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ZELDA13 SparkPoints: (35,108)
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3/6/13 9:32 A

You can add small, healthy servings of nuts to boost your calories, or add a couple slices of avocado to a meal.

DRAGONCHILDE SparkPoints: (57,421)
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3/6/13 9:04 A

Remember that listening to your appetite is how most of us got overweight! It can't be trusted for those of us who have spent a lifetime of learning not to listen to it.

When you're undereating, it's important to adjust your diet so that you can get your minimums, because if you don't, you're shortchanging your body on much-needed nutrients, which can lead to slowed metabolism later. ONce in a while is no big deal, but a pattern of poor nutrition hurts the body, and slows the process.



DIDS70 Posts: 5,079
3/6/13 8:42 A

I don't track calories. I may be one of the few, but with my lifestyle, it makes more sense to track my nutrients. I don't do it here as there is another site i track on. I hit my numbers most of the time. I am not hungry either. Veggies and fruit have lots of fiber so that is filling you up. As long as I am getting in my numbers. I don't worry about calories.

NIRERIN Posts: 12,028
3/6/13 7:41 A

make sure you are tracking a variety of vitamins and minerals as well as protein, fat, carbs and fiber. odds are you'll be running pretty low in a good deal of those things and that way you can see what you are denying your body by eating too few calories. unless you're talking about not meeting your minimum range of 2000 because you're eating 1800 or something like that.
another thing is to pair higher calories foods with what you're already eating. in other words, instead of having three apples, have two apples and a Tablespoon or two of nut butter.

SLIMMERKIWI SparkPoints: (137,898)
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3/6/13 1:34 A

Below is a link with lots of tips that may help you to eat enough:
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutrition_art
icles.asp?id=593


Good luck,
Kris



IM-LUPE Posts: 38
3/6/13 12:22 A

I've been tracking my food for a few weeks faithfully and now the last few days I've been under on my calories. Its weird but I'm not hunger. I've been eating so much veggies and fruit that I'm satisfied. Not tired, not hungry, lots of energy! I don't want to eat more if I'm not hungry, what do I do?
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