Eat More When You Exercise?

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A friend forwarded me an post about whether or not a person should eat more on the days that they exercise.  It said that most of us don't exercise enough to justify extra calories.  But, here is the general guideline:  Multiply your weight by 13.  The total is how many calories you should eat daily, whether you are not exercising at all or if you are working out moderately for an hour or less.  On days that you exercise more than an hour, add 100 to 200 calories per additional hour. So, if you took a two hour hike, add 150 calories to a snack or meal that day.  If your energy level is flagging during a particularly active week, try adding more protein to breakfast (a scoop of cottage cheese or an egg) and snacks (a handful of almonds, string cheese).

 

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Rainmaker
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Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC
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This is interesting information. Now let me break out the calculator and see what I need to do. Thanks.

Jul 05, 2012 07:09 AM #1
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Malcolm Johnston
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That sounds like a lot of calculating Kristin, I generally just excersize and then let the chips fall where they may.

Jul 05, 2012 07:11 AM #2
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David Grbich
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Thanks for sharing - I was never good with my 13 X's though - good easy to use guide. Regards, Dave

Jul 05, 2012 07:11 AM #3
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Will Hamm
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Good Morning Kristin,  Now I know when I golf I should take food along with me for in between shots.

Jul 05, 2012 07:14 AM #4
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Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647
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Go for it Gary!


Malcolm, so do I :-)


David, I thought so too!

Will, you sure should, and sun block!

Jul 05, 2012 07:17 AM #5
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Bud & Beth McKinney
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I have just started walking every morning for an hour with Bud around our community, it is great exercise in the morning and ensures that we will work up an appetite.

Jul 05, 2012 07:20 AM #6
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Gita Bantwal
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Kristin, Thank you for the information. I always learn something new from your posts.

Jul 05, 2012 07:21 AM #7
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Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647
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That is great Beth!

Gita, you bet! 

Jul 05, 2012 07:23 AM #8
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Todd Clark
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I'm now eating about 200 more calories a day than I was when I first started exercising again a year ago. But, I also can say everyone of those calories is protein, but I also am exercising about an hour to two a day.

 

Jul 05, 2012 07:54 AM #9
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Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647
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Whatever works for you Todd...you cut out all carbs?  Interesting when you are exercising that much

Jul 05, 2012 08:11 AM #10
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It is possible to "eat through" any exercise program by not watching what you eat. I know because I've done it!
Jul 05, 2012 12:59 PM #11
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Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647
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Whatever works Mark!

Jul 05, 2012 01:17 PM #12
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Ron Marshall
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That is great advice, Krisin.  While I am not a fan of cottage cheese, I can eat eggs made just about any way.

Jul 05, 2012 02:52 PM #13
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Lou Ludwig
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Kristin

I try to watch what I eat everyday, but when your working you need a little extra intake of good food.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Jul 05, 2012 02:55 PM #14
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Thanks Ron...you sure can!

Lou, some times yes, some no :-)

Jul 05, 2012 02:56 PM #15
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This is very cool info MM, I'm sorry I missed it the other day.  I am going to Feature this in my group.

Jul 10, 2012 04:11 AM #16
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Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647
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Thanks Roger, at last I get features within groups LOL :-)

Jul 10, 2012 06:16 AM #17
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I love Greek Yogurt, very low calories and very high protein, extra oomph without too many calories.

Jul 16, 2012 06:47 AM #18
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I do too Karen!

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