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Old 10-18-2010, 06:06 PM   #1
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Do you all eat your calories that you burn off from exercise?
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Old 10-18-2010, 06:12 PM   #2
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Usually no I do not. But once in awhile if I have a really good workout and burn a decent amount of calories, I'll let my self eat a few hundred more.

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Old 10-18-2010, 07:18 PM   #3
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Depends on my deficit.

I used to just go on walks that would burn 200-300 calories a day, and I'd eat around 1300 calories per day.

Then I started doing the P90X and I'm easily burning an additional 500 calories per day (not including the already 200-300 I burn on my walks) so eating 1300 calories was NOT working for me. I was totally ravenous. Now I'm getting anywhere from 1600-1800 calories per day and I'm still losing.

Btw my counter is wrong, I went back up to 205. but now I'm down to 201.5 I just haven't updated my ticker.
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Old 10-18-2010, 07:32 PM   #4
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I consider it all bonus, and actually, I find the days I don't exercise/do light exercise I find that I go a little under plan, I just don't need the extra snack.
I stopped entering my exercise in my online journal because it would "allow" for more eating.
In the end, you should eat enough that you feel satisfied with the balance. As you up your level of activity, you may be hungrier and need to compensate for that, especially if you are prone to cravings or bingeing, this is your new eating lifestyle, you shouldn't feel deprived.

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Old 10-18-2010, 08:28 PM   #5
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nope! the machines lie!
I stick to my just below my BMR for calories consumed
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Old 10-18-2010, 09:37 PM   #6
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No - since part of the point of my exercising is to burn more calories... but sometimes, after a hard workout, I find I do need an extra snack.

"I'd rather waltz than just walk through the forrest"

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Old 10-19-2010, 02:34 PM   #7
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Thank you everyone.

I think you're all probably smart to not eat your calories given that our machines don't even tell us the truth on calories burned.
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Old 10-19-2010, 03:30 PM   #8
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Nope. No machine is as accurate as our own bodies. I exercise more for toning and for my health. I keep it separate from my weight loss. That helps me keep perspective too so I don't ever slip into purging through exercise. I have the personality for it.
Long term goal: To still be calorie counting 11/9/2010
mini goals: ~211-10% lost;12/24/09 ~203 class I obesity 1/28/10; ~199 Onederland/15% 2/19/10; ~188-20%; ~185 half way 5/14/10; 179-bye 180's 6/12/10; ~174 overweight 7/3/2010;169-bye 170's 8/13/10;~164-30% 10/23/2010159-bye 160's~11/1/10; 153-35%~12/23/10; 149-bye 150's~2/11/11; 145 normal~2/14/2011; ~141-40%; 139-bye 140's ~135 GOAL! (129-45%; 117.5-50%)

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