blhuggins's Journal, 01 August 2010

Ok, about a month of FatSecret recording is done. It has been very interesting, especially because it confirmed a few things about my diet that I had suspected anyway. For instance, I have a rather high-fat diet many days; not necessarily saturated fats or "bad" fats though. I also have a high-sodium diet, but WAY higher than I could ever imagine. Then there's the alcohol. I only drink a couple of days a week, but I might have four or six drinks that day. WOW does that have an impact. It is often compounded by the fact that I may not exercise the next morning because I feel like I drank the night before. Hmmmm.

So, for this month, I am going to try to curb the sodium intake. I have also set a limit on the alcohol: I must jog twice as many miles as drinks each week. That ought to help me with my half-marathon training. I really need to weigh in too. My kcal balance is usually negative, so either I should be losing weight, or my RDI is set too high.

Diet Calendar Entries for 01 August 2010:
2067 kcal Fat: 76.08g | Prot: 79.51g | Carb: 231.41g.   Breakfast: granola, low-fat lemon yogurt, coffee. Lunch: beer, french fries, ground beef, hamburger bun, cheddar cheese. Dinner: Fat free wheat pita, spinach, fat free plain yogurt, leg of lamb, lay's potato chips, cucumber, tomato. Snacks/Other: gummy bears. more...
2497 kcal Activities & Exercise: Sitting - 3 hours, Standing - 1 hour and 35 minutes, Walking (slow) - 2/mph - 2 hours, Driving - 1 hour, Walking (exercise) - 3.5/mph - 1 hour, Running - 6/mph - 25 minutes, Resting - 8 hours, Sleeping - 7 hours. more...
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I love your findings, mine were similar. I spoke with a dietitian who told me to take your current weight x 11 = daily kcal to maintain your weight. so if you know what your weight goal, mult by 11 & meet that with your kcal intake & burn each day. I found the FS kcal was quite high for me.  
02 Aug 10 by member: jtonia
Thanks Toni, cool way to figure the RDI out. I took a couple nutrition courses in school, and my RDIs in those classes were figured between 1600 and 1700 kcal. Your formula got me an answer of 1636 kcal daily. Hmm. 
09 Aug 10 by member: blhuggins

     
 

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