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Yeah, you can do it.


However, you've got to have an idea of how many calories you're burning with such activity,

So that you can know how many calories to be consuming, especially on exercise days.

You must take in calories ( mostly carbs ) to replace and maintain glycogen stores, the "fuel" in muscles.

If you do not replace and maintain glycogen stores, but continue at that activity level, after a few days you will feel lightheaded, run down, and unmotivated.

You've got a good idea. Raising your metabolic rate is what burns away fat over the long haul.

At your planned activity level, you should think of calories as a means to keep exercising.

You need to eat enough if you're going to exercise like that ( you can eat less on exercise days. If you still feel hungry or light headed on those days, you should go for low fat or fat free complex carbohydrates, such as pretzels, brown rice, whole wheat pasta, etc )

In my opinion, for weight loss, it's more important to focus on raising the metabolism ( thru exercise ), and then consider "calorie counting" ( i.e. trying to keep calories to a minimum ).

If you're exercising intensely on a regular basis, it's better to have more calories than too few.

With a raised metabolism, you can burn any excess calories more easily.

Be sure to drink plenty of water. It's good for your skin, and it will help keep you from feeling light headed, especially on exercise days.





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