Table 2.

Energy and macronutrient intake at SL and 4,300 meters HA

kcalCHO, gProtein, gFat, gChange in kcal, %
ADQ
SL baseline (day −7 to −1)3,3405749076
HA (day 14)3,5576338377+1*
HA (day 1821)3,6796509279+4*
DEF
SL Baseline (day −7 to −1)3,53058910086
HA (day 14)2,1903488750−41*
HA (day 1821)2,1863488650−41*
HYPO
Baseline (day −7 to −1)3,2455559273
Hypocaloric (day 121)1,9502998546−40
  • SL, sea level; HA, high altitude; CHO, carbohydrate. Protein set between 1.1 and 1.2 g/kg.

  • * Change relative to SL diet +200 kcal to account for expected altitude-induced basal metabolic rate increase.