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MizFit

I would say YESYESYES on the more to keep your metabolism up.
IMO women should NOT ever go below 1300 and, if the food is clean and healthy, *I* think 1500!

Amanda

I think you should look more at how you felt. Did you feel deprived or particularly hungry during the day? If not, just the combination of less calories with lots of exercise caused a smaller overall number of calories for the day, but it will balance out during the week. As long as you're not aiming for such a low number and this doesn't happen on a daily basis, I think you're good to go!

eatingRD

Hi! What do you use to count your calories? Is it a specific program? Just by going through real quickly, I would have estimated your intake to be closer to 1600-1700? But, you would know better about the portions and labels. Have you ever used a HR monitor to see how many calories you are burning? I don't know if zumba would really burn quite that much depending on the weight of the person and their vo2 max. I weigh about 120 and did a spin class for an hour and maxed at 194 (it kicked my butt) and I burned 530kcals.
As far as pre-workout food, it really depends on what works for your tummy and if you are trying to lose, maintain or gain mass. A nice combo of carbs and protein is great along with fluid to maintain hydration. It's also important to refuel after an intense workout as well within 1/2 hour. I enjoy those clif bars too for convenience and sometimes make my own to save money. Hope this helps somewhat! As long as you are feeling energized and satisfied!

katecooks

i love your salad making photoshoot :) i would say yes, maybe try to eat a small snack when that happens just so your body doesn't feel deprived. but i think that calorie counts can be hard unless you are preparing and measuring the food yourself or find something exact on the restaurant's website. for example, i think your lunch could be very easy to over or under estimate...it's all so confusing to me to be honest!!

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