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February 19, 2014 10:31 AM
Due to some unexpected emergency happenings yesterday, I wasn't able to eat much. So, I missed my 3500 calorie goal by 1500 calories. What do you do in this situation?

1) Stuff yourself the next day (5,000 calories)
2) Spread it out over a week or so (4000 calories)
3) Just forget it and get back on the 3500 calorie track?
February 19, 2014 11:00 AM
I got a similar question actually. I logged somethin yesterday that fit my macros and everything but couldn't finish it. So I ate the rest of it today without logging, cause I logged it for yesterday already.
That should be alright, right?
February 19, 2014 11:12 AM
What would you do if you were 1500 over yesterday? Get back on plan, or starve yourself today?
  9319887
February 19, 2014 11:15 AM
I wouldn't call 2000 instead of 3500 "starving" exactly.
February 19, 2014 11:21 AM
take it as a "rest day" and move on. if you happen to eat it good but force feeding doesn't sound so appealing lol
  34841965
February 19, 2014 3:44 PM
QUOTE:

Due to some unexpected emergency happenings yesterday, I wasn't able to eat much. So, I missed my 3500 calorie goal by 1500 calories. What do you do in this situation?

1) Stuff yourself the next day (5,000 calories)
2) Spread it out over a week or so (4000 calories)
3) Just forget it and get back on the 3500 calorie track?


Oh, God, I know this feel. Work provides little time to eat and it very active, increasing my TDEE drastically.

Personally, I'd do my best to get it out of the way whenever convenient. Maybe the 5000 next day, or 4000-4500 over the week. Just have a big bowl of ice cream in the evening to make up for it, assuming you've got nothing on that night and don't mind inducing a hell of a food coma.

I wouldn't really do the 3500kcal thing and get just carry on. But that's just because I'm me and in the past I've been notorious for undereating and hate it's diminishing returns. Life will always have some kinda problem that will come up and get in the way, you just need to work around it.

QUOTE:

I got a similar question actually. I logged somethin yesterday that fit my macros and everything but couldn't finish it. So I ate the rest of it today without logging, cause I logged it for yesterday already.
That should be alright, right?


Should be fine IMO. I do that all the time with leftovers I bake for the next day that don't fit in a container - just eat it with dinner and have it logged over the next couple days.
February 19, 2014 3:49 PM
I usually bank these calories and try to stay on track for the rest of the week. Chances are I will really want a piece of cheesecake or a few beer by the end of the week. If I don't find that I eat the calories back in the normal course of events within 3 days, I will increase all my meal sizes for a day and eat as many of the calories as I can back. Despite what many people think, it's pretty damn hard to eat 3500 calories a day with any degree of "cleanness"... sometimes you just gotta bite the bullet and make up those calories in bread and cheese (sad times, I know).
February 19, 2014 4:15 PM
The way I see it you can only add so much muscle in a day.

If you miss your calories today you wont make as much muscle but adding those missed calories to the next day wont increase your ability to make much more muscle and will just be stored. If this replenishes some glycogen that you may have used up by being under one day then fine but the rest will just be fat.

That being said we are talking about very small amounts of either muscle or fat gain in one day so it is really not worth worrying about. Eat them if you want or just move on. Its the long term trends that will make a difference not one day.
  18262944
February 19, 2014 4:57 PM
I just try to eat to target each day. Clean slate.
February 19, 2014 5:11 PM
I just get back on track. I'm rarely under, but when I'm WAY over, I usually naturally have a couple of days where I'm under for some reason. I think it's just my body evening things out. Maybe you'll feel extra hungry for the next two days because you were so under... I know I usually do.
  12308502
February 19, 2014 5:28 PM
Meh I'd bank em for Saturday and head to my favorite pizza places for some Pizza and Draft Beer..... drinker
  12269569
February 19, 2014 5:42 PM
QUOTE:

Meh I'd bank em for Saturday and head to my favorite pizza places for some Pizza and Draft Beer..... drinker


I would go with this...
February 19, 2014 5:51 PM
QUOTE:

Meh I'd bank em for Saturday and head to my favorite pizza places for some Pizza and Draft Beer..... drinker


QFT.

Lift hard Saturday morning, load up on protein early, then pizza and beer at night.
February 19, 2014 5:56 PM
You're trying to gain weight. Right? Eat.
February 19, 2014 6:50 PM
You are not gonna go catabolic or anything. For most people that takes about 39 hours depending on activity. Move forward and fight another day
February 19, 2014 6:55 PM
Just resume as necessary and consider you being "short" a therapeutic "fast"
February 19, 2014 6:56 PM
It is ultimately up to you.

If you feel good today, then I wouldn't worry about it. There probably will be a time in the future where you will eat those calories back at a gathering or if you want a few drinks or something.

Although if you do need the 3500 calories to maintain your weight, ( or in your case, you are probably wanting to gain weight?) then 2000 is definitely on the low side. I know if something really bad happened to me tomorrow and I could only eat 1000 calories, I would probably eat a couple hundred more on Friday to make up for it.

Do you feel super hungry, or like you didn't get enough food? if so, then I would eat. Just eat until you are full, but don't overstuff yourself. It just depends on what your needs are.
February 19, 2014 6:57 PM
QUOTE:

What would you do if you were 1500 over yesterday? Get back on plan, or starve yourself today?


actually in this instance i might do intermittent fasting coz i know i've got a lot of glycogen reserve in my tank... not starve totally but go low in my intake if my calories allow for it, In the OP case i wouldnt worry about it, if you are competing or anything and time is a big factor then slip up like this needs to be corrected or even avoided at all cost but if you are not competing at all i dont think it will matter much in your over-all progress as time is not much of an essence.
  45875155
February 19, 2014 8:19 PM
I would forget about it but then if something came up later that week that I wanted but didn't plan into my day, I would be all over it!
  53414485
February 20, 2014 4:08 AM
i adjust my calories. Spread it out to make it easier. But I either eat them or reduce depending on what happened. I like to go by the week, not the day so isay spread them out if your goal is to gain some mass eat.
February 20, 2014 4:13 AM
OPTION 2

TOTAL CALORIES IN VS TOTAL CALORIES OUT


Personally id keep it aside for the weekend and indulge on an extra meal or two
February 20, 2014 4:27 AM
QUOTE:

OPTION 2

TOTAL CALORIES IN VS TOTAL CALORIES OUT


Personally id keep it aside for the weekend and indulge on an extra meal or two
lol clearly i cannot read...it is in the gaining weight forum

EAT it when you feel like it.
Edited by Cranquistador On February 20, 2014 4:55 AM
  47819967
February 20, 2014 4:32 AM
If he wants to Gain he must 100% eat those calories
February 20, 2014 4:49 AM
If your trying to gain weight - EAT THEM

If your trying to lose weight - JUST MOVE ON!

Listen to your body.... !
February 20, 2014 4:57 AM
QUOTE:

If your trying to gain weight - EAT THEM

If your trying to lose weight - JUST MOVE ON!

Listen to your body.... !


Exactly
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