When I had to increase calories for maintenance, I got really hung up on it mentally. I will say, though, that it helped to increase little by little over time. I went up by 100 calories every few days or week. I find it hard to eat that many calories, though, without feeling like I'm overeating or slipping into bad food choices (unhealthy usually equals more calories, which makes it easier to get into calorie range--so hard not to do!). Try eating calorie dense stuff, like peanut butter, that ups the calories without putting a lot of volume into the belly.
“Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle.”
--Christian D. Larson
| current weight: 123.4