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MAY1787's Photo MAY1787 SparkPoints: (20,483)
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8/27/11 7:42 A

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I agree that eating less can be okay, as long as its intuitive and you are packing the little you do eat with tons of nutrients. I would recommend getting enough carbs if you work out a lot, protein if you do weight training, and fat simply because we are females. You need a certain amount of it to function. Your body will know if you are lacking though because you will start to crave those things naturally.

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MOMMA_TG's Photo MOMMA_TG Posts: 59
8/24/11 12:28 P

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Thank you all for the input. I really don't like counting calories but when using spark peoples nutrition tracker it is right there, so I can't help but think about it. I added one snack (an apple and almond butter) to my day yesterday and that brought me into my caloric range for losing weight. As with most things it is about the balance...I can eat clean and get into the caloric range I need. I felt good yesterday, slept well last night, and am fired up to keep going today. SO again..thanks everyone!

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8/24/11 10:39 A

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If you're trying to lose weight you will need to find out how many calories you need to take in in order to lose it. 1000 is too few. Spark should be giving you some kind of idea of how many calories you should getting in. If not, use a calorie calculator and yes the whole calorie thing matters when you're trying to lose weight. If you're not trying to lose weight and you're full then I say don't worry about it.

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8/24/11 1:08 A

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Oh boy, so true!

Hospitals are terrific for traumatic care; for acute care. They do a really, really good job in saving lives when it’s a sudden bleeding emergency. But in terms of chronic care, they’re terrible; (that is) in terms of the illnesses that most people have, endure, that cost the most money, that last the longest and ultimately die from. -Dr. Andrew Saul


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FIT_ARTIST's Photo FIT_ARTIST SparkPoints: (114,302)
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8/24/11 1:07 A

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I agree. If you don't feel hungry and have good energy levels, yo are most likely getting the nutrition you need. Sometimes a higher-calorie menu can still "starve" the body of nutrients.


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CASEY-DIANE's Photo CASEY-DIANE Posts: 6,707
8/24/11 12:36 A

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Well put and thanks ANIDUCKTHISTLE!

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8/24/11 12:10 A

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I agree with CASEY-DIANE. Listen to your body and eat the foods that you know are nutritious. All this tracking of calories and nutrients is driving us all crazy. It's the phony, processed, food-like stuff that most people eat that makes them sick and fat. It's not healthy fats and healthy protein and healthy, fresh veggies. Eat healthy stuff; REAL food and follow your instincts. just stay away from sugar and sugary foods because they will put the pounds on you. Eat less breads, cereals and pasta and more veggies, nuts, seeds, eggs (and meat if you aren't a vegetarian) and you will soon see results; not just in pounds lost but in how great you will begin to feel.

Hospitals are terrific for traumatic care; for acute care. They do a really, really good job in saving lives when it’s a sudden bleeding emergency. But in terms of chronic care, they’re terrible; (that is) in terms of the illnesses that most people have, endure, that cost the most money, that last the longest and ultimately die from. -Dr. Andrew Saul


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CASEY-DIANE's Photo CASEY-DIANE Posts: 6,707
8/23/11 11:36 P

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Are you full? Do you NEED more food to feel like your body can function or are you just basing this question on numbers? Everyone is different and I think we need to start listening to our bodies more. If you are full and you have eaten healthy and body enriching foods then I think you have nothing to worry about. If you feel like you have not had enough to function I would up the intake of the healthy foods (fruits/veggies) but overall I would just listen to your body and follow its lead. I am learning to listen...I tend to just do and need to listen...our bodies will tell us what is right if we let them. Good luck! [and if you do it this way for a week and you do not get any results try it differently the next week.]

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Weight - 262.0 (1/1/07)
1 Year Weight - 243.8 (1/1/08)
2 Year Weight - 224.0 (1/1/09)
3 Year Weight - 249.6 (1/3/10)

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8/23/11 10:18 P

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I have been clean eating for two days...I know not long..but I have a question. I have had a great day following my clean eating guide lines...thanks to Tosca Reno. I entered my meals into the nutrition tracker and I am a bit freaked out. According to the calorie counter, I have eaten less then 1,000 calories. After always being told when it comes to counting calories to eat in your range so that your body doesn't go into starvation mode...this has me concerned. I have had a great balance of carb and protein today...I've eaten a bunch of veg. I am proud of myself...but now I am worried I have to eat MORE just to meet my "caloric" needs. Any ideas on this?
Thanks!

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