September 30, 2013 No weight this week.
today is officially a rest day. I decided to conduct an experiment and
wear my heart rate monitor for a full day in order to see an accurate
picture of my caloric needs. This is what I got.
Calories Burned: 3806
Hourly Average: 185
I indeed burned 3806 calories on a non workout day then on my actual
workout days I should have lost a bunch of weight as I was burning more
than I was eating in general.
I don't know how accurate it is so I did some corroborative research on the ACE Fitness site's calorie calculator.
According to it, I should be eating about 3581 calories to maintain my
weight if I'm working out 6-7 days a week and 3217 calories daily if
working out 3-5 days a week. In order to lose, I would need to eat a
couple hundred calories less per day. A few days ago my coach, Chris
Hauth, told me "It's easy, just eat three squares a day about a thousand
calories at each meal."
There is a test called RMR or RESTING METABOLIC RATE TESTING like the one offered by Phase IV
in Santa Monica, CA that can measure your metabolic rate by your VO2
usage at rest. This test can give you a very accurate picture of what
your nutritional needs are and based on that you can make adjustments.
is only one problem. When it comes to counting calories, I am a dismal
failure! So the struggle continues. Lately, I know what I'm doing wrong
and I know what I should be doing to correct it. But I just haven't been
doing what I should be. My mind is distracted with other things.
was interesting to do the experiment. The only thing I seem to be
successful at today was losing my beloved Oakleys. I am crushed as I got
them right before I started Ironman training and they have been with me