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03-25-2016, 10:36 AM
Post: #1
Thumbs Up Inconsistent
I have never been able to be very consistent with exercise which I know is bad but I am just being honest. I get in at least 3 or 4 days of either HIIT or YAYOG. My question is on the days that I don't burn a lot of calories is it ok to eat less as long as I don't go below my BMR or am I setting my self up for failure? I have been doing that for almost two weeks and still lost weight but I don't want to stall my metabolism again either.
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03-25-2016, 09:51 PM
Post: #2
RE: Inconsistent
Personally, I keep my intake the same every day. I get my average TDEE and just use that number as my target. For me, it just makes it easier to plan my meals knowing that that number is not going to be constantly changing. Now, certainly if I have a big burn day hiking or working in the yard I have no problem eating a few hundred more calories to compensate, but I prefer having the same target each day. Now, with that being said, MANY people eat more on workout days and less on rest days simply because that is when they are hungriest, and there is nothing wrong with that! If you simply aren't hungry on days that you aren't working out, then don't force it. Save those calories for workout days when you may be hungrier. As long as it all averages out over the course of the week it's all good. Remember, the body does not have a clock that automatically resets at midnight each night, so it's okay if one day sort of "rolls into" the next... (and yes, you never want to go below your BMR..)

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