The Perils Of Trying To Lose Weight In Marathon Training With Calorie Counting.

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  1. Miranda says:

    You’re a male, I’m a female, but…ever thought about knocking it down to about 2500? (As if that’s easy.) I almost never go above 1800 a day, even on long run days. MyFitnessPal is how I lost 80 lbs. I used to cut way down, closer to 12-1400 range. Keep in mind also the whole “it’s a new day” thing. If you have a bad eating day, just start over in the morning. Sounds simple even though it kinda sucks.

    • Matt says:

      Hey Miranda I have tried the 2500 mark before but it is quite restrictive. I have figured out that on days I don’t track I take in 3500 to 4500 calories a day. Especially on weekends. Good tip with taking it day to day.

  2. Ha I think I ate 600 cals worth of donut today. So don’t listen to me. 🙂

  3. Erin says:

    If you have a day where you are over where you want to be in terms of calories, think about the week as a whole. If you are going for 3,000 a day, then you have 21,000 to play with for the week. If you eat 3,500 one day, you can easily adjust the next few days down by 100 or 200 calories to make up the difference and still keep on track. If you only have to make small adjustments of 100 or 200 calories, it seems way more do-able.

    MFP has been my savior, really. Writing everything down makes it all so brutally honest. I don’t want to write “ate entire cheesecake with fork and side of shame”, which helps me not actually do it.

  4. eep223 says:

    Can I ask how you determined the number of calories you will consume (apologies if you already mentioned). I’ve been on myfitnesspal for a while. Their calculator is way too low for me. I’ve been aiming for the TDEE-15% (or – whatever), but I’ve been continuing to tweak it. How did you find a number that works for you? Do you log your exercise too, or account for that up front?

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