How much do you eat?

GiantMike
GiantMike Posts: 3,139
edited September 2013 in Road general
I'm very bored at home with a broken collar bone which I've just had plated, so as part of my coaching qualification I have been evaluating what I eat, how many kCals I normally consume and which types of food these come from. Normally I wouldn't care, but as I say, I am SOOO BORED!

Anyway, today I consumed a total of 1875 kCals, 45% from carbs, 22% from protein and 30% from fat. No wonder I normally feel hungry in the evening, I'm starving myself! Normal breakfast, lunch and dinner, a chocky bar and a banana, and I've still got about 300 kCals to play with before I get to my RDA. I wish I'd had another sausage now. :cry:

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  • schweiz
    schweiz Posts: 1,644
    well 2000 calories would be your RDA if you were a woman. An average man not doing anything extra than just 'living' should be consuming approx 2400 calories a day.

    To keep it easy on food labelling, they leave the RDA at 2000 for everyone.
  • Mikey23
    Mikey23 Posts: 5,306
    Did the plating go well? Me bored too...
  • Mikey23 wrote:
    Did the plating go well? Me bored too...

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  • Mikey23
    Mikey23 Posts: 5,306
    Several possibilities... Which one applies?
  • DavidJB
    DavidJB Posts: 2,019
    probably about 3000 to 3500 a day?
  • Too much.
  • GiantMike
    GiantMike Posts: 3,139
    The plating seems to have gone quite well. A week after the Op I am regularly out of the sling to keep my shoulder mobile. The real pain is from the 'new bone donor site' whrer they removed a bit of my pelvis to put in the collar bone joint to stimulate recovery. It feels like they broke my pelvis too and I have a lovely 4" scar.

    I'm on food watch again today. And I'm going to start learning Italian with Rosetta Stone.
    themekon wrote:
    Too much.
    That's what I thought, I was quite surprised when I realised I actually ate fewer calories than I was 'allowed'.
  • team47b
    team47b Posts: 6,424
    Ho pensato Rosetta Stone cantato Musica Country :D

    Mi metterò la giacca :oops:

    I eat 6 times a day, that is three meals and three snacks.

    My main pre-occupation is with carbs, I eat 180 grams of carbs per day this can vary a bit and is balanced with exercise and insulin. On the days I don't exercise I have to reduce the carbs, more cycling less insulin and more carbs.
    my isetta is a 300cc bike
  • Mikey23
    Mikey23 Posts: 5,306
    That's good news ...I heard that the donor site is more problematical. I gather that's to encourage union. They didn't do that with me and six weeks on their is no obvious healing which is frustrating, so all my physio is non load bearing. Surgery can mess up local blood vessels and inhibit healing i understand and also numbness around the areaWas on exercise bike after two weeks and now on my normal bike on turbo and can do drops, hoods and bars for increasing periods... Not feeling as wiped out as I did either

    I eat loads but seem to have a high metabolic rate and stay thin. Normal diet, plenty of fruit and veg and dairy products and have been eating more although inactive. Calcium supplements as well
  • I know how you feel mate. I had to have my hip/femur bolted back together in April after a white van man wiped me out. Thankfully I have recently got back on the bike but 6 months on and Im still slowly recovering.

    I reckon I eat about the same as you...up to 2000kcal per day. Sometimes more and sometimes less.
    I think if I was eating 2500+ every day I would put on weight for sure. On the days were I have had a long ride I will naturally eat more though.

    Get well soon mate!
  • iPete
    iPete Posts: 6,076
    Probably about 3-4,000 or everything I can get my hands on!!

    *reaches for another snack*
  • iPete wrote:
    Probably about 3-4,000 or everything I can get my hands on!!
    I've never measured, but ditto - more or less, as much as I can. A rough calculation suggests I need about 500,000 extra calories a year to cover my cycling output. Given that I don't put on weight with my "eat all you can" diet, I guess I'm getting it roughly right, at least in terms of calories. But it's sadly unscientific, sorry.
  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 40,418
    Did a 'diet' (40 years ago it would probably be termed eating normally) recently that involved eating only fruit, veg and fish / meat that were 3% fat or less. That was it - no calorie counting but we had to log our daily intakes. I was only eating around 1200kcals per day on average but the really surprising thing was my fat consumption was down in single figures per day most days whereas I'll usually have more than that in a single item of food. It worked a treat though, lost 7kg in 3 weeks and all from the fatty areas. I normally probably consume at least the 70g maximum daily recommended fat intake and around 3000kcals at a guess.
  • chris_bass
    chris_bass Posts: 4,913
    GiantMike wrote:
    That's what I thought, I was quite surprised when I realised I actually ate fewer calories than I was 'allowed'.

    if you aren't losing weight then you arent eating less than you should, are you? assuming you are mainting weight you can't have a calorie deficit.

    maybe you are sleep eating?!
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  • GiantMike
    GiantMike Posts: 3,139
    Chris Bass wrote:
    GiantMike wrote:
    That's what I thought, I was quite surprised when I realised I actually ate fewer calories than I was 'allowed'.

    if you aren't losing weight then you arent eating less than you should, are you? assuming you are mainting weight you can't have a calorie deficit.

    maybe you are sleep eating?!
    I'm on Co-codamol overnight so anything could be happening! 2 tablets and it's sleepy-bo-bos 20 minutes later.

    You raise a good point, I should also be weighing myself to see what the effect is on my weight. I'm just surprised that the RDA for an 'average male' is 2500kCals [rough NHS figures] when I see how much food this actually is.
  • seanoconn
    seanoconn Posts: 11,386
    I'm on 1,500 at the mo. trying to get ripped! 8)

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  • hatch87
    hatch87 Posts: 352
    I found calorie counting pointless. My recommended calorie intake to loose weight was about 1900 and I use to have to eat more to get to it and then couldn't loose any weight.

    I tend to eat about 1800 on average including when I have bike rides. If I eat the recommended amount plus the amount I burn on a bike ride, well I physically can't.

    My biggest contribution to loosing weight is porridge with full fat milk, really feel soo much better and lost buckets of weight from eating more at breakfast and less for lunch
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  • mrfpb
    mrfpb Posts: 4,569
    About 3,000 cals a day. 50% of this is consumed as crisps and alcohol between 10.00 pm and midnight.

    (I can empathetically sense T47b wincing as he reads).

    I did recently cut out several thousand calories a week by cutting out energy gels and bars.
  • Mikey23
    Mikey23 Posts: 5,306
    Oooerr... Total workout body system. Looks a bit like those Charles atlas bull worker things from yonks ago to me... I think I'll stay weak and flabby ta
  • goonz
    goonz Posts: 3,106
    I cycle daily and go gym 3-4 times a week. I am trying to put on weight too.

    I eat a massive bowl of porridge and raisins in the morning, a banana mid morning, a pretty massive box of pasta or rice with chicken at lunch (to the point most people comment on my portion and ask is that for 2!) Usually a packet of crisps mid afternoon, then when I get home I'll have some dates, almonds fried in a little butter and maybe some hummus and pitta bread. Then gym, then dinner usually chicken and boiled veggies, then a protein shake before I go to bed.

    No idea how many calories but I weight about 64kg and cannot put on any weight even eating what I do.
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  • team47b
    team47b Posts: 6,424
    mrfpb wrote:
    About 3,000 cals a day. 50% of this is consumed as crisps and alcohol between 10.00 pm and midnight.

    (I can empathetically sense T47b wincing as he reads).

    Nah, just jealous, I can't eat potato and I love crisps (and alcohol) :oops:
    my isetta is a 300cc bike
  • I have a goal of about 1500 (plus exercise calories) but then I'm trying to lose weight. I do count my calories and I've made good progress over the last 11 months. Guess I usually end up eating around 2300 calories a day total. Mostly healthy, but do allow treats every now and then.