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4/18/13 9:04 P
Thanks for all the suggestions!
4/18/13 7:10 P
Let me start off by saying that I have never and will never have this problem lol. However, if I have a random low calorie day, I just take it for what it is. I don't force myself to eat extra if I'm not hungry. However, if you continuously have this problem, I'd say nuts are a good way to go. Good for you and very calorically dense. Also, make sure you've had all your servings of fruits and veggies. If not, I'd blend them up into a smoothie w/ some protein powder. You can easily make that into 300 cals w/o even trying.
4/18/13 6:53 P
I often bump things up by "drinking" my calories. Some almond milk usually does the trick.
4/18/13 2:27 P
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You may not need to do anything. If this only happens occasionally, there is no concern. You may find yourself eating at the upper end of your calorie range tomorrow---and everything averages out.
If this is an on-going problem---you first want to make sure you are getting an accurate calorie range from SP based on your needs; and if one is struggling to eat enough food---he/she may need to work with their doctor for further evaluation.
How low on calories? Is this an everyday thing or just once in a while? I eat a lot of veggies and some fruit with nuts and seeds mainly. I have a difficult time always getting to my calories since the veggies take up lots of room in my stomach. But for me it is not an everyday occurrence. I like BUNNYKICKS suggestion. Take a good look at your tracker and see where you are low on nutrients.
4/18/13 12:33 P
I'd be inclined to look at my nutrition tracker and see what i was most low on (fat, carbs or protein.. i also track calcium and iron) and choose my snack based on trying to fulfil the "shortage" areas. Since I'm typically lowest on protein (and, often, calcium) - I'd probably choose a snack like cheese or yogurt.
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4/18/13 12:11 P
soup, celery with peanut butter, grilled porta bella
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4/18/13 12:00 P
What do you eat when you are not hungry but need to hit your minimum calories?
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