Have you thought of adding a couple protein shakes? Protein is usually good (unless you're already on a high protein diet) and a healthy way to add more calories. Otherwise I would suggest bulking up your snacks a little. Maybe add some nuts and/or add cheese to your lunch sandwich. Vegetables are usually low calorie, so maybe double your vegetable portions?
Hope this helps!
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I know that sounds odd. But, it is true! I simply can't get in enough calories and I know it is slowing down my weight loss. The last time, I went on a three month stall and it got me so frustrated that I went back to my old way of eating. It isn't that I was eating more. It is that I was eating the wrong high calorie stuff that was too many calories.My calorie limit for each day (to lose 2 pounds a week) is SUPPOSED to be between 2,320 - 2,670 a day. I am finding is so hard to reach that level. I eat something every two hours like a granola bar, yogurt, fruit, etc. But, I am having problems. My typical meals are:
BREAKFAST 1 Cup Skim Milk 1 Cup Cereal 1 Cup Orange Juice or piece of fruit
LUNCH 2 slices 100% Whole Wheat bread Roast beef or ham Vegetable
SNACKS 2 yogurts a day Granola bar or individual popcorn
By this time, I am usually only at 500 to 700 calories a day. When I reached the 700 calories a day was when I added like a yogurt or something to lunch.
So, that is leaving me around 2,000 or more calories to eat a day. By the time dinner is finished, I still have over 1,000 or more calories left. I know I need to balance the calories more through the day. But, the truth is I am eating what I want. I am not hungry. I do start getting hungry toward the 2 hour mark. But, I eat a snack.
So, what do others do? How do you meet your calorie goals? This is really frustrating to me. I know..odd problem to have.
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