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TCANNO SparkPoints: (336,578)
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6/12/13 9:38 A

You need to get the portion size sorted but it will take time to work it all out.
You will find that when you get one sorted one of the others needs looking at.

6/11/13 8:15 P

I see that you have only been with Sparkpeople for 3 days---so I know you are still getting familiar with the tools and resouces. As others have will get easier.

First, I want you to check your Sparkpeople program and let us know your ranges for calories and carbohydrates. I know that your carb range is not 100....because our program does not go this low. Check your numbers. I have a feeling you can work in more foods.

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SLIMMERKIWI SparkPoints: (243,600)
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6/11/13 8:05 P

Heather - our replies crossed in the wind (and same link :-)


SLIMMERKIWI SparkPoints: (243,600)
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6/11/13 8:04 P

You don't indicate what your current weight is or what your goal is. Sometimes our goal is too low for our body's needs. Often, when we are closer to our 'ideal' weight it is harder to loose.

There are some thoughts to consider:

* How quickly did you drop your calories? I found that when I dropped even only about 400 cal's daily, I got very light-headed, nauseous and suffered severe hunger PAINS. It would wake me often during the night. I had to go back up and then gradually work back down.

* What calories are you consuming? It may be that you are too low!

* What exercise are you doing? (Type and time)

* Do you use the SP Nutrition Tracker? I couldn't see because you don't have a SparkPage.

Below is a link that may be helpful:

Good luck,

DRAGONCHILDE SparkPoints: (61,251)
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6/11/13 7:59 P

It takes some practice, but you'll get there.

One thing that will help is if you are tracking your nutrition here, to create a Sparkpage and share your nutrition trackers. It's really tough to make suggestions when we don't know what you're eating day to day.

If you're getting over 100 carbs, and your range is 100-140 carbs, then that's where it's supposed to be.

However, the menu you just listed wouldn't be that high in carbs, unless you're eating really high-carb fruits (which aren't bad at all, just some are high in carbs.)

HEre's a good article that helps explain how to choose carbs in a way that's healthy for you.

KATYRAGAN SparkPoints: (587)
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6/11/13 7:41 P

Hi. I am new to dieting and am having trouble meeting carb goals (sparkpeople set it between 100 and 140, I think) and getting enough calories. I feel like I am eating nothing - no energy and am a bit dizzy - but I am still over 100 carbs almost every day! I typically have fruit and a hard boiled egg for breaks, fish and salad for lunch, fruit for snacks, and either fish or chicken with veggies for dinner. I substituted whole grain oatmeal for breaks a couple times but that just pushed things way up! How the heck does anyone do this and still have a life? I am trying to lose about 15 pounds in 3 months. I am in week 3 and have lost about 4 pounds so far. I want to keep it off and so need to make this work! Thanks much for any help.

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