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  1. Paul'86

    Paul'86 New Member

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    Five quick questions:

    1) Is it possible to overdose on nutrients? For example, my Vit C tabs deliver 600% of the RDA and my multivits deliver 100% of the Vit C RDA. Can this be bad for you?

    2) Yesterday, I ate only 1500 cals--which is under eating (obviously)--one day starvation will not mess up the body, right? I woke up with hunger pains several times... :ugh: (The low cal count was not intentional, time constraints forced me to skip dinner).

    3) So I ate 1500 cals yesterday (cardio day)--and burned 800 in the gym (according to the cross trainer). Does that mean, in essence, I only ate 700 cals yesterday?

    4) On cardio day should I keep protein uptake as high as weight days? I had 129g of protein yesterday (aiming for around 150)...

    5) Is there an accurate way to work out calorie maintenance? Or, is there a standard for a certain weight?


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    chizzle New Member

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    As for #1, your body just flushes out nutrients that it doesn't use.
     
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    you ate 1500 calories and probably burned 3500.
     
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    you can get too much of certain fat soluble vitamins
     
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    your body has the ability to flush out a excess "stuff" to an extent, eventually it is overloaded and then the excess nutrients build up and cause problems
     
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    too much vitamin C will eat up your stomach lining and give you ulcers
     
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    whats considered too much?
     
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    well, if you take a shit and look down, and theres a bunch of blood in the toilet bowl...id say ya over did it
     
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    where'd you hear this from?

    I get 6g+ and no problems, so obviously that much is safe
     
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    that can happen if you have hemmorroids too
     
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    N-Word-Jim Cure for boredom

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    or an alien burrowed inside your stomach.
     
  12. Paul'86

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    Are you serious?

    Today, on the crosstrainer, I burned 900 altogether... so in reality (including EPOC?) I've burnt a lot more? So, does that mean I should have a higher calorie intake?


    According to my mum too much Vit C is bad for you... I take 1000mg every morning and then a multivit (100 RDA) last thing at night... I assume I'll piss out a lot of the first dose, so...


    I think that's Vit A, right? the multi-vit gives 100% RDA, I'm not ODing much then...
     
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    1)Yes
    2)No
    3)Maybe
    4)Your mother's tampon
     
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    did you know that your body uses calories for all its natural functions, like thinking and heart beating, breathing normally even. fidgeting even burns calories, walking to class or to your car, typing etc. it all burns calories, even digesting food requires energy. FDA for men is like 2200 I believe, but if you have more muscle mass then you burn more calories, and of course EPOC and then depending on your lifestyle.
     
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    Ok, for real
    It is possible to overdose on vitamins A,E,K, and D. The rest are flushed if in excess.

    One day of low cal will not kill you, just don't make it a habit.

    It means that you had 700 calories input into your body for use in basal metabolic processes. This means that the other probably 2000 calories that you need for these processes came from stored energy (ie. fat and muscle)

    Yes, muscle isn't built during a workout.

    You could use a BMR calculator or the average equation of about 14-15xBW. But in the end the only way to get an accurate measure is to test through constant caloric intake and measuring weight loss/gain.
     
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    Thanks for the answers! :bowdown:


    I knew that, I just never thought it would be so high though! :noes:
     
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