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Lack of energy problem!!

Posted by on Aug. 7, 2012 at 7:10 PM
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Hi ladies, I do low impact aerobics 5 days a week for 30-60 minutes each day. However, I'm finding that my energy level while I'm working out and the rest of my day is very low. What can I do to boost my energy?
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Charleereno
by on Aug. 7, 2012 at 7:23 PM
Research high energy foods. For me, grapefruit is very energizing.
LuvMyBoy08
by on Aug. 7, 2012 at 8:39 PM
Thank you!!


Quoting Charleereno:

Research high energy foods. For me, grapefruit is very energizing.

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darbyakeep45
by Darby on Aug. 7, 2012 at 8:41 PM

What are you eating?  Fruits, veggies, whole grains, lean protein should be the bulk of your diet and making sure you're eating enough food...do you count calories?

LuvMyBoy08
by on Aug. 7, 2012 at 8:58 PM
I eat lots of veggies, fruits, whole grains. Not a lot of meat, maybe once or twice a week. I do count my calories, it says I need 1540 and I usually hit that mark


Quoting darbyakeep45:

What are you eating?  Fruits, veggies, whole grains, lean protein should be the bulk of your diet and making sure you're eating enough food...do you count calories?


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darbyakeep45
by Darby on Aug. 7, 2012 at 9:00 PM

Where did you get the 1540 number from?  Working out as much as you do, you probably need more food to be honest.  Do you know your BMR?

Quoting LuvMyBoy08:

I eat lots of veggies, fruits, whole grains. Not a lot of meat, maybe once or twice a week. I do count my calories, it says I need 1540 and I usually hit that mark


Quoting darbyakeep45:

What are you eating?  Fruits, veggies, whole grains, lean protein should be the bulk of your diet and making sure you're eating enough food...do you count calories?



nlonnon
by Tasha on Aug. 7, 2012 at 9:06 PM
Have you had your iron levels checked? Sometimes if you don't eat a lot of meat those can be low but easily fixed with higher iron foods.
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LuvMyBoy08
by on Aug. 7, 2012 at 9:10 PM
I got the number from the calorie counter. I don't know my BMR.
I'm 5'4, 165lbs, 32 years old
I do low impact aerobics 5 days a week for no less than 30 minutes


Quoting darbyakeep45:

Where did you get the 1540 number from?  Working out as much as you do, you probably need more food to be honest.  Do you know your BMR?

Quoting LuvMyBoy08:

I eat lots of veggies, fruits, whole grains. Not a lot of meat, maybe once or twice a week. I do count my calories, it says I need 1540 and I usually hit that mark





Quoting darbyakeep45:

What are you eating?  Fruits, veggies, whole grains, lean protein should be the bulk of your diet and making sure you're eating enough food...do you count calories?





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LuvMyBoy08
by on Aug. 7, 2012 at 9:10 PM
I haven't, but that's good to know...thank you!!


Quoting nlonnon:

Have you had your iron levels checked? Sometimes if you don't eat a lot of meat those can be low but easily fixed with higher iron foods.

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mcginnisc
by Claire on Aug. 7, 2012 at 9:16 PM

BMR: 1523

Maintenance while working out 3-5 days per week: 1523*1.55=2360

To lose 1 lb per week: 2360-500=1860

Your ideal calorie range is 1523-1860 calories per day to lose 1 lb per week. 

You will need some form of protein, even if it is not "meat"...protein helps your muscles recover more quickly as well as aides your body in building lean muscle mass. 

Having your iron checked is also a great idea! 

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LuvMyBoy08
by on Aug. 7, 2012 at 9:22 PM
Thank you!! So eating 1540 calories sounds like its in my calorie range.


Quoting mcginnisc:

BMR: 1523

Maintenance while working out 3-5 days per week: 1523*1.55=2360

To lose 1 lb per week: 2360-500=1860

Your ideal calorie range is 1523-1860 calories per day to lose 1 lb per week. 

You will need some form of protein, even if it is not "meat"...protein helps your muscles recover more quickly as well as aides your body in building lean muscle mass. 

Having your iron checked is also a great idea! 


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