Thursday, January 15

The general consensus is that we need to eat about 2,000 calories a day to support our bodies activity level. Now, add in an hour of intense exercise and that number may need to increase. Of course, it all depends on your goals, if you are looking for weight loss or gain, and you should be mindful of what type of calories you are eating. But the point today is to know what 2,000 calories looks like so you can hopefully understand how much food/calories/energy you are taking in before reading labels, weighing and measuring everything. Sometimes the labels aren’t available and you should be able to estimate what you are taking in just by looking at it. Check out this article in the NY Times on what 2,000 calories looks like so you can be armed with as much knowledge as possible next time you are faced with a questionable food choice. Remember, even if these meals are slightly exaggerated, 2,000 calories is what you need in a DAY, not a MEAL.

What 2,000 Calories Looks Like

Workout for Thursday, January 15
EMOTM for 4 min
ME Strict Press @ 60%
EMOTM for 3 min
ME Push Press @ 70% of PP

3 Rounds for Time:
20 Twisting Ball Slams (overhead at top) (30/20)
30 DU
Row 800m