Had some down time earlier today so I went back to DR's CTFU, and it reminded me of his recommendation of 10g of carbs per kg of body weight.
I'm beginning to notice that my body may have metabolic damage without ever consciously calorie-restricting, as I never hit even 2000 cals unless I'm tracking on Cronometer all day long, and for the first time in my life the weight is slowly creeping up.
At the moment, I'm sitting at around 60kg - so if I break it down into meals it's about 200g per meal (600g/day)... after calculating today's food, not only were my calories severely low (unintentionally), but the carbs barely hit 250g. I guess it's time to start tracking my intake again!
Does anyone know where this recommendation comes from?
Do any of you follow this guideline pretty consistently and have any feedback?
Any tips for getting a lot of calories in with very little time to sit down and eat?
I would give maybe a kind of B.S. answer but listen to your body it knows what it needs always eat fruits and vegetable until you couldn't shove another down your hole. And then when it comes to the end of the day and you're still hungry you know to eat more calories. (Only diet that says eat more to lose weight, I love it) As far as the numbers they give, sometimes they're more of a guideline to shoot for not necessarily hitting every time. (Maybe they're a little high, if you know someone is always late you tell the 1:30 when it's really at 2 if you know what I mean.) :)
That is indeed a B.S. answer.. listen to your body, my guess is that's actually what she did, and she's eating what? ~1000kcal? all your body needs right, just like a heroin addict needs heroin etc.
I make sure to at least eat 3000kcal (as a male) i don't watch the 10g of carbs per kg of body weight, but apparently it brings me exactly there, yesterday i had 768.8g of carbs my body weight in the morning on a empty stomach is ~76kg
I guess that maybe I shouldn't have chimed in on this one. You are of course correct. I don't have experience as an under eater. Thank you for calling me on it.
It's ok, VN, that's how we learn.
Taka is correct that while it sounds all well and good to "eat what you want," many of us are simply not conditioned to consume even adequate much less abundant calories to truly thrive, especially in the more volume dense forms of fresh carbs as we recommend.
Doesn't mean we need to count cals for the rest of our lives, but it can be extremely helpful via an easy to utilize site like Chronometer to get an initial caloric baseline to help reset our expectations.
Now it's also possible that 2500/3K of cals is simply not going to happen for those starting out. In that case, simply eat as much as possible, again emphasizing whole fresh raw fruits first (with tender greens daily), until satiation, then just a few bites more. Over times, these bites will add up until consuming plenty of cals is easy peasy.
Thank you ALL - it all helps. I only have one person in my area that has any experience with this lifestyle and I don't want to go to her with everything, plus she's doing some experimentation for a client right now and isn't even doing hcv at the moment... *sigh*
This morning I shovelled in the dates, and I am now looking into buying a Blendtec - the Nutribullet motor started burning out after trying to make a smoothie out of frozen bananas, plus the container is way too small.
10g per kg is a good number to start with and adjust more or less from there. Id NEVER date a girl who couldnt eat that much haha.
Girls who can carb load, those girls are high energy and getting shit done in life.
CTFU and work your ass off at getting the vegan message out there DAILY! :)
Thank you! I'm making a list today of the highest carb/calorie foods that are accessible to me in Ontario, Canada.
There are an abundance of strawberries right now, but I remember the timelapse video you made of how many strawberries you need to eat to get enough calories in. They're a nice treat but I can't base a meal around them.
200g per meal !? :-O I usually have 2000g just for breakfast ! You need to up your game, girl !
Carbs have 4 Calories per gram. Are you really eating 8000 Calories for breakfast?
My bad, I thought she was eating 200g per meal, including everything not just carbs. I was talking about my usual 2l smoothie in the morning.
Hahah... You guys figured it out ;)
>Any tips for getting a lot of calories in with very little time to sit down and eat?
3 large kent mangoes, 5 times a day gets you to 3000 calories, easy to digest, prepare them all at once in the night or morning for your entire day's needs.
Also check out Eli's 811 athlete daily schedule for eating: http://www.30bananasaday.com/profiles/blogs/80-10-10-athlete-s-dail...
From the 30BaD guidelines:
* We recommend womyn eat at least 2500 calories from fruits daily and men get at least 3000 calories and more if one wants to live an active, passionate lifestyle. We will not tolerate what we deem as "anti-fruit" posts or advice that recommends calorie restriction/or the suggestion that others are "overeating on fruit"
* We do not subscribe to the concept of "waiting for true hunger" before eating, we find this advice subjective and potentially dangerous for our members. Posts recommending this will be deleted and members may face suspension, we take this advice very seriously.
And for rawtil4: