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COACH_TANYA Posts: 3,815
1/9/12 3:40 P

Be sure you are including nutrient rich/nutrient dense foods like nuts, dried fruits or low fat dairy to help you reach your calorie levels without having to increase the amount of food you eat. Nuts and dried fruits make terrific snacks as well.

Coach Tanya

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1/8/12 10:48 P

Try eating small snacks during the day to get a little closer to your daily calorie goal. If you aren't hungry don't force yourself to eat more.

BSHEPHERD69 Posts: 2
1/6/12 8:05 P

Hey everyone, first post!
So, I began using SparkTeens just recently. I am now exercising more and counting calories, etc. I am 5'10.5 and 275; my doctor says I am 20-30 lbs overweight. During the day I do a lot of walking across a community college campus, and I work out 3 days a week for 1-1.5 Hours at a time.
I have quit some of my old eating habits, which included overeating extremely unhealthy foods. Doing this, I now realize I do not need to eat massive amounts of food and healthy foods actually are better for me.

That being said, my doctor warned me to not under-eat, otherwise I will gain more weight rather than lose it. I am aware of this, but I keep coming up short of my calorie goals. Today I am about 800 calories under, average; I am just not hungry! Should I consume a snack/more food anyways so I don't gain more weight, or is it healthy to do so? This is the situation with and without exercise.


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