What I Ate Tuesday

Sometimes people are shocked by how much I eat.

I’m not a large person.  By Western standards anyway.  Of course by Filipino standards I’m still an XL, but I just can’t let that get to me…

I’ve been posting regularly “What I Ate Wednesday,” and Wednesdays (along with Mondays and Fridays) are heavy training days for me… about 6 hours of my weekly workouts occur on these days, what with the bootcamp classes, high-intensity cardio, and often, tennis with my son.  So yes, I’m hungry!!

But here’s the thing: everyone has their own individual calorie needs, based on their body’s metabolism.  Several factors play into metabolism: height, weight, age, gender, body fat percentage (and therefore muscle mass), and activity level.  (Actually, how much and how often you eat also plays into it, though that’s a subject for another post.)  Although I’m not a large person, I’m active and have a lot of muscle relative to my size.  So even though I’m 45 years old, and a woman, my calorie needs are high.  How high?  Well, I don’t know the exact number.  I don’t count calories.  But I must be eating the right amount for me, because I maintain my weight and enjoy a high energy level.

But just so you can see what happens to my food intake on my “non-heavy” training days, I thought I’d let you see “What I Ate Tuesday”…  here you go:…

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