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Starting in a week, nutrition question, tracking question
I received my combat in the mail late last week!!! I had planned on starting this past Monday. Unfortunately I was coming out of the weekend from a 5 game hockey tournament and contracted a sinus infection. Right now I'm resting up and plan to start Jan 28th. Given this off time, I've been able to study my nutrition plan a bit better. I have a couple questions about it.

1) You're supposed to have a metabolism reset by eating strictly 1500 calories per day for the first week. Do I do this 1500 calorie week during first week of combat or do I start that the week before?

2) After my 7 day jump start, my calorie needs go up to 1872 based on my weight x 12 as shown in the nutrition guide. However, if I use the insanity calculator I have which factors weight, height, and age and enter 1.7 as my exercise factor, my calorie intake for losing weight is 2112. When I first started insanity, I wasn't eating 2000+ calories and was burnt out for my workouts. When I bumped up my cal intake, my energy level went up. Just wondering which # I'm supposed to shoot for. I also need to figure in Ice Hockey which I play twice a week which burns even more calories.


Aside from nutrition, I was hoping to get some insight on a couple tracking programs. During my 60 days of Insanity, I used Dailyburn Tracker which has an iphone app and was fairly easy to use for nutrition, sleep, and workouts. I've heard a lot about My Fitness Pal from people and wondering if anyone's used either of the trackers I've mentioned and if you have pro/con of each.
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RE: Starting in a week, nutrition question, tracking question
1/23/13 7:07 AM as a reply to bjlasota.
I'm not a fan of how those are set up. First of all, adult men should almost never eat less than 1800 calories a day. Eating that low is why you were gassed out after workouts. You weren't giving your body enough fuel.

What is your age, height? I've got your weight at 156? Where are you at for body fat%? What are your goals?

I use MyFitnessPal and really like it.

Feel free to send me a message.
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RE: Starting in a week, nutrition question, tracking question
1/23/13 7:53 AM as a reply to CoachNorthman.
I really liked how the Insanity Plan was made up. Worked well for me as soon as I bumped up my cal intake a couple hundred. I think part of my problem is the diet plans are geared for only doing the workout programs as your physical activity. Like I said, I play hockey 2-3 days a week which pulls out another 800 cals from me. Leaves me really burned out.

My weight is 156, i'm 5'6", and 28. and my bf% is around 15%. My goal is to lower my bodyfat%, tone up, and get some muscles poping out from under the fat layers. I have a lot of lean muscle from doing insanity and following up with a gym workout routine.
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RE: Starting in a week, nutrition question, tracking question
1/23/13 8:41 AM as a reply to bjlasota.
bjlasota:
I really liked how the Insanity Plan was made up. Worked well for me as soon as I bumped up my cal intake a couple hundred. I think part of my problem is the diet plans are geared for only doing the workout programs as your physical activity. Like I said, I play hockey 2-3 days a week which pulls out another 800 cals from me. Leaves me really burned out.

My weight is 156, i'm 5'6", and 28. and my bf% is around 15%. My goal is to lower my bodyfat%, tone up, and get some muscles poping out from under the fat layers. I have a lot of lean muscle from doing insanity and following up with a gym workout routine.


I'd say 2200 calories a day would do you on days you aren't playing hockey, and bump it on the days you do to keep your energy strong.
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RE: Starting in a week, nutrition question, tracking question
1/23/13 11:36 AM as a reply to bjlasota.
Is it ok to count my Recovery drink as a breakfast during the first week or are recovery drinks not tracked in the diet? My recovery drink is 201 cals, similar to all the other foods for the first weeks breakfasts. I'd count that as my breakfast or should it be added to breakfast?
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RE: Starting in a week, nutrition question, tracking question
1/23/13 12:18 PM as a reply to bjlasota.
bjlasota:
Is it ok to count my Recovery drink as a breakfast during the first week or are recovery drinks not tracked in the diet? My recovery drink is 201 cals, similar to all the other foods for the first weeks breakfasts. I'd count that as my breakfast or should it be added to breakfast?


Definitely track the recovery drink for calories. I'd say use it in conjunction with additional breakfast food to start the day. My breakfast tends to run me about 500 calories with my morning whey protein included. I usually have a little lowfat yogurt with berries and granola.
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RE: Starting in a week, nutrition question, tracking question
1/23/13 12:30 PM as a reply to bjlasota.
Another question on nutrition. Is anyone strictly following the Combat guide? Notice the little notes on top of snack 1 and 2 that says a cup of coffee or tea? I've never seen a nutrition plan suggest coffee, even 2 cups a day.
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RE: Starting in a week, nutrition question, tracking question
1/23/13 1:10 PM as a reply to bjlasota.
bjlasota:
Another question on nutrition. Is anyone strictly following the Combat guide? Notice the little notes on top of snack 1 and 2 that says a cup of coffee or tea? I've never seen a nutrition plan suggest coffee, even 2 cups a day.


I'm doing the Combat workouts in conjunction with my P90X2 program and I am not using their nutrition plan and have in fact generally just kept with what I was doing for my first round of P90X. I'm eating about 35% protein, 40% carbs, and 25% fats.
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