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  • Jordan Feigenbaum
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    You could do that if you fasted for a whole day, maybe- though the data isn't great on alternate day fasting either!

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  • Lee_DuBois
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    So I can't "bank" calories and under consume on Thursday and Friday in order to eat an entire birthday cake on Saturday?....(sighs)

    thanks as always!!

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  • Jordan Feigenbaum
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    Hey Lee,

    Good to hear from you!

    1) I would do it daily unless you're doing some intermittent fasting type thing.

    2) Not at all.

    -Jordan

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  • Lee_DuBois
    started a topic Caloric Compensation for Sub-Optimal Days

    Caloric Compensation for Sub-Optimal Days

    Doc,

    I have a question, that somewhat has (2) parts:
    1.) Should I be looking at my caloric intake cross a longer spectrum that just 24 hrs, say perhaps 1 week? For example, instead of shooting for 2,000 calories/day look at it more as 14,000 calories per week? I don't adjust my macro goals on a daily basis, but on a weekly or bi-weekly basis. When I do adjust them, the increase/decrease is dictated by my weight and waist measurements.
    2.) If my daily macro goals are over/under my target, should I compensate for that the next day? For example, I eat 30g too little of protein (other macros being met), should I eat 30g extra the following day?

    I could be overthinking this, just wondering what your thoughts were. I currently log everything daily via MFP.

    Thanks in advance!

    Stay safe.
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