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What's your daily caloric intake?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Hygro, Dec 13, 2018.

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About how much is your daily caloric intake?

  1. Over 5000

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  2. 4000-5000

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  3. 3500-4000

    1 vote(s)
    4.2%
  4. 3000-3500

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    8.3%
  5. 2500-3000

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    12.5%
  6. 2000-2500

    6 vote(s)
    25.0%
  7. Under 2000

    7 vote(s)
    29.2%
  8. I eat BrokenErika's memes and no more.

    5 vote(s)
    20.8%
  1. Hygro

    Hygro soundcloud.com/hygro/

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  2. Cutlass

    Cutlass The Man Who Wasn't There.

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    How would I even find the answer to that?
     
  3. Kyriakos

    Kyriakos Alien spiral maker

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    It's over 9000!!!!
     
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  4. MaryKB

    MaryKB Chieftain

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    I eat about 1,000 calories a day. I only eat a light breakfast and dinner, I don't have lunch or snack throughout my day, and I only drink water (and an occasional tea, which I don't think has any calories).

    Sometimes rarely I'll go over, but I end up feeling really guilty.
     
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  5. BenitoChavez

    BenitoChavez Disable emotion chip

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    It depends on the day. Some days I eat very little, like 1600 calories. Some days like yesterday I gorge on ice cream and it's over 4000. I haven't been gaining weight lately and my BMR is about 2200 so adding in a couple hundred for daily activities and I'd guess the average is around 2500-3000.

    Look up the nutrition info for the food you eat and start adding.
     
  6. civvver

    civvver Chieftain

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    Where's the poll option "too much?"

    Whatever it is, it's about 300-500 too much. How did I arrive at that figure you ask? Cus that's about 2 beers and a bowl of snacks on the couch at night. My overall meals are healthy enough, maybe a little carb heavy, but lots of vegetables, protein, fiber and healthy fats and I eat very little sugar. But I completely trash it by drinking and snacking on anything crunchy. It's my pre bedtime ritual, I know it's how I cope with stress and it's pretty bad for you.

    If I had to guess on a normal day though, small breakfast of either buttered toast or yogurt, 150-250 calories, lunch is usually a lunch meat sandwich or salad, and a can of soup, probably around 800 cus I use copious amounts of dressing and mayo. Dinner's a little more probably 1000-1200 and varies, chicken/vegetables/starch or hamburgers/veggies or tacos or pasta/salad, sometimes salmon/veggies. It's all in the rotation. Average day for me is 2000-2500 before my bedtime snacks.
     
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  7. GoodEnoughForMe

    GoodEnoughForMe n.m.s.s.

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    I've gone from about 1200-1400 a day when I was obsessed with losing weight and skipping meals to somewhere around 1800-2000 a day. Days when I don't drink it's probably closer to 1500 since I still only eat two meals a day, but days when I have some liquor or beer pushes it much higher.
     
  8. Peuri

    Peuri Game

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    Damn, you bet me to it with epic meme connoisseurship.
     
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  9. El_Machinae

    El_Machinae Colour vision since 2018 Retired Moderator

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    I do very well at 10 calories per pound. During a weak day, I'll probably get up to 15 calories per pound.

    I can occasionally put away a few extra thousand during a binge, however.
     
  10. Zelig

    Zelig Beep Boop

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    3000+. Since I stopped eating meat, it's a bit of a struggle to get enough (healthy) Calories to cover my activities. When I was lifting I needed to be consistently over 4000 to gain muscle.
     
  11. Broken_Erika

    Broken_Erika Nothing

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    My intake IS OVER NINE THOUSAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAND!
     
  12. The_J

    The_J Say No 2 Net Validations Retired Moderator Supporter

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    No clue, but I guess it's 3000+ (but I'm also nearly 100kg and work out 3 times per week).
    I get per day at least 1200+1400 from meal shakes, plus a full meal for lunch, 2 fruits in the afternoon, plus a bit of extra stuff in the evening, a bit of chocolate (that I should cut), etc.
    I'm gaining minimally, but constantly weight since like 3 months, so I should check a bit more what I do...

    EDIT: Not sure if I believe the wikipedia list. Too many people would need to be too fat for that, and at least for my current living place I can attest that it's not the case.
     
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  13. Hrothbern

    Hrothbern Warlord

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    I have also doubts on that wikipedia list. There are sooo many people on a kind of diet or really careful about it. EDIT and the increasing amount of elderly people that eat mostly less and less when ageing.
    It looks very much like coming from data from RecoveryBrands. A US anti-addiction entity.
    https://recoverybrands.com/consumption-by-country/

    I am for normal days around 3,000 and when something social some more from wine and appetisers, desserts, "healthy" snacks.
    I very rarely eat anything processed by the food industry except yoghurt, cheese, cured olives, etc. And bread, oats etc are with minimal processing.
    Walking (the dog or shopping), bicycling, etc around 1-2 hours a day, infrequent Pilates. No real exercises or workouts.
    1.92 meter, 80 kilo, waist 78 cm.

    I do think that the amount we need or can handle without really starving or fattening is also very much depending on the kind of genes you have, the size of your organs like liver, lungs, kidney, brains, heart, the proportion musle to body-fat, the kind of intestinal bacteria, no history of extreme dieting, etc. Very individual.
     
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  14. civvver

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    I absolutely believe it for the US. Just go to mcdonalds and look at all the people scarfing down 1000 calorie meals for lunch plus coke refills. Plus the morbidly obese skew the number a ton cus there are some really huge people who probably put down 5k+ a day. A normal man who's like 5'10" 175 lbs I think is consuming 2500 calories a day, depending on activity level. That's right on the edge of overweight bmi but it does not seem heavy at all to me. At 5'10" a bmi of 21 is 150 lbs, right in the middle of healthy. That seems quite trim to me.
     
  15. Hygro

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    You know my joke poll option was originally going to be over 9000 but I thought that was lame.
     
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  16. TheMeInTeam

    TheMeInTeam Top Logic

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    ~2200-2300 typically, easily in the 2000-2500 range. On rare occasions less, even more rare more.

    Are the wiki numbers really accurate? The averages for some countries with reputations for being in bad shape would be surprisingly well fed if you believe this.
     
  17. Kyriakos

    Kyriakos Alien spiral maker

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    As noted, metabolism plays a huge role. Even liquid retention etc. One can eat far less and still gain weight, while another will keep losing weight. I've been to both states. Actually i have been (in adult life) likely one of very few people who for a time weighted 55 kilograms (my height is 1,72 metres) and another time weighted double that (110 kilograms...).
    Now i am quite thin again, though not 55 kilos. Likely a little bit below 70 though (havent checked).
     
  18. REDY

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    I have no idea but I have made calculation that I am definately gettin more calories from beer than from food :sad:

    I am 173 /69

    When I live healthy I actually gain kilograms (muscles?) , when not I am losing weight
     
  19. Ajidica

    Ajidica High Quality Person

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    No idea, but probably 1800 on average.
    I tend to operate on the "are my skinny jeans getting tight" principle. If they are, I make sure I eat/drink less until they aren't tight. So far it works pretty well. Lost like 10 lbs over the last year and half.
     
  20. hobbsyoyo

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    Probably 3-5k calories.

    1.905 m / 127 kg
     
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