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Daily calories required

MAXTHEDOGMAXTHEDOG Posts: 29
Hi All,

Apologies if this has been asked before.
I've just bought a copy of Anita Beans' 'Complete guide to Sports Nutrition' and on pages 122-3 she uses figures for calculating your daily calorie requirements using 65kg as an athletes weight.
On pages 198-9 she uses 70kg for the athletes weight,but she uses the same number of calories as for an athlete of 65kg.Underneath the pages 122-3 table is effectively 'if you weight more than 65kg the calories burned will be greater,if you weigh less then they'll be less'.
My question is,given that I weigh 89kg how do I calculate my calories burned for my hours weightlifting,cycling at 16km/h,etc?

Thanks in advance.

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  • EdwinEdwin Posts: 785
    Read the rest of the book. There's a section where it tells you to work out your BMR (basal metabolic rate) and then account for the additional calories required depending on how many hours of training you do*


    * This is from memory, as I lent my copy to my mum the other week. I'm pretty sure it's in there somwhere though.
  • MAXTHEDOGMAXTHEDOG Posts: 29
    Thanks Edwin.Wiil do.
  • wiffachipwiffachip Posts: 861
    hoy the book away and follow this simple advice

    eat in the morning, that's called breakfast

    eat later on, that's your dinner (lunch if your posh)

    have somthing else at tea-time, thats your tea (dinner)

    have a kebab on the way home from the boozer, that's supper

    if you put on weight, eat less

    if you bonk, eat more

    the time you save, not reading some daft book, spend it cycling.

    sorted
  • PokerfacePokerface Posts: 7,960
    wiffachip wrote:
    hoy the book away and follow this simple advice

    eat in the morning, that's called breakfast

    eat later on, that's your dinner (lunch if your posh)

    have somthing else at tea-time, thats your tea (dinner)

    have a kebab on the way home from the boozer, that's supper

    if you put on weight, eat less

    if you bonk, eat more

    the time you save, not reading some daft book, spend it cycling.

    sorted

    Really? Because I eat one meal a day usually. And the time I save by not eating those other meals? I get to post on bike forums and make fun of people like you! ;)
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