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SLIMMERKIWI's Photo SLIMMERKIWI SparkPoints: (137,682)
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3/31/14 8:57 P



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I agree that it sounds like it is a case of not eating enough to meet your needs.

you will get heaps more help if you make your Nutrition Page available for better input. Also, weigh all of your food for increased accuracy. It is amazing how often we think we are eating 'x' amount of calories, protein etc, but when we weigh the food discover we were way off base.

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3/31/14 8:56 P

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Tracking the food you eat can be time-consuming, but it's the only way to really know if you're eating the best ratio of foods and the right number of calories to support your exercise plan. Too little protein? Could be. Too few carbohydrates? Could be. Too many calories, not enough? It's really a guess unless you have an idea of what you're eating on a regular basis.

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3/31/14 8:24 P

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I have been very good about tracking my exercise but you're right I should be better about tracking my food. It takes so much time if you actually cook your own food, unless you make the same couple things all the time. I will work on it.

Also Becky brought up a good point about ratios. I don't think I'm eating enough protein. I don't eat much meat so that's often a challenge unless I want a bunch of cheese, which can raise your fat totals really quickly.

I will work on eating more fat free cottage cheese and greek yogurt. More importantly I should listen to my body. I so want to lose weight that I'm not eating when I'm hungry but I'm exercising over an hour 4 times a week. One of those days it's over 2 hours of walking. Hopefully the increased activity is upping my metabolism too.

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3/31/14 7:28 P

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I reckon the short answer is... if you're hungry, especially "shaky hungry", you need to eat.

The long answer would be... it would be helpful if you tracked your food and exercise (at least for a while) just to be sure you're eating enough and the carbs, fat, protein etc fall within the ranges.

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3/31/14 7:24 P

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Sounds like you may not be eating enough (or enough of the "right foods")

What is your calorie intake?
What is your protein intake?
What is your carbohydrate intake?

If you make your nutrition tracker public, I maybe able to give more helpful tips. Let me know if you need the steps to do this.

Becky
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3/31/14 6:37 P

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I've been hard at work training for an 18 mile walk to raise money for suicide prevention. It's going pretty well as I've walked almost 60 miles in the last month.

Since I'm very overweight and out of shape it's slow going. My concern at this point is that I'm really hungry a lot now. I'm not dieting so much but focusing on eating better (tons of veggies, whole grains and lean meatless protein).

Yesterday I walked 8 miles and today I'm so shaky hungry. I don't want to undo all the work I've done though. Does anyone have any thoughts or tips on keeping a good balance?

Thanks so much,
Brewery Chick

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