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DIDS70 Posts: 5,088
5/1/12 12:32 P

if you don't eat meat, there are other ways to get protein-- spinach, kale. I know you think you eat too much of that, but I am not so sure. Add some avocado for fat. Throw it in a smoothie or chunk it in a salad.
I eat very little meat myself, but don't seem to have any issues with protein or fat. i won't do anything soy and if i did eat meat it is free range or 100% green fed.

TORIAMAE Posts: 1,080
5/1/12 12:30 P

Definitely more protein and some healthy fats....avocado, walnuts, olive oil...make sure you are getting enough fat too!

DROPCONE Posts: 1,541
5/1/12 12:22 P

You also need to add fats to your diet! If you are having trouble adding a LOT of food, nuts are a great source of protein and fat to add to your diet, and you don't have to eat very many to get "enough".

CUDA440 SparkPoints: (65,557)
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5/1/12 11:25 A

even just try adding a palm full of nuts to your day to get a bit more in.
I LOVE this new baked granola and it 1/2 cup has 4 g protein and about 188 calories. I put in a 1/4 cup in about 4-5 oz of greek yogurt for my lunch. And I like to munch on a few of the bigger chunks if I am still hungry during the day.
here is a link to it if you would like to try it:
recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detail.asp?
recipe=2036617


Beckie

RUSSELL_40 Posts: 16,826
5/1/12 11:17 A

yep, you can't eat too many veggies, you need more fat, and protein to make up the calories.

NOSUGARADDED87 Posts: 420
5/1/12 7:03 A

I agree -- Proteins and whole grains.

POSEY440 SparkPoints: (237,110)
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4/30/12 6:17 P

just made stir fry with them

SUSAN_FOSTER Posts: 1,228
4/30/12 6:10 P

I'll agree with the PP; you need protein. Beans, eggs, tofu, yogurt, milk (soy or regular). And yes - you need to eat more.

LOVEMYLIFE1 Posts: 100
4/30/12 5:54 P

Hi. Sounds like you need more protein in your diet. Try adding grains such as Quinoa for breakfast and lunch. It has good protein calories and you can find tons of vegetarian recipes online for it. I would also track your diet to make sure you are getting enough protein and calories. Just add what you are lacking.

JACKSMOMMA27 SparkPoints: (1,171)
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4/30/12 5:38 P

Hi Everybody,

I am not new to this site but I am just beginning to take it seriously lol. I really need menu help!
For the last seven days I did a raw cleanse (nothing but fruits, veg and seed all raw) I lost seven pounds. Obviously I cannot keep that up for obvious reasons.

Now however, I am beginning to eat 'regularly' but I am having trouble consuming enough calories....I don't drink pop or juice, eat meat or wheat....So I find that I am either having fruit and veg all day (with rice at supper) and some kind of soy meat product but by the end of the day my calories are only like 700-900 but I am FULL because I tend to only eat raw veg....

Can low calories make you store weight, or should I just keep going like this and see what happens? I obviously feel ok because I am not eating junk but some more foods to add in would be so much appreciated :) I feel like I am going to get bored quickly eating the same things over and over.

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