re the Fibre thing, be guided by your body. I NEED an awful lot of fibre - bordering the "too much" that is recommended. Less than 42g daily results in constipation. That is partly why I had to increase my fats from below minimum recommendation, too. The pie chart on the Nutrition Tracker is good for tweeking your diet. When I asked my Dietician about the recommended maximum, she told me that that applied for the majority of people, but it was obvious that one size does NOT fit all. She also recommended while I was on the VLCD to use the benefiber because it doesn't interfere with meds, is extremely low in calories, isn't a laxative, and helps immensely.
Avocado is another really good fat, and Hummus is excellent for Protein and good fat!
Well it seems I meet my protein goals yesterday by adding a glass of milk at lunch and 1 oz. of reduced fat cheese at dinner. Still working on the good fat goal. Thank you for all of your advice. Just letting you know that I have been using the food tracker and this is how I have been learning what I need more of or less of. This week I wanted to add fiber and calcium for tracking. Of all things I'm getting too much fiber! I guess this can cause problems. Little did I know.....I thought the more fiber the better...you learn something everyday
Here's to a better nutrition day and SP's food tracker!
I found I had to increase my protein and fats (fats by quite a bit). I did this by eating a little more lean meat, fish, a little low fat cheese, dried pumpkin seeds and nuts e.g. almonds and walnuts are excellent for the fat/protein and helpful with fibre. I had to do this when my Dietician put me on a 1400 calorie diet because I was getting very nauseous, including waking during the night with hunger and wanting to vomit. It also meant that I had to ditch a bit of my fruit (I ate about 6-7 pieces Fruit/veges at that stage) and ended up constipated so I had to get benefiber for the fibre (and virtually no calories) so that I could increase the protein and fats. Omega-3 Fish Oil supplements are also a good supply of healthy fats, but if you are on medication check with your Doctor first. Each capsule is 1 gram of fat and 10 calories. A drink made with mainly milk will also increase your protein a reasonable amount.
Thank you all for your great advice. I have been having yogurt for breakfast with berries and Fiber One. For lunch I have a turkey sandwich with tomato and lettuce. Plus some tomatoes and carrots on the side. Then in the evening I have chicken, london broil, turkey or pork chops a vegetable and or salad. And I come up short on the protein and fats but fine with the calories. So I just add maybe the nuts in though one handful might turn into more
Meat and nuts/nut butters have protein and fat. Cottage cheese and other cheese also. I make a protein smoothie in the morning and use rice protein powder. There are many kinds of protein poeder if you need to supplement.
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