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Thursday, March 04, 2010

I really hate trying to calculate how much I should eat, how much I am eating, etc. It doesn't help that I don't actually know how many calories I burn a day with all the exercise I've been doing lately. I can estimate the cardio, but that's only part of what I do.

I have a suspicion that I'm not eating enough, especially on the days I have a session with my trainer. Yesterday was particularly bad. I was panting after a few sprints across the room, I couldn't seem to catch my breath, and I felt slightly nauseous. I even felt sick after I got home, to the point that I didn't want to eat. After I downed my shake and a waffle though, I felt good again.

I thought I'd eaten enough, but apparently not. I'm not great at tracking food, especially after I come home. When I do track the entire day, generally I end up near the high range of my calorie intake. But that's assuming I actually have the right amount of calories listed for all this.

My breakfast is filling, generally leaving me hungry again by lunch time (except the day after a session, when I'm just ravenous the entire day). My lunch generally leaves me full until a couple hours later, when it's time for my first snack. I have various snacks at my desk for this reason.

My dinner is generally filling too, and then there's my pre-workout meal and my post-workout shake.

Yesterday my trainer said he thinks I may not be eating enough (and possibly not getting enough iron). He wants me to try eating 6-10 meals a day instead of 5. Basically to spread out my food intake. At this rate I'll practically be eating every hour.

I should really invest in a body bugg at some point, see what I'm really using throughout the day so I can plan for this eating frenzy.

Waaay too much math.
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