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Apr 13, 2015
It has been over 15 years since I've closely tracked calories and macronutrient percentages. About a month ago, I started tracking daily food intake on MyFitnessPal. More on why I began this investigation in the weeks to come. MyFitnesPal is a very handy tool with an enormous library of foods. I found that once I tracked just a few days of intake, it was super easy. That's because the program remembers your foods and you can store meals as well. However... It seemed to me that it was overestimating my calories burned during exercise. I didn't realize until yesterday (thanks...
Jan 09, 2015
An Ironman® athlete I am currently coaching was diagnosed with metabolic syndrome. The doctor he worked with to lose some weight (before coming to me) recommended one of the foods he considers for long distance training and racing is Uncrustables®. She liked this product because it is convenient, comes packaged like a bar and is easier to swallow than many traditional bars. She also mentioned they are a good balance of quick, intermediate and slow releasing calories. Learning about what foods work for my current Ironman® athlete sent me on a journey of charting various bars that I, and...
Dec 05, 2013
Several athletes (and non-athletes) I know have mentioned that it seems they have a two-week rule. That is, they seem to be able to overeat for a period of time and then after roughly two weeks – boom! The scale says weight gain. The opposite seems to be true for these people as well. That is, when they begin the New Year’s resolutions of weight loss it take two weeks of vigilance before the scale shows a stable weight loss. What is going on? There are many factors that influence whether you gain weight or lose weight. Let’s begin with...
Nov 14, 2013
Q. Hi Gale. ~ I weigh 150 pounds and I'm trying to figure out how many calories I burn when I complete a triathlon. I'm using triathlon training to help me drop some weight and live a healthier lifestyle. In advance, thanks for your help (if you have that kind of info). F. B. A. Hey F.B. ~ I don't have a chart for your exact weight, but I do have charts for a 130-pound person and a 180-pound person. You can almost split the difference between the two charts to get pretty close. You can find the charts...