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4th fast

by juliusi on 25 Mar 2013, 09:31

So Monday is here again and I am starting my 2nd 5:2 week.
Over the weekend even if I had my race I gained quite a bit of weight as I predicted. Unfortunately it seems I overeat during my feed days and therefore the sacrifices during the 2 fast days have little impact. It is still true that I have lost 0.900g so far, but probably should have lost more given the level of activity done, especially on Saturday when I run 57.8Km. So today I started to really look at my TDEE and trying to understand what I really need to eat. I have checked various sites and even if you enter almost the same info (they all ask for the same info) the results are slightly different. What I don't get is since my days are not all the same, should I calculate my TDEE every day (well you do it once and have the 2 TDEE) and therefore eat based on that result or always eat my TDEE regardless of my type of day? I say so because when I enter a typical training day it tells me to eat between 2650 and 2750 calories, instead when I am on a normal day I should eat around 2300/2400 cals (the numbers vary from site to site). So what should I do? I want to have a closer look at the calories on my feed days, even if this bothers me a little bit since the 5:2 method is very nice because lets you off the daily weighting of food, but probably the point is there. I have too much on my feed days and I know that most of it is in the sweet and junck food I snack here and there. I am annoyed with myself because I know where the truth lies and don't do the right things to improve. I'd like to say that I am happy with the almost kilo lost, I am more annoyed with my drastic ups and downs I have between fast and feed days. It should be more balanced in both ways I suppose. I am open for suggestions.

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