Can my Calorie Conundrum Cause Catastrophy?
The average calories calculated on My Fitness Pal calculated for me to loose 0.5lbs a week seems a lot. I am 50.
According to them my 6.0 220lb frame, requires 2410 kcal a day, and I am always under.
I eat 4 meals, normally a carb with each one, either A Potato, Rice, Pasta, Brown Bread, or Porridge. Yet despite eating what seems like a lot for a sendentiary man, their calculator still says I am way below my carb requirements!
I have dieted before and used 2000kcal as a barometer including training 3 times a week at reasonable level. I did become leaner, and actually looked a bit too gaunt. There was often more illness too.
Since then I have developed chronic asthma, and I suffer from mild to moderate depression. Keeping my calories high is to ensure that I have a. variety and b. energy c. fighting the very low immune system due to inhaled steroids.
(I get around 7 viruses per year that wipe me out for about 2 days or more and approx 1-2 antibiotic requirements)
I wonder if my food intake is the cause all of this of what I can only describe as the "sleepies" which is where the body, following light exercise, just wants to sleep.
e.g. Day 1: 5 mile walk
Day 2: 15 minute swim
Day 3: Bed by 1pm for a nap, completely knocked out, mild soreness of muscles.
I try to eat Lamp Chops, Eggs, Chicken, Curry, Steaks, Tuna, Haddock, Pork, Bacon across a week. I do not ever eat vegetables.
I also drink 1 - 2 pints minimum a day of mixed raw vegetables which include:
The above is blended with water, OJ, and some sweetener like Lemon or Orange Squash, and the contents when plated amount to around 2.5 small dinner plates of frozen veg.
I am quite fat, largely because when I have a virus, I have chocolate and one or two JD in front of Netflix, but I have cut out Haribo as I think these are the worst treat.
If you have got this far and know or have experienced extreme tiredness, extreme post exercise fatigue or manage a debilitating illness but want to still look good and succeed, any tips would be welcome.
post edited by Stormbitch - 2019/01/09 20:24:30