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Old 04-15-08, 09:29 PM
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How many calories do you eat per day on average?

I'm between 1700-2500 depending on what I'm doing, but it seems like randomly (maybe once/twice a week) even on non workout days I'll crave up to 3000+. I'm 24, 6'1", 175lb and am riding/running/swimming any time school permits, usually 3-5 rides a week, 2-4 runs, and a swim 1-2 times weekly. Not excessive, but significant. I just can't seem to maintain a consistent weekly diet, it often seems like I feel like eating more on days I'm sitting in class for eight hours....boredom? stress? WTF?
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I would guess around 3000
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Old 04-15-08, 09:56 PM
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Note that one of the great ironies of our biology is that exercise supresses hunger. So if you are constantly active, you will get more hungry when you stop...
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I've been watching the calories for about 3-weeks and I'm already down to 6'2" from 6'4"
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Old 04-15-08, 10:41 PM
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I try to eat 3000+ per day. I'm 5'9" and about 150lbs. I'm trying to GAIN muscle though so eating + lifting = my life.
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Originally Posted by umd View Post
Note that one of the great ironies of our biology is that exercise supresses hunger. So if you are constantly active, you will get more hungry when you stop...
Too true. At the moment, my intake is 4000-5000 per day, but my daily rides are ~4 hours. Funny thing is I'm hardly "hungry" per se. But, on a rest day, I'm ravenous.
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in 2006 i lost 70 lbs by calorie counting, running and riding. i was obsessed with the counting and reading food labels. point is i ended the year averaging 2800 calories. fast forward and the weight is still off. i would say i am around 2500 when inactive and 3000 when active. fyi i am 6'3'' 175 lbs and 34 yrs old. later.
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Originally Posted by grebletie View Post
Too true. At the moment, my intake is 4000-5000 per day, but my daily rides are ~4 hours. Funny thing is I'm hardly "hungry" per se. But, on a rest day, I'm ravenous.
That's not because you aren't exercising, it's because your body is insanely craving calories to recover!
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