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I agree with the others. You shouldn't be afraid to eat in your range! 1300 calories is not going to make you gain weight, pretty much no matter what size you are (unless you're extremely short, under 5'0 and are completely inactive or have metabolic issues.)
Food is fuel, and if you want your body to be healthy, you shouldn't be afraid of it!
SP has a great article full of calorie-boosting tips without filling up on junk or dense, heavy food:
"Toning" is marketing muscles to women who are afraid if they pick up a barbell, they'll leave the gym looking like She-Hulk. It doesn't happen, what does happen is you get results. Lifting Barbie weights does nothing but waste time.
I see that you are a new Sparkmember as of today. Welcome! At Sparkpeople, you would have gotten a calorie range. Probably something like 1200-1550 calories. What is your range? At Sparkpeople, you can eat anywhere within the range. I imagine you still have several hundred more calories to spend today. This could be used on a healthy evening meal---a serving of lean meat (maybe chicken or fish), some fruit, salad, and brown rice. (this is just an example).
I think you need to share a little more for us to really help. Sounds like there is some confusion.
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