View Full Version : Calorie Confusion
04-04-2011, 07:25 AM
I've been hearing a lot of contradicting opinions about calories. I know they do make a difference, but what is really too much/too little? I don't agree with those who say "raw food enables you to live on less calories". But then, I keep hearing people on 8/1/1 saying they've upped their intake from 1500-2000 to 3000+ calories a day, even if they aren't active.
Just eat when you're hungry or lack energy. If you can't go by this then measure your weight, if you're losing weight eat more, if you gaining eat less.
Calories per day is highly individual and you can't say what's too much or too little.
3000 calories in an 8/1/1 diet: 2400 calories are from sugar = 600gr sugar per day. That's a lot, imagine eating 600gr of table sugar. Quite some percent of this is converted to fat, if you're not active. I don't see the point of constantly bothering the insulin with sugar if in the end what you get is fat -- better get fat in the first place.
04-04-2011, 08:42 AM
There was a post here a couple of days ago by someone who was gaining weight and then discovered that she was getting away too few calories. The same thing happened to a friend of mine.
Too few calories is bad news as you go in to starvation mode and keytosis. That will cause bone density loss and many more problems.
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