Friday 16 April 2010

Maintaining nicely

Doing no exercise makes it a lot easier to maintain weight.  Calorie burn due to exercise is an inexact science (but then so is calorific benefit from dietary nutrients, so *shrug*) and it really makes it harder to work out how much to eat to keep things ticking over.  The macro-nutrient split isn't so hard to figure out, it's the overall amount.  So while I've been laid-up and snot-filled, I've maintained pretty much bang on the middle of my target weight range (despite having had an average of 100kcals more than maintenance per day of the last 12 day period).  Of course, this is not ideal and I will be getting back on the exercise train pretty soon so it'll all get difficult again.  Hey ho.  And I'm pretty sure that I'm getting muscle loss... it's been 4 weeks since I've done any proper weight training and 3 weeks since I've done any real exercise!

Thursday went like this:-

B - greek yogurt with 1 scoop, fruit compote and grape nuts
S - banana
L - gaspacho soup and a roasted chicken breast
S - tangerines
S - beef jerky
D -pork and onion sausages with potato, sweet potato and carrot mash
S - 6x leftover mini (decent) chocolate eggs

Exercise - still resting

Calories (kcal)
[kcals to maintain weight (inc. exercise)
Protein (g) 139.9 (33.6%)
Carbohydrate (g) 147.1 (33.1%)
Fat (g) 61.5 (33.2%)
Fruit & Veg 11.2

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