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Kitties
08-03-2014, 12:02 PM
Just wondering if you could combine multiple days calories like if I had an maintenance of 2000 I'll eat 3000 one day and 1000 the next could I still maintain weight. Also could it be done with multiple days not just two days? Will I gain weight by eating more one day and eating less the next days? Or does digestion just happen that quick

CharonRower
08-03-2014, 12:09 PM
Just wondering if you could combine multiple days calories like if I had an maintenance of 2000 I'll eat 3000 one day and 1000 the next could I still maintain weight. Also could it be done with multiple days not just two days? Will I gain weight by eating more one day and eating less the next days? Or does digestion just happen that quick

Id say, hitting macros/calories on a 2 day basis is fine, maybe 3, anything more, Id assume the damage is done (be it with excessive overeating or undereating).

WonderPug
08-03-2014, 12:09 PM
You're basically asking is 2000 + 2000 = 3000 + 1000.

In other words, chronic energy balance determines weight flux.

ironwill2008
08-03-2014, 01:23 PM
Just wondering if you could combine multiple days calories like if I had an maintenance of 2000 I'll eat 3000 one day and 1000 the next could I still maintain weight. Also could it be done with multiple days not just two days? Will I gain weight by eating more one day and eating less the next days? Or does digestion just happen that quick

I don't know that there's been any organized research done on this topic, but common sense would dictate that an average over a few days is what you'd want to look at. There may be an optimized time past which you wouldn't want to go when trying to 'make up' a calorie deficit, but I have no idea what that might be (and personally, I don't intend to bother trying to find out).


Common sense (there's that phrase again) would dictate that probably the best course of action would be to simply eat to requirement each day, therefore making the entire subject moot.

Gxp23
08-03-2014, 01:28 PM
Calorie intake window.

ironwill2008
08-03-2014, 01:30 PM
Calorie intake window.

I think it's more like a 'calorie airplane hangar door.'

KobiDC
08-03-2014, 01:34 PM
Common sense (there's that phrase again) would dictate that probably the best course of action would be to simply eat to requirement each day, therefore making the entire subject moot.

Perfect.

Keep it simple OP. :)

Gxp23
08-03-2014, 01:40 PM
I think it's more like a 'calorie airplane hangar door.'

That seems more logical.

mcaton2
08-03-2014, 02:31 PM
Just wondering if you could combine multiple days calories like if I had an maintenance of 2000 I'll eat 3000 one day and 1000 the next could I still maintain weight. Also could it be done with multiple days not just two days? Will I gain weight by eating more one day and eating less the next days? Or does digestion just happen that quick

This works better if you're eating high calories 24-36 hours PWO, and lower calories but still higher protein after that. 1,000 calories is really low for daily intake. People cycle calories with good results, but I don't think it would be a good idea to swing calories up and down around maintenance more than 700, probably 600 given your weight. You might be able to pull off 1,000 calories with good results though. Similar to an IF regimen.