rules and go for stuff that is high in fat ... because fat is loaded with calories and is a slow-burning fuel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skandal20
    Today I went on a 2 hour, 36 mile ride through Marin. I used fitday to calculate calories burned and consumed. Even though I ate a lot of food today, I still found it hard to get anywhere near how many calories I burned. I dont want to lose muscle mass, so it is important for me to comsume close to the amount I burn. Anyone else having difficulty with this? Im sure if I were to go pig out at some fast food restaraunt it may be easier, but Im trying to eat clean foods.
    I don't know your size or how fast you were moving etc. so these numbers are just a guess:

    2 hours on the bicycle @ 500 calories per hour = 1000 calories
    22 hours just living @ 100 calories per hour = 2200 calories
    Total: 3200 calories.

    That's not really all that much to consume. Have a look around this site to get some ideas of what you might eat:

    http://www.nutritiondata.com/

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