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Tracking Food

Thursday, July 05, 2012

I seem to be having an issue when it comes to tracking food. I have gotten much better at tracking my food...that is not the problem. The problem is hitting my suggested intake of calories, fat, carbs, and protein. I am so focused on staying in my calorie range that I'm not even getting the suggested amount of calories!Today, I am about 400 calories short of my lowest number of suggested calories. It's not that I'm not eating..because I am. I eat when I am hungry. I am not eating out of boredom as I once did. But since I'm so focused on low calorie, healthy foods...I'm not getting the needed calories. Tack on the fact that I'm burning more calories than suggested each week and it equals a big problem. I could go grab an ice cream or something and reach my calories, but I really am trying to limit my ice cream intake (it's my favorite food!). Also, getting just the right amount of fat, carbs and protein has proved to be a huge challenge. How do you make sure you hit your suggested calories ect? I could def. use some help here.
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    That's really great that you're simply not hungry. You could probably fit in a homemade smoothie in your day. Milk, frozen fruit, banana. That may get in some good nutrients and help fill your calorie intake. You could even add (a little) peanut butter in it for protein.

    You can also add more to your healthy dishes. Maybe avocado to a sandwich. Or almonds to your cereal. Granola to your yogurt. Those additions are healthy. Avocado will help you reach fat intake range. Almonds will help increase protein and fat (the good kind!)

    And (maybe) you could fit in one cookie every so often as a reward. emoticon
    2087 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/6/2012 12:23:07 AM
    If you are burning more calories then your goal is set, you need to change it. You can do that on your fitness page.

    In order to get more calories, I suggest drinking V8, orange juice, milk,etc.. something along those lines, with your meals to get more calories throughout the day.

    Just remember, when you up your calories burned, your calorie range will also increase.
    2087 days ago
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