I'm the big eater here, I think.Good morning everyone,
For those of you who are on low-carb diets, I'm wondering about how many calories per day you are consuming. I'm finding it difficult to eat more than 1000 calories a day.
I consume at minimum 3,000 calories a day, most days fewer than 100g of carb in total.
On my "long ride" days (any day where I ride for 2 to 3 hrs or more in total) I will eat between 3,400 and 4,000 calories, including 140g - 180g of carbohydrate to help fuel the ride.
So I'm "low-carb" in percentage of my caloric intake, but not necessarily in overall carb intake.
That being said, I'm a 6'3" 240lb male that does 12-15hrs of spin bike riding per week. So I need more calories than most.
In regards to getting enough calories... I could NEVER do it if I ate only 3x a day... I eat 6 meals per day, spaced 3 to 3-1/2 hours apart, as well as extra snacks during workouts. Many people, regardless of whether they're diabetic or not, find that eating smaller meals more often can help with getting proper nutrient intake, keeping metabolism active, etc. It's a habit I got into years ago when bodybuilding.