Probably around 1800 to 2000. I'm trying to maintain, though I'd be happy to lose. I work out at least 5 days a week, though sometimes I'll count things like a 2.5 mile walk to the library as exercise, and other times it's running, rowing, elliptical, or some other more "official" exercise.<br><br>
That said...I really don't track my intake, and I seem to stay the same weight regardless of how much I eat and how much I exercise.
2000-2300 was resulting in weight loss before I got pregnant. (At about 15-20 hours a week activity) -- I'm not tracking now but I'm probably around 3000 based on what my weight is doing at my lowered level of activity. (BMR was 1800 at last check, LBM was at 125 so that's pretty typical)
I aim for 1600-1800. But on my long run days I tend to do a little more.<br><br>
I am, as always, trying to be less fat. <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"><br><br>
I don't track calories, tho, I do points since I'm a weight watcher. But I've done some approximate math on points/calories and I think 16-1800 is about right.<br><br>
Oh, I workout about 45-60 minutes a day most days (either running or cycling or swimming). Longer on Saturdays and Sundays with a long ride or run (90+ minutes).
Oh, I didn't answer the rest of the questions.<br><br>
Maintain, but losing 5-10lbs wouldn't disappoint me.<br><br>
Activity level? Low, about 5 hours/wk of elevated heart rate, maybe. I don't track that either, except for VRAA purposes, but I don't keep that data anywhere or pay attention to how much time per week.
I'd ballpark it between 2200-2600.<br><br>
I'd like to lose, but am marathon training and that doesn't go well with weight loss. I've lost a few pounds here and there since I've started.<br><br>
I do think the amount of food that marathon training allows you to eat is kinda fun. It's become a bit of a joke at the office.
I eat more than most people. I feel like I'm starving on less than 1800 calories a day, and usually I'm eating closer to 2300 per day. I do exercise but not daily. I've always had a large appetite. I don't know what I"m going to do when my metabolism slows down. <img alt="sad.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad.gif">
Sophie---keep your muscle mass up and it'll help keep the metabolism up!<br><br>
(Something I heard last night is to eat with your eyes closed. Apparently, you are more in tune with your body's feeling of fullness. I figure what really happens is that you are so busy taking yourself to the ER after poking yourself in the eye with a fork that you don't have time to eat).
There is some research out there that indicates that a large part of the drop in metabolism with age has to do with loss of lean body mass. Most people's metabolisms are fairly equal per pound of lean body mass (not all, of course) -- so strength training should help you there. <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"><br><br>
My metabolism has never been my problem with weight. My love of food is. Though, oddly enough, if I eat too little, I stop losing. Spent plenty of time in my life doing THAT.
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Or you drop half your food on your shirt. <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif">
What is the point of this thread?<br><br>
Should we include our height, weight, true BMI and our age as well?<br><br>
I consume between 1500 and 3000+ calories in a day. Depends on what I'm doing. I'm maintaining my weight.<br><br>
Mind you, these are fresh veggies and fruits, cereals, hemp seed hearts, oatmeal, kombucha tea, etc. I like my diet so much that Hamburgers and that stuff actually screw up my digestive system now.
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Curiosity because another poster said he ate far less than I would have expected given level of activity<br><br>
Does it bother you for some reason?