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SLIMMERKIWI
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5/17/13 7:56 P

Sometimes starting on a medication can influence our appetite, but usually it is only short-term. Certainly, make sure that you touch base with your Dr if it continues much longer. Below is a link to an article by Dietitian Becky that gives you further good tips, apart from the ones she has given!
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutrition_art
icles.asp?id=593


Good luck,
Kris



DIETITIANBECKY
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5/17/13 7:47 P

I won't cut back on the exercise, especially since you are feeling good. Exercise may help to stimulate your appetite.

Plan your 3 meals and also plan to have 2-3 snacks. You are falling short by about 200-300 calories daily. 2 snacks may put you back to 1200. Also use full fat salad dressings for now. Saute veggies in a little olive oil, munch on a few nuts, use full fat cheese and yogurt. This will boost calories and the fat (which you appear to be lowest in).

If you are still feeling a loss of appetite after another week, discuss this in greater detail with your doctor.



KATIEP477
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5/17/13 7:27 P

Since starting a new medication about a week ago I hardly have an appetite. I haven't even managed get to 1200 calories in nearly a week and it is showing on the scale. I have stopped losing weight and I'm guessing it's because my body is wondering where in the heck the food is. I would normally eat 3 meals and have several snacks. Since I haven't been eating as much I have really cut back on my work outs, however I really miss them. I feel fine physically, my energy level seems fine and I'm not overly tired. I'm afraid if I miss too many workouts I'll lose the motivation to keep going. I don't want to un-do the progress I've made. I'm pretty new to SparkPeople and am just learning to make healthier food choices. The only thing that I know to do is to add higher calorie foods to my meals but I am still learning what healthy higher calorie foods are. If anyone can give me some guidance I would really appreciate it.




 
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