I told you some of my requirements. I am a vegetarian (meat makes my lymphangictasia worse. I try to make my protein goal of 120 g per day. Most of my fat comes from my Omega 3, 6, and 9 supplementation. I would ideally have a goal of 10 grams of fat per day, but I find this extraordinarily hard to stick to. (as you can well imagine). Much of my protein comes from milk, yogurt, and soy protein powder. I also rely on vitamins to help me through. I know I need to increase my intake of all kinds of fruit, vegetables, and beans. I also eat nuts, but they bring my fat intake up. Can you give me any ideas?
I was diagnosed with intestinal lymphangiectasia when I wa 8 months old. I am supposed to eat as little fat as possible. In the past, I have had a nutritionist who put me witha modified diet including lean meat. I am now a vegetarian, so things have changed.
I gain weight at 1800 cal, so I prefer 1200-1400 calories per day. I am tring so get back to the ultra-lowfat diet Less than 10% (in a perfect world would be a ittleMy protein need are augmentted but a soy islate powder )
I use 2 scoops of soy protein in 20 oz skim milk with 4 teaspoons fiber powder (generic benefiber). I really enjoy the soy powder with milk and fiber
As far as the SP ranges, I thing they are way too high, If I were to eat all they day, I would definitely not lose weight Thank you again for your help.
and !! I do the same as Don. It is a method of knowing where you stand with the foods you document. I did go and look at what you can and cannot change and the fats and proteins go along with the calorie intake and can't be changed. You CAN change the calories though which will alter all the daily needs. Open the nutrition tracker and on the tab under the date called tracker options is where you can go. Good luck!!
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'I think I set my diet up wrong but I am not sure. I am just starting out. I Started Sunday but really did not really start until today. Is there a way to adjust the dietart allottment? I have a disorder that keeps me from eating too much fat and where I need to eat plenty of protein, so I was just curious. Margie
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