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6/26/12 9:01 A

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I like the suggestions everyone else has given. You can also try to eat just a tiny bit more at each of your meals, or add a second snack to the afternoon. Balance is important, and you don't want to under-eat. When I first started adding a whole bunch of freggies to my diet, I was starting to hit way under my calorie range too, and it was frustrating, because I was full and didn't want to eat more. But that's when my 8-month plateau started...I do wish I had made the effort to reach my calorie range then.

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6/25/12 10:53 P

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Eating lots more fruits and veggies and eating healthy is great.
Congratulations on finding new healthy foods that make the journey easier for you.
You may feel full because they have so much more fiber in your diet which keeps you from feeling hungry. You can add fiber to your tracker to see how you are doing. SP recommends 25-35 gms/day. You can still eat those fruits and veggies and add a small serving of 2-3 ounces of a lean protein and a very small portion of a high fiber starch to your meals.
Examples:Oatmeal or other cereal with fruit, 1/2 sandwich with a salad and fruit and chicken with 1/2 baked potato with veggies and fruit for dinner. This usually comes in around 1250 calories a day and ticks all the boxes.

Here are some reasons why you may want to continue to look for more items to add to your healthy eating so the journey keeps going so well.
Fresh fruit and veggies are seasonal so what are you going to do in the winter?
If you eat too few calories, you may feel hungry the next day and want to overeat.
If you eat too few calories each day your body may go into starvation mode and you can plateau. Read SP articles on "starvation mode."

Good luck and glad you asked the question.









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6/25/12 9:53 P

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possibly just up your portions for the chicken/turkey at dinner and maybe add an extra slice or two of lunch meat on your sandwich. what's your protein goal? what is your normal range?

another option would be switching to greek yogurt which has more protein than other yogurts. I worry less about carbs, especially if I'm close to the minimum, but that's me.

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6/25/12 9:31 P

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Add guacamole or hummus to your veggies. They are still healthy but they add good fats to your diet

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6/25/12 3:14 P

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My only suggestion would be to keep the protein up. Different things work for different people, and if you feel full great, but pay attention to other signs as well. If eating like this is satisfying and you see the scale move in a positive direction, you keep up your energy and workouts, and you are generally making progress stay with it. If you do need adjustment I say look into ways to get more protein. Try adding powder to a smoothie with fruits and veg.

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6/25/12 3:04 P

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I am eating breakfast.

Typically I eat:

a bowl of oatmeal or cereal for breakfast
3 slices of turkey bacon
watermelon
V8 juice

Lunch
celery,carrots,ranch dip
apple sauce
some sort of sandwich


Snack
cantaloupe
yogurt

Dinner
Chicken or turkey
corn and fruits and veggies


I'm running low on protein and I typically barely make it over my carb goal

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CERULEANSIN516's Photo CERULEANSIN516 SparkPoints: (12,171)
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6/25/12 12:46 P

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It's awesome that you are adding in more fruits and veggies! Woohoo!

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Just don't forget you still need a balanced diet. That includes plenty of carbs/ fats/ protein and to hit your calorie range. It's important to get all of what your body needs to survive! If you are constantly working out and burning calories but not eating all the calories your body needs, you will most likely gain weight. I know it can be tough, but try getting most of your calories in during the morning and eating lightly in the afternoon.

Are you meeting the carbs/ fats/ protein ranges?
Are you eating breakfast?

Good Luck!


Edited by: CERULEANSIN516 at: 6/25/2012 (12:52)

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6/25/12 12:09 P

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So here's the thing, I've been adding a lot more fruits and veggies into my diet...but here's my question. Now my tracker is starting to go all crazy under because I'm eating veggies.So what do I do? I feel good because I'm eating healthy, I'm never really hungry...but I'm slacking in almost every dept with the introduction of fruits and veggies.Advice?

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