So excited that the weekend is almost here... On Sunday we are embarking on a road trip to Joseph's family cabins in Minnesota for our vacation this year. I am sooooo looking forward to seeing family and disconnecting from the world for two weeks...
Anyway... Last night while browsing Facebook pages I came across a blog post written by Erica D. House regarding the Tara Lipinski interview with People's magazine. On the article Tara describes a typical day of eating, that sums up to be about 1,400-1,500 calories. Tara mentioned that this is how much she typically eats to maintain a healthy and fit body. Tara is my exact height, my exact age and about 20 lbs lighter than me.
As you know I am an active individual. I intensively workout 6-7 days a week. When I am seeking weight-loss, I slowly work my way down from a 1,800 calorie diet to a 1,400-1,500 calorie diet. Again I weight about 120 lbs on a 5'1 frame. I wear a heart rate monitor to estimate how many calories I burn during the day and while I sleep.
According to my heart rate monitor watch, on a workout day I end up burning between 1,800 to 2,000 calories a day, depending on the intensity of my workout. On the days I do not workout I end up burning about 1,500 calories.
The article does not discuss Tara's workout routine and looking at what she's currently doing socially, it looks like her workout routine has decreased a bit. With this in mind: I do not believe that a 1,500 calorie diet is too little for Tara, I think it is a healthy maintenance amount for someone her size and weight.
The human body is such a complicated thing. We were all created differently! It is important that we eat according to what our body needs. You can check out this BMR calculator to estimate your daily caloric intake for maintenance. Do not forget to multiply your activity level by your BMR calories.
I hate to see people hating on Tara for her eating habits... she's healthy and that is all that matters!
Do you count calories? What are your thoughts on the article?
Love to hear your opinion while I chow down on this delightfully delicious breakfast...
Have a happy and healthy day...