Wednesday, January 7, 2009

If I could eat

like Tuesday everyday, I'd bet I would lose that 10 lb surplus in no time. Here are the totals from 1/06, and this included everything I ate from waking until going to bed:

calories: 1,958
carbs: 269.2 g
fat: 36.6 g
protein: 78.4 g
sugars: 145.1 g

Now, I was surprised when I saw the amount of sugars I still consumed this day (I can only imagine what my sugar totals were some days over this winter, with all the crap I was eating!). But in looking at some research online, I see the #s and %s of recommended daily sugar intake are all over the board. From, there were some recommendations for roughly no more sugar intake than 30% of your total daily caloric intake. So, from a 2,000 calorie day, you should not consume more than 600 grams of sugar (which to me, still seems like a huge amount!). Based upon what I ate yesterday, I had less than 1% total intake of sugars. And you have to remember, some of the naturally occurring sugars, such as in milk/dairy products, are much better than processed white, brown or corn syrup sugars.

Also take into count that I worked out for about 1 hour, and burned about 793 kcal (based upon the #s from my Polar F6). I think this method of writing down my daily menu will help my early season training. I'll be interested to weight myself again in a few weeks and see where I'm at.

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