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    Dukes is offline Warming Up
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    Eating the same amount of calories on off days?

    the title pretty much sums it up, i was wonder if one should still eat the same amount of calories on the days u don't work out. it seems pretty obvious that u shouldn't because ur not burning the same amount on the day u work out but i just needed to be sure

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    niceone is offline Third Set
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    I eat the same amount of cals on my off days except for 400 calories which constitutes my post workout shake.
    Your body needs loads of nutrition while it is resting/growing too.

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    xmkatx is offline First Set
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    I just read a article on this, "Eat a little less on non-lifting days. This might be 300 or 400 less calories on days where you don't pound the iron."

    http://www.t-nation.com/readTopic.do?id=1021940

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    theleip is offline Fat Loss Toubleshooter!
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    I personally eat a little less on my non training days. I still get the same ratio of protein for recovery but i just get less overall calories.

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    theleip, how much do you consume on your workout days vs. your non-workout days?

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    Dukes is offline Warming Up
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    i read in a atricle that in order to lose 2 lb of fat a week( since 1lb of fat= 3,500 calories) one would ahve to burn 1 thousand calories a day. soo i stick with that but if its highly recommended that that u should each the same amound of cals when i guess i will.

    do u still drink the protein shake on non lifting days, if so wat time of day? because i'd say that the protein shake make like 40% of my daily protein intake

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    theleip is offline Fat Loss Toubleshooter!
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    Quote Originally Posted by natalia
    theleip, how much do you consume on your workout days vs. your non-workout days?
    Well on a day i do no working out at all i do about 1450-1500ish

    On a day i just have cardio i do around 1550-1600 and on a day i do both cardio and strength training I hit at about 1700-1800.

    I do 6 days cardio and 4 days strength training. For my activity and size this suits me pretty good. However each day i make sure to get te same protein ratio of 40% for my muscle recovery.

    I only drink a shake on non-training days when if i didnt have time to get it from real food. Otherwise my shakes are for after workouts only usually, the rest of my protein i get from fish, chicken, and turkey.

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    depends on your goals, but in general, I'd stick to the same caloric intake every day. The body doesn't respond instantly to change. Rather it responds to trends over time. You need consistent calorie defiicts to cut fat, and surplus to gain muscle.

    yo-yo'ing your food intake when bulking will stunt your gains. its less important when cutting, but I would alter yoru carb intake, and keep fat/protein consistent.

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    Dukes is offline Warming Up
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    good to know

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