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Frustrated About Calorie Intake

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

I'm frustrated. Some days I feel like I really have a handle on my calorie intake, I eat within a healthy range and I don't feel deprived. Other days, not so much.

Yesterday was one of those days. I didn't even feel like I had eaten very much, tracked everything, FELT on track and yet ended up going over my calorie range. And to make matters worse I felt hungry and deprived and crabby about it. I was so annoyed, I was showing my husband my tracker and saying this is all I ate today yet I'm over my calories, I've eaten 5 freggies, drank 11 glasses of water and I'm still hungry and mad about it. I ate good, high quality food, no junk, thwarted a gummy bear attack, exercised and still, I am hungry. (and just as a side note, I do have my trackers set to adjust based on the amount of exercise I do, so this frustration comes even after my calorie range was adjusted for my exercise).

How is it that some days I can eat in the 1250-1550 range and feel satisfied or even struggle to eat enough to get to that range and other days I can't stay in a range to save my life and still feel deprived even though I'm eating more.

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    I can drf understand your frustration. I'm annoyed when i eat plenty (healthy) and din't meet my caloric intake. It can be hard sometimes but i def agree with everyone else the high fiber and protein works. You are still doing well, so keep up the good work.
    1160 days ago
    I know how you feel! This is one of the main reasons I go over my daily calorie goal. It's so hard when you feel HUNGRY. Only thing I have found that helped me, was eating something HIGH in protein at night when I was starving. Either leave yourself a cushion of calories for it, or just do protein powder and water. I don't care how many calories are in that protein powder, one scoop is going to make you feel full and is not going to hinder your progress. Hope this helps! You are doing great! Keep goin!

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    1160 days ago
    I know exactly how u feel. I felt the same yesterday. Decided to go for a high fibre and high protein meal instead and it knocked out the hunger. Keep pushing!
    1160 days ago
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    I honestly think this might be a hormonal thing for women. I never realized the severity of hunger ups and downs until I was pregnant, and it seems that no two days are the same. But, also, you might want to monitor your protein intake. I know that was an issue for me in the past when I was trying out all kinds of different diets. Another thing that can help you feel full longer is fiber. There is a way to add the fiber to your tracking specifications--that may be one thing to monitor as well. Best wishes to you. emoticon
    1160 days ago
    Just keep on moving forward!
    Don't give in or up!!! emoticon emoticon
    1160 days ago
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