Calorie Concerns

Discussion in 'Health Nutrition and Supplements' started by jasper808, Jun 21, 2005.

  1. jasper808

    jasper808 New Member

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    I had a quick question regarding caloric intake, or lack thereof. Recently I have been seeing/feeling my form slowly crumble so I sat down and checked my caloric intake and the requirements that I needed. Whoa - I was severely lacking. Being a vegetarian, I am somewhat limited in what I can dine on. With that being said I am basically getting around 2000 cals a day, regardless of my training. This leads me to my question. I am not trying to shed lbs. (currently 145 - 6'0"), am I have not been, but wouldn't you think that I would be losing weight with a intake of a mere 2000 cals. What gives? I am increasing overall intake in hopes of having a bit more energy to regain my form. Thoughts?
     
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  2. Powerful Pete

    Powerful Pete New Member

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    Well, you have not told us what kind of training regimen you are under. If you are riding and training regularly and hard, then I doubt that 2000 calories a day comes even close to covering your caloric deficit.

    Take a close look at your training, maybe it is worth your while to invest in a visit to a sports doctor or a dietician and have a professional help you develop a diet that meets your needs.

    In doubt, have another plate of pasta (yes I am Italian) at lunch and dinner. :D Yummy and meets your vegetarian needs.
     
  3. jasper808

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    PP,

    Thanks for the note. Right now I am logging about 120-150 mile a week, with hill training making up about 60 of the total. I am also doing at least one crit a week (Cat 4), but that is included in the total mileage. I realize that more calories are needed, but wouldn't it make sense that my weight would be falling with a limited intake paired with my training reg.? Just curious as to why it would remain the same.
     
  4. Squint

    Squint New Member

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    Most likely you are underestimating your calorie intake and overestimating your calorie consumption. Millions of people do the same thing.
     
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    There ya go. Probably underestimating intake - 2000 kcal is nothing... ;)
     
  6. ric_stern/RST

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    PP, i realise that this is waaaaay off topic, but i note that you're Italian and i'm trying to find a good recipe for caprese insalata. I have the basics (good fresh tomatoes and good mozzarella) but am trying to recreate the taste of the salad when i was on holiday in Sorrento. Do you know of any good recipes?

    Thanks
    Ric
     
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