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JENNILACEY
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1/23/13 9:07 A

Egg white omelete with veggies.



PAXTONBLUE
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1/23/13 8:41 A

The easiest way to get in your calories is to be sure to eat a small snack ever 3 hours. For example, a serving of fruit or vegetables. By eating every three to four hours you will find that you feel fuller longer and your calorie count will come up. When it comes to protein I find that eating nuts or lean protein really helps. I too find it hard to meet these two areas and these are things that I am trying. Best of luck



SPORTYLAWGIRL
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1/23/13 12:24 A

I have the same problem. Check the daily feedback on the nutrition tracker for tips.



MEG-NATALIA07
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1/22/13 9:20 P

Boiled eggs, pumpkin seeds, cheese sticks, canned salmon or tuna and crackers....



H0KIE_GIRL
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1/22/13 9:04 P

Adding nuts when you can helps with protein - and it helps you snack throughout the day when you are slightly hungry. Trail mix/almonds all the way!

Also I try to make sure at least one of my bigger meals (lunch/dinner) includes something that is rich in protein like eggs/turkey/chicken/fish. For me for lunch just because I go home I sometimes make an egg scramble and just add turkey to it so therefore I'm getting both especially if I know my dinner that night is going to be smaller since I'm spending more time at the gym.



DRAGONCHILDE
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1/22/13 8:28 P

Being the same weight for a week is not abnormal at all.

If you're having trouble meeting your calorie minimums, try these tips:

www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutrition_art
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LADYBEAR38
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1/22/13 7:14 P

I am having the same issue. I added nuts and nut butters. Helped my totals a little.



DREZUES
Posts: 10
1/22/13 7:05 P

Hello looking for suggestion:
My calorie count is to low. Even though I am not hungry. But, also my protein count is low. What are some great snacks that will get my protein up that are grab and go? Thanks for all the information earlier on my calorie count and protein post. Everybody that commented had the same answer.... I was starting to wonder what was wrong with me.. I have been the same weight for about 1 week...



 
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