||08-20-2012 06:09 PM
Originally Posted by Stitchfluffy
I need to lose weight fairly quickly so I'm not completely pathetic when I join ROTC this year. I work out 3-4 times a week, I do about 30-40 mins of cardio followed by weights. Should I still set the JUDDD calculator to little/no exercise? This would put me at about 1100 cals a day average. I don't want to eat too little, but it also doesn't make sense to eat back everything I exercise off if it's just going to slow things down! What do you think I should do?
I can only answer for myself, but I absolutely refused to exercise and then negate it (as far as weight loss was concerned) by eating back all those calories I'd worked so hard to expend with that exercise!
I generally exercise only 3 days a week with 30 minutes on the treadmill, and I set that so that it automatically adjusts itself to keep my heart rate up where it's supposed to be. So I just do the treadmill, and it adjusts its incline, speed, etc. for me. I usually just daydream while I'm doing that. After my treadmill, I have a 1-hour exercise class. Usually it's after the treadmill, only occasionally I lead off with the exercise class and then get onto the treadmill. Occasionally I skip that class and do the weight circuit instead. Sometimes I do an additional couple of days swimming. The pool is an indoor one at my fitness club, so I do that more in the winter (heated pool) and follow that with whirlpool and then sauna.
However many calories I work off, I want to STAY OFF. I'm sure I'm not in any danger of getting too thin by working off too much fat, but I can see myself gaining back weight that I don't want replaced if I let myself feel free to eat more just because I've done some exercise.