Anyone who is consuming 3,000 to 4,000 calories?

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  • kermax39
    kermax39 Posts: 149 Member
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    Im 5'11 and have gained weight just eating 3-4000 cals for a few days. I would easily gain a stone if it went on for more than a few weeks. Iv worked out I can maintain on around 2100 a,day but still my weight fluctuates on even this.
  • newheavensearth
    newheavensearth Posts: 870 Member
    edited October 2016
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    I'm 5' 3" . I have logged 3000 calorie days (yes I log my bad days too) in between my good days. I gain. I have been having creeping gains of a few ounces here and there according to Monitor My Weight. These creeps look like maintenance on a scale, but believe me there is an upward trend. I got my butt back in check before I ended up with a 5- 10 lb problem. And I wwrk out 1 to 2 hrs per day.

    YMMV.
  • fillo_sot
    fillo_sot Posts: 23 Member
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    I'm 5' 3" . I have logged 3000 calorie days (yes I log my bad days too) in between my good days. I gain. I have been having creeping gains of a few ounces here and there according to Monitor My Weight. These creeps look like maintenance on a scale, but believe me there is an upward trend. I got my butt back in check before I ended up with a 5- 10 lb problem. And I wwrk out 1 to 2 hrs per day.

    YMMV.


    Haha if i allow myself another whole month of such i may end up adding a significant amount to.. but am changing it all now. My body is aching for a break from it all.


    I should listen or my rear end wont be happy struggling in my jeans :p
  • fillo_sot
    fillo_sot Posts: 23 Member
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    I'm 5' 3" . I have logged 3000 calorie days (yes I log my bad days too) in between my good days. I gain. I have been having creeping gains of a few ounces here and there according to Monitor My Weight. These creeps look like maintenance on a scale, but believe me there is an upward trend. I got my butt back in check before I ended up with a 5- 10 lb problem. And I wwrk out 1 to 2 hrs per day.

    YMMV.


    Haha if i allow myself another whole month of such i may end up adding a significant amount to.. but am changing it all now. My body is aching for a break from it all.


    I should listen or my rear end wont be happy struggling in my jeans :p
  • xtina315
    xtina315 Posts: 218 Member
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    Ah wish I can eat that many calories haha
  • Cbestinme
    Cbestinme Posts: 397 Member
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    This post inspired me to plan and have at least one day of 3000-4000 calories, to see how it feels. Since I think i now understand weight loss, one day of overindulgence (of many within calorie limits) should not be a problem. If I'm thinking wrong someone kindly correct thanks!
  • shadowfax_c11
    shadowfax_c11 Posts: 1,942 Member
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    Maintenance for me is between 2700 and 3500 calories depending on if it is a work day or week day. I can easily consume 3000 on one day. On a work day plus aikido workout my TDEE ,based on Fitbit Charge HR, is around 4,000.


  • Cbestinme
    Cbestinme Posts: 397 Member
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    What is TDEE?
  • queenliz99
    queenliz99 Posts: 15,317 Member
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    Thanksgiving dinner is around the corner and I am so excited. Can I outdo last year?
  • Cbestinme
    Cbestinme Posts: 397 Member
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    queenliz99 wrote: »
    Thanksgiving dinner is around the corner and I am so excited. Can I outdo last year?

    I hear a challenge! ;) (Tho last year I wasn't counting)
  • queenliz99
    queenliz99 Posts: 15,317 Member
    edited January 2017
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    wrote: »
    queenliz99 wrote: »
    Thanksgiving dinner is around the corner and I am so excited. Can I outdo last year?

    I hear a challenge! ;) (Tho last year I wasn't counting)

    Throwing down the gauntlet!
  • Cbestinme
    Cbestinme Posts: 397 Member
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    It's on
  • Chieflrg
    Chieflrg Posts: 9,097 Member
    edited January 2017
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    wrote: »
    What is TDEE?

    Total Daily Energy Expenditure. The amount of calories it takes you to be work and just perform bodily function to live.


    OP - Maintenance for me is near the mid 4500s. Though I'm 220lbs with 13-14% body fat with very little activity other than lifting really.
  • Cbestinme
    Cbestinme Posts: 397 Member
    edited January 2017
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    Chieflrg wrote: »
    38023290 wrote:
    What is TDEE?

    Total Daily Energy Expenditure. The amount of calories it takes you to be work and just perform bodily function to live.

    Thanks so much!! There are so many acronyms on myfitnesspal :)
  • queenliz99
    queenliz99 Posts: 15,317 Member
    edited January 2017
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    wrote: »
    Chieflrg wrote: »
    wrote: »
    What is TDEE?

    Total Daily Energy Expenditure. The amount of calories it takes you to be work and just perform bodily function to live.

    Thanks so much!! There are so many acronyms on myfitnesspal :)

    http://community.myfitnesspal.com/en/discussion/1069278/acronyms-and-terms-for-new-mfp-members-v-6/p1
  • ROBOTFOOD
    ROBOTFOOD Posts: 5,527 Member
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    I can maintain on 4500. I'm also 200lb. It would take some ridiculous training (2 a days) for a smaller female to maintain on 4k/day. Possible: barely
  • fillo_sot
    fillo_sot Posts: 23 Member
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    Thank you all for your input. This proves that the whole metabolism thing is INVALID and the importance of accurately tracking everything.
  • JustMissTracy
    JustMissTracy Posts: 6,338 Member
    edited October 2016
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    fillo_sot wrote: »
    firef1y72 wrote: »
    fillo_sot wrote: »
    I am 5ft 3 (JUST), I have been logging the last few weeks on here... on occasion not logged anything in due to the sheer quantity of food consumed.
    I wanted to lose weight when coming on here but have since maintained. I weight about 58kgs/127lbs. This does not seems to shift, I did work out for like 2 weeks, 5 days a week and felt not different when it came to clothes fitting etc. Even so I'm amazing at how much i eat and still maintain. Maybe im slowly gaining without realising... ?!?!

    What I want to know is if there is anyone who is consuming 3,000 to 4,000 calories doing moderate on occasion very little exercise and is able to maintain weight rather than add .

    You NEED to see a doctor! I'm a little shorter than you at 5'1", but heavier at 185lb and most days would need to eat around 2750 to maintain with a very active lifestyle (21000+ steps). There are a couple of days a week where maintenance would be even higher, but on those days I take two high intensity classes, plus weight train plus run, log 30000+ steps and burn 4000+ Calories. There's no way you're burning the same without an even higher activity level unless you either have a medical condition or are a medical miracle.

    Haha hardly a miracle, well it may be just that my lack of food scale meaning i may be overestimating at time. While i have a friend who misses out food, I would write EVERYTHING down but maybe selecting the largest calories that i can find on here- as i dont know the exact weight of things.

    Someone did mention a 'worm' or something... I have IBS irritable bowel syndrome which i have not payed any attention to, so it has gotten worse the last 10 adult years, imagine the damage, i wouldn't be surprised if there is anything as such inside.

    Thanks for your comment. All the best on your journey!

    Until you start using a food scale and legitimately weighing your foods, you are simply guessing at your numbers. You'll never, ever have a true idea of what you're putting into your body until you start. It seems like work, but look around you!! Thousands of people just like you are here, weighing their food, logging, and BEING SUCCESSFUL. YOU CAN TOO!! After about two weeks of logging, you start to have a nice diary full of your regular foods, so you can easily pick your entries without too much thought...once you've weighed for a few weeks, you'll be able to more easily eyeball your meat, cheese, pasta and the weighing process won't be as tedious. Like you, I create a lot of many ingredient meals. Once made a few times, it's saved to "MY MEALS" in my diary, then next time, I just have to click that!

    I don't think you have a worm, but I'm not a medical doctor. I think it's more a problem of not having the correct numbers for Calories IN versus Calories OUT.

    PS..I"m 5'2, and 47 yrs old...I've lost over 80 lbs, and I'm now maintaining at between 1600-2000, depending on whether I workout that day.
  • joelo_1119
    joelo_1119 Posts: 120 Member
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    I do 3000-3500 cal days once every 10-14 days , mostly carbs , to refeed during this cut
  • singingflutelady
    singingflutelady Posts: 8,736 Member
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    fillo_sot wrote: »
    firef1y72 wrote: »
    fillo_sot wrote: »
    I am 5ft 3 (JUST), I have been logging the last few weeks on here... on occasion not logged anything in due to the sheer quantity of food consumed.
    I wanted to lose weight when coming on here but have since maintained. I weight about 58kgs/127lbs. This does not seems to shift, I did work out for like 2 weeks, 5 days a week and felt not different when it came to clothes fitting etc. Even so I'm amazing at how much i eat and still maintain. Maybe im slowly gaining without realising... ?!?!

    What I want to know is if there is anyone who is consuming 3,000 to 4,000 calories doing moderate on occasion very little exercise and is able to maintain weight rather than add .

    You NEED to see a doctor! I'm a little shorter than you at 5'1", but heavier at 185lb and most days would need to eat around 2750 to maintain with a very active lifestyle (21000+ steps). There are a couple of days a week where maintenance would be even higher, but on those days I take two high intensity classes, plus weight train plus run, log 30000+ steps and burn 4000+ Calories. There's no way you're burning the same without an even higher activity level unless you either have a medical condition or are a medical miracle.

    Haha hardly a miracle, well it may be just that my lack of food scale meaning i may be overestimating at time. While i have a friend who misses out food, I would write EVERYTHING down but maybe selecting the largest calories that i can find on here- as i dont know the exact weight of things.

    Someone did mention a 'worm' or something... I have IBS irritable bowel syndrome which i have not payed any attention to, so it has gotten worse the last 10 adult years, imagine the damage, i wouldn't be surprised if there is anything as such inside.

    Thanks for your comment. All the best on your journey!

    IBS doesn't physically damage your colon.