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The too few calories "problem"

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

I just checked my daily nutrition numbers. I am under calories - yet again. You'd think it would be the other way around, I'd be running over, but that is not the case. I try to eat well, however due to my myriads of food issues my consumption is limited. Lunch and dinner look uniformly like chunks of meat next to half a plate piled with veggies, and while it's very healthy (and pretty filling), its also low in calories. My snacks lately consisted of water and almonds, which, while high in fat, are not super caloric. Don't get me wrong, I am not running hungry. As a matter of fact, I felt like I overate today at dinner, which turned out about 300kcal. Well, I guess I will look at this philosophically - I am not hungry. I eat when I want to. I doubt I have any vitamin deficiencies. I should be good, right?
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  • v DAWNSJOURNEY
    if you are not hungry and everything else is good.. I don't see why you should eat if you're not hungry..

    keep on keepin on !
    1092 days ago
  • v LORI2562
    If you are eating 3 meals a day and snaking as well then you should be ok, but I do agree a multi vitamin might be a good idea.

    If you hit a plateau and start to struggle with weight loss then you may have to take another look at it. When you don't take in enough calories over a period of time, then our body will go into starvation mode and it will do everything in its power to hold on to the fat. Hence the plateau.


    1093 days ago
  • v NANCYPAT1
    I am going on the premise that if all systems are good - bowel, bladder, skin, hair, nails, energy levels, and sleep are all good, that I am probably getting enough nutrition - I too add a multi-vitamin just to be safe and also watch for signs of ANY type of DIS - HEALTH. While I am exercising really hard (this summer I have been spending hours at the pool and working out REALLY HARD) the calorie range is raised more than I believe is actually necessary (7-10,000 calories a day), so I also monitor my health in all of those ways and add calories and food as feel the need. Also make sure you are getting your water.
    1093 days ago
  • v MANDYLOVE_76
    You should be good. I mean if you are not hungry and are eating plenty of veggies. You might want to take a multivitamin just to be sure.
    1093 days ago
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