"My Weight is Suffering Since I'm Eating More to Triathlon Train!"

author : mrakes1
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I feel that I need to be eating more calories since I am working out so much, but anytime I push my caloric intake up at all, my weight goes up.

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Ok, so here is my story. I have had a problem with my weight my whole life. About 5 years ago, I finally lost the weight by counting calories (I try to stay near 900-1000 calories a day—any more than that and I gain weight). I have fluctuated up and down 10-15 pounds during the past 5 years, but have kept the weight off other than that.

 

My problem is that I have done moderate exercise over the years, walking on the treadmill or doing the elliptical machine for half an hour a few times a week, but nothing like what I am doing now that I have decided to start training for a triathlon. My problem is that I am using my training as an excuse to eat and my weight is suffering because of it. I feel that I need to be eating more calories since I am working out so much, but anytime I push my caloric intake up at all, my weight goes up. [.....]

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date: April 2, 2006

mrakes1

Master of Science degree in Exercise Physiology. I am a certified sports nutritionist through the International Society of Sports Nutrition,I teach spinning and I am CPR certified. I have finished the 2006 Boston marathon, 2006 IMFL, 2007 Ironman world Championship and I am qualified for the 2007 Ironman 70.3 World Championship. I write for Triathlete magazine and I love writing for BT.com!

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Master of Science degree in Exercise Physiology. I am a certified sports nutritionist through the International Society of Sports Nutrition,I teach spinning and I am CPR certified. I have finished the 2006 Boston marathon, 2006 IMFL, 2007 Ironman world Championship and I am qualified for the 2007 Ironman 70.3 World Championship. I write for Triathlete magazine and I love writing for BT.com!

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