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Right!!!!! Confusion rules!
There is an article in July's issue of TW that states (and I quote) " As an example, let's take a 32 year old, 6ft, 82kg male that is classified as very active..... " BMR = 1898 and Calorie needs are 3274 per day!!!
PER DAY!!!! What??
OK - Back up......
Im 31, 6ft 1" and 80kg. 7 years ago I weighed in at well over 21 stone. Since then I have spun my life around. However I have always been really careful with what I have eaten since! On average I take on about 1800 calories per day and train for at least an hour each day, sometime 23 hours. More at weekends.....
Having been large (sorry - Massive) before my biggest fear is getting big again, and it seems as soon as I eat more than 18002000 calories per day I gain in weight which heads stright to the midrift!
So the idea that TW is telling me that I need to eat over 3000 calories per day seems crazy - I know the maths works out but still, is this a golden rule set in concrete - what am I doing wrong..... personally I think I need to find myself a nutrionist to figure it out, but if anyone has any idea what to suggest or reasoning then Im prepared to listren.
Am i hampering my performnace but not eating enough. It seems to of done me ok so far but I'm now led to believe my body is in a constant state of starvation!!! I have enough energy - 5 marathon in the last 5 years, numerous running races and now with my first sprint Tri behind me and the next one tomorrow - I feel fine, but could I be limiting my acheievements>>>>>>>?