carrying over calories...

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  1. timberwolf

    timberwolf New Member

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    Just curious for those with specific target calorie intake... do you ever carry over the deficit or substract the excess the following day.
    For example if your target was 2500 calories, and you only ate 2300... would you try to consume 2700 the following day?
    Or am I the only one this anal to do this?
     
  2. Elfling

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    Since I'm always happy if I ate less than I planned, I don't :mamoru:
     
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  4. Mike McDermott

    Mike McDermott It's evolution, baby. OT Supporter

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    wow that is very anal
     
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    No, never. That's scary.
     
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    no i wouldn't bother
     
  7. ACURA TL-S

    ACURA TL-S OT Supporter

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    No, I just try to space out cheating. If I know I am going to cheat on friday I will make sure not to cheat before then. However, I think carrying over calories is more detrimental than beneficial, because it will lead to not eating enough and not getting enough protein and so on and so forth.
     
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    i kinda do... but i don't count calories when doing it
     
  9. timberwolf

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    I'm not sure I follow how it would be detrimental. Unless you're trying to carry over a week's worth in one day...
     
  10. xela

    xela So say we all!

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    I don't do that, but if I know I was really good today than I'll probably allow myself to cheat on something tomorrow.
     
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    I only carry over cals if the next day is training day.
     
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    Sometimes your body will naturally compensate by being hungrier.

    People often feel bad after eating a lot one day or a lot at once but it is often just the body binging a bit to get back to a level playing field.

    I don't think you need to think about it too much, your body will tell you with a little stomach grumble.
     
  13. disblohs

    disblohs I can't shake this little feeling I'll never get a

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    if i ate everytime i had "a little stomach grumble" i would be eating constantly
     
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    DatacomGuy is moving to Canada

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    :rofl: Werd.
     
  15. Phineas Q Stork

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    Timber, you have issues. Please go up to 200
     
  16. timberwolf

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    I know its not what you meant...but your post reminds me too much of 'intuitive eating'.

    http://www.intuitiveeating.org/What_is_Intuitive_Eating_.php

    :mamoru: :nuts:
     
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    for some reason the title reminded me of that cell phone commercial

    roll over minutes... roll over calories
     
  18. qwop

    qwop underground pirate OT Supporter

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    I sometimes do, Timber.

    I tend to work on the theory of x calories per week - and so, if I use 2000 on a Monday, 1800 on a Tuesday, 2200 on a Wednesday...it's not affecting my weekly intake (and if there's any truth in the whole 'shock' your body by not eating the same things/amounts day in, day out, that'll help too).
     
  19. timberwolf

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    Bump to this thread.

    Since I'm on maintenance, I'm doing this again.:nuts:

    Macro? Andrew? Any new opinions on this besides pointing out my OCD?
     
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    i find if I eat under, I'm like elffy and am happy I ate under. If I'm over, I'll just do some extra cardio.
     
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    when i count calories... when i eat below the goal, i don't adjust on the following day

    i basically always start from 0 when i wake up
     
  22. timberwolf

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    When you're dieting (aiming for a calorie deficit) or otherwise?
     
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    i only count calories when i'm aiming for a deficit :p

    i prob. should be keeping track whilst bulking, too, but bulking for me = being lazy :rofl:
     
  24. planeh

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    I really don't think there is a point in doing that unless you miss maybe 500+ calories one day and get them the following day then you can be considering the yo-yo or an adaption thereof. I believe you're wasting more time thinking about your "carry over" than its worth.
     
  25. timberwolf

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    I count my calories almost everyday and doesn't really take more than 3 seconds to add the previous deficit. It is anal...but I still don't see the negative impact that ACURA mentioned.
     
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