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Hey guys, Again I have a weight question. Seeing as this summer I dropped about 20lbs in 1 month and I really don't want to do it again. I have a question. I am running cross-country for my college.  The whole team is talking about how they dropped so much weigh last year during season. I am back at my "normal" weight 184 being 6'2'' this it completely health. It's my full intention to stay this way. To keep the weight, I am planning on eating an astronomical amount of calories for breakfast, eggs, sausage, hash, grits all that good southern food, then at lunch 2 sandwiches, with lots of fruit. Light dinner, we eat dinner right after practice in the afternoon, this kills my appetite. I will probably also top of some nights with Wendy's late night 99c drive through. If you can donate any other advice or information to "˜The keep parsons not skinny club" I will really appreciate it. Thank you all, Parsonsdb
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I am running cross-country for my college. The whole team is talking about how they dropped so much weight last year during season. I am back at my "normal" weight, 184: being 6'2'' this is completely healthy. It's my full intention to stay this way. To keep the weight, I am planning on eating an astronomical amount of calories for breakfast, eggs, sausage, hash, grits all that good southern food, then at lunch 2 sandwiches, with lots of fruit. Light dinner, we eat dinner right after practice in the afternoon, this kills my appetite. I will probably also top off some nights with Wendy's late night 99c drive through.
Making breakfast the biggest meal of the day is sensible, but eating poorly is not. It sounds like you're running the risk of high cholesterol and saturated fat intake, and that's not a healthy way to keep your weight on (no matter what Atkins says). If you're going to eat eggs regularly, cut back on the yolks"”try mixing one whole egg with a couple of egg whites, for example. Keep your meats, breakfast and otherwise, as lean as you can. If you're going to eat sausage, at least shop around for the leanest you can buy. Don't slather your grits in butter; try one of the tub-based margarine alternatives made from non-hydrogenated vegetable oils. (Yes, fat calories are still fat calories, but at least you'll be avoiding highly saturated fats and trans-fats.) Forget about Wendy's. If you really want to supplement your caloric intake, try high protein meal replacement drinks, only have them between regular meals rather than as replacements for them. And make sure you're getting the fiber and vitamins in your diet you need from whole grains and vegetables. Just remember, you're not going to be cross-country running in college forever. Life is the real marathon, and eating well is critical if you want to go the distance.
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If you're consuming that many calories, make sure to work out with weights on a regular basis to ensure that you're putting on muscle, not fat.  I've discovered that weight lifting is the best way to maintain a desired weight. Just a thought -- won't losing weight improve your running times?  After all, most world-class long-distance runners look like they're underweight.  You can always put the weight back on after the season is over.
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