I dutifully logged my food intake for the day on SparkPeople.com. According to the SparkPeople site, I should be eating 1,380 to 1,730 calories per day. It’s difficult for me to stay within this range. I like to eat and tend to eat out a lot. I also tend to go to sporting events so the food that I buy is often greasy… [Yes, there’s room for improvement.] In my defense, I have begun to make fruit protein shakes for breakfast with Chocolate Flavored Optimum Nutrition 100% Natural Oats and Whey Protein. It is made with whole grain oats and all-whey protein; has no artificial flavors and no synthetic colors. It does contain honey powder and evaporated cane juice powder but that’s better than High-Fructose Corn Syrup…. I throw the protein powder in the blender with some milk and frozen fruit and it tastes great.
Anyway, if I compare the SparkPeople.com calorie suggestion with the Calories and Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) calculator on Fat2FitRadio.com, it looks as if the SparkPeople.com guideline would be correct only if I were very sedentary. Giving myself credit for working out 3-5 times a week, I should be considered “Moderately Active” and can consume 2,150 calories on a daily basis! That would mean that, although incredibly unhealthy, the 2 bags of potato chips I consumed today were OK. [2 oz. for a total of 304 calories] How funny is that? Somehow, I don’t believe either of my trainers would be pleased to hear it.
I’ll be seeing John tomorrow for Kickboxing…I’ll ask him. LOL