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JENSTRESS Posts: 3,683
3/18/13 11:24 A

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Well, I would pre-make some of your own shakes with better calories. Then, I would add more healthy snacks. Heck, even if you are eating a 200 cal granola bar. That might not be the best, but there are some decent ones out there. But if you need those shakes, use it. Then just buy some granola bars with nuts, or something to help you stay satisfied with more calories!

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3/18/13 10:37 A

I do eat whole foods but lately my choice has been to grab a shake or to not eat at all.

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CMCOLE Posts: 2,667
3/18/13 7:35 A

you could switch them up and mix them with water and/or almond milk (unsweetened doesn't have lots of nasty additives)

I'd not survive on just shakes. I think my mouth prefers chewing my calories.

Cut up some veggies and bring along some hummus or something.
A handful of nuts (unsalted are better)
A nice apple, banana, pear
A cup of berries (fresh or frozen & thawed) with or without yogurt

3/18/13 7:07 A

I agree - natural whole foods is the way to go. Those shakes are basically sugar water - yikes.

My shake in the morning is 1/2 cup 2% milk, 1/2 c. lowfat (2%) plain greek yogurt, 1/4 c. frozen spinach, 1/2 frozen banana, 1/2 c frozen mango, 1/4 c. rolled oats - water as needed to make it thin enough to drink - yum!

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3/18/13 12:50 A

I would consider transitioning to natural, whole foods.

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UNIDENT Posts: 33,498
3/18/13 12:30 A

I believe you can make them with water. Might depend on the brand.

Deb, in New Zealand
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3/18/13 12:26 A

UNIDENT- If I doubled my lunch shake (and just had 1 for breakfast) that would make for 24 oz of milk in a day, and 33 gm of sugar,is this an okay amount for a day?

Each Shake (1 scoop) takes 8 oz of milk, and each scoop has 11 grams of sugar in it.


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UNIDENT Posts: 33,498
3/17/13 11:52 P

What about doubling your shakes servings?

Deb, in New Zealand
3/17/13 7:21 P

Add a piece of fruit with the breakfast shake.
Add a large salad and piece of fruit with the lunch shake.
Plan 1-2 snacks for the day too.

SP Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Becky

3/17/13 7:15 P

Do you have time on your days off to spend some time cooking? A lot of people cook their meals for the week and freeze them and take them out as needed. That way you can replace one of your shakes with a meal and get more calories. This is the only thing I can think of.

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3/17/13 7:08 P

add some nuts or nut butter

Calorie dense and loaded with lots of good stuff!

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3/17/13 6:29 P

when your calories for the day are too low, this has happened to me before, and it wasn't that big of a deal but now that I am using meal replacement shakes more often (im busy so eat them for breakfast and lunch) my calories are just too low almost everyday. I have started having a really big dinner but my calories are still too low. What are ideas of healthy high-calorie foods I can eat as a snack before 9. That way I can have a sufficiant amount of calories for the day because 700 is NOT enough for my weight.

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