Approximately how many calories did you eat today or normally? Weight?

I'm trying to gain muscle but it's hard for me to hit even 2,000 calories. I'm 125 pounds and if I don't work out I usually eat like 1,500 calories and feel completely satisfied. Today I ate 1968 and only because I had a recovery drink with 250 calories in it after working out hard. I know it's easy to pack in the calories if you drink a lot of soda or have a bunch of junk food. But eating clean and hitting 2k calories a day is hard to me. :( I had oatmeal, boiled egg, milk, banana, 4 ounces of chicken, mixed veggies and canilla enriched rice and an enormous PBJ. I had 4 tbsps of peanut butter. that was like 700 calories. 420 just from peanut butter. but if I wouldn't have had the 250 recovery drink i would have been at 1750...

  • 1,000-1,250
    27% (4)8% (1)19% (5)Vote
  • 1250-1500
    27% (4)8% (1)19% (5)Vote
  • 1500-1750
    20% (3)8% (1)15% (4)Vote
  • 1750-2000
    0% (0)17% (2)7% (2)Vote
  • 2000-2500
    20% (3)33% (4)26% (7)Vote
  • 2500+
    6% (1)26% (3)14% (4)Vote
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Most Helpful Girl

  • On a day that I eat lots of junk food, I'll have 1500+ calories. On days of healthy eating, it's less than 1000. What I eat isn't enough, but I also find it difficult to pack in the calories (without consuming foods that are absolutely horrible for you). Whole foods really do fill you up, and naturally I can eat far less than needed and I wouldn't even notice.

    I last weighed in at 159 lbs, and I'm 5'5". I'm trying to snack more on almonds and fruit, because eating 500-1000 calories per day with 30 minutes of cycling is definitely not enough.

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    • 3mo

      Thanks for MHO

    • 3mo

      Yep yep. You put in the most effort. I think milk is a really good filler. If you feel weak or lightheaded, then just down a glass of 2% or skim. After your cycling would be good as that's when your muscles need nutrition, carbs to replace the ones you burned and protien to start rebuilding the microtears in your muscles. Your body will let you know it needs them later, and you'll get a lot hungrier than if you would have provided them the energy and building blocks they needed right after.

      I use Livestrong's MyPlate app to keep track. Really helps me keep track of how much protein, fat, and carbs I'm getting and what I need more of. Good luck!

    • 3mo

      Thank you. :)

What Girls Said 11

  • Im like 5"7" 125 lbs.

    I eat around 1500 to 1800 calories a day. And im pretty active

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  • I'm still waiting for my spearribs, fries, & Cuppacake from McD's, so I can't give you a solid answer. Thus far, I've probably consumed about 400, if not less. I didn't eat much... But, I WILL pretty soon. 😍

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  • 1800ish 5ft 140

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  • Zero so far 😳
    Was running late and had to skin breakfast to make my train lmaooo

    Normally, I'm assuming 1,500 a day or less.
    5'6" 145lbs-ish.

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  • I should eat around 1,2500-1,500 calories per day.

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  • Today I'm at 0 calories. Unless you count the 10 calories from 2 sticks of gum. Normally, I have no idea. It varies a lot everyday.

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    • 3mo

      isn't it better to have a consistent diet?

    • 3mo

      It is but it doesn't work that way with me

  • I never count calories.

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  • around 2700

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  • I don't count calories and I'm 5'4" 115.

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  • I'm in the process of losing weight. So atm 800 calories.
    And i'm 5'1 and I weigh 107 lbs

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  • MyFitnessPal says 550. Still have dinner and a snack to add to it. Goal is to stay at 1300.

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    • 3mo

      That's super low. :O I mean that's about what I eat some days when I'm not active at all, but that's really low. :O Do you get dizzy or weak in the day?

    • 3mo

      Not really. I don't know, I wanted to lose two pounds a week and that's what it recommended.

What Guys Said 6

  • I've only had breakfast today which was 780 calories. I don't really monitor my calorie intake because I'm skinny and tall. 6'1" 160lbs. I just eat when I'm hungry and stop when I'm full, but I always end up eating somewhere around 2000-3000 calories a day.

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  • I would say around the normal mark I think 2.5K is the recommended for a male my height.

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  • about 3500-4000

    it's harder to gain weight than it is to lose.

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  • 1300 calories

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  • I have absolutely no idea. I just eat when I'm hungry whatever I can afford. I probably get over 2000, cause I usually eat enough to not be hungry and I can eat a lot

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  • 2500+

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