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Old 10-03-2011, 10:59 AM   #21
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Re: Protien question

Check your math. Protein is only 4 calories per gram.

Yes, there is a limit to the rate at which you can lose weight without losing muscle.

2000 calories is not a huge number for an active female. I would really question whether 1500 is going to be enough food for you.

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Old 10-03-2011, 11:09 AM   #22
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Aha! Thanks! Silly me I was using 7. OK, I'm going to try Rob's numbers
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Old 10-03-2011, 01:25 PM   #23
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My question is, should my protien grams be 30% of my target calories, or .7 x current body weight?
You require 1-1.2g of protein per kilogram of your ideal bodyweight per day minus 15% because you're female which works out at 56-67g per day.

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Old 10-03-2011, 05:16 PM   #24
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Thanks Rob. But that's almost 2K calories (protien is 120*7 = 840 not 480), and 43% protien, 24% fat, 33% carb. I guess what I'm having trouble with is I don't think I can eat 1g/lb of protien and hit the zone ratio without eating more calories than I want to. Maybe that means I can't lose weight at the rate I want without also losing muscle? Or??

Tony, my running is
day 1: 2 miles intervals
day 2: 3-4 miles tempo run
day 3: long run (5-6 miles)

Chris, yea I'm counting. At least until I find a pattern that works (meaning I don't feel hungry and I'm losing weight).
So how many calories per day are you currently consuming?

Running is NOT the best way to improve body composition. In fact, it is one of the worst.
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Old 10-03-2011, 09:38 PM   #25
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Eating about 1500. Been tracking 4 weeks. Average is 1554. Varies by day between ~1250 and 2300. Lost 7 lbs in that time.

I love running. I crossfit for general fitness and to be a stronger runner.
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Old 10-03-2011, 11:36 PM   #26
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Yes, I know you're trying to lose weight. But I really think you should eat more. 1500 calories with that workload is setting yourself up for a big crash.

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Old 10-03-2011, 11:44 PM   #27
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Eating about 1500. Been tracking 4 weeks. Average is 1554. Varies by day between ~1250 and 2300. Lost 7 lbs in that time.

I love running. I crossfit for general fitness and to be a stronger runner.
I understand you love running, but what is your primary goal for now? Do you want to be a better runner or do you want to optimize body composition?
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Old 10-04-2011, 06:41 AM   #28
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I love running. I crossfit for general fitness and to be a stronger runner.
Running will make yo a stronger runner, with some weight lifting tossed in too.
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Old 10-04-2011, 08:03 AM   #29
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Running will make yo a stronger runner, with some weight lifting tossed in too.
But generally not at the same time.

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Old 10-04-2011, 09:30 AM   #30
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Chris, I wonder what optimize body composition means? I think optimize has to be relative to something...?

My primary goal is to enjoy my life and do the things I like to do. I want to be fit enough to chase my kids around and be healthy and enjoy running and hiking and softball and soccer and feel amazing doing all that. So far losing excess weight has been #1 (I've lost 40 lbs already), but as I start getting closer to target I want to finish losing fat while gaining (or at least not losing) strength.

My secondary goal is to improve my running. That's my sport and a big social activity in my life. I'm training for 10K at the end of Oct, a half marathon in March, and tough mudder next Sept.
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