So I've been exercising pretty regularly, heavily.
In the morning I either run for 40-60 minutes (run/walk appx. 3-4 miles) or I swim for 1/2 hour. Figure approximately 300-600 calories burned.
In the evenings 4 days a week I've been doing a cardio/plyometric work out program. (Shaun T's insanity, but while I'm doing the best I can, I'm not at Shaun T's intensity level). Shaun T says you can burn 1000 calories during this but I don't think that's true. I feel like I'm probably burning about 300-400 calories, but again, I'm not 100% sure.
The work out program suggests that my base calories are about 1700. I agree with this number. It suggests that in order to lose weight, I should be eating about 2600 calories.
Right now I'm losing weight. About 2-3 lbs per week. I'm eating approximately 1350-1500 calories a day.
What do you guys think? Should I stick to what I'm doing? Is this a non-issue? The guys I've been working out with scared me a little bit by saying that if my body isn’t getting the fuel it needs for these workouts it eventually enters “starvation mode” where it begins breaking down muscle and stores everything you eat as fat, which is obviously not what any of us want.