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4/9/08 5:58 A

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I enjoy fresh baby carrots and red bell peppers...they have a sweetness which doesn't add up to much carbohydrate.

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4/8/08 10:29 P

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It looks like you are getting plenty of protein but not enough calories, fruit or veggies.

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4/8/08 10:19 P

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I believe it is better to go a little higher then 1200 because you won't get discourange and then you can work your way down. This way you won't mentally want to quit. Are you exercising? And try to have a yogurt. Drink plenty of water.

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4/8/08 10:18 P

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Hi Sparkle2008 (and anyone else :) ),
I updated my nutrition tracker more (sorry, I sometimes miss a few days because I use a different computer program that I like better for logging my food). The Saturday meal that you refered too as far as the bagel was extremely out of the ordinary for me. I had an all day class that day, and they gave us panera bagels for bfast, so I splurged and ate 1/2. I have learned that depriving myself really only leads to problems later in the day.

I have added the last 3 days where I've been really sticking fast to my plan (no outside nibbling etc). What would you add to it or change....if you don't mind glancing at my plan for the last 3 days. I guess one thing I struggle with, is knowing what to substitute to make it "better" but still enjoyable. In general I think I do better if I have a whole grain carb with each meal....mainly because I've tried the whole low carb thing and its only caused me problems and slowed my metabolism more.

Do you have some suggestions for adding more protein? Would something like a piece of whole grain toast and an egg or eggbeaters be a good idea for bfast? How about snacks? Any suggestions to make those better? Or sweet things that aren't too processed?

Thanks so much for your help!
~Christine

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4/8/08 10:07 P

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Don't get me wrong, I am no carb-phob... but, when you have any insulin sensitivity issues you really need to be extra careful with the processed carbs ~ most especially in the a.m. when blood sugars often are higher...

I love my carbs, but balance is soooo important!




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4/8/08 9:28 P

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I know carbie foods wake up my "sleeping tiger" and when I avoid them I don't find myself becoming ravenous.

VERY thorough analysis and write up SPARKLE2008!! Thx for your contribution!

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4/8/08 9:23 P

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Written well, SPARKLE2008.

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4/8/08 6:02 P

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Hi ~

I took a quick look at your tracker and I see that you don't seem to be eating the MINIMUM 1,200 calories each day. The other thing I noticed is that many of your calories are from breads/bagels/processed carbs.

First: On days that you exercise you should eat more (1,500 calories should not cause your weight loss to slow down - I find most active women do very well with weight loss at 1,500 calories.) On days when you are not active or lounging around, then you might consider eating 1,200 calories. I would suspect, however, that at the age of 22 1,200 calories is not meeting your basic caloric needs just to make your body function (a.k.a. Basal Energy Expenditure or BEE).

Second: With PCOS and insulin resistance you MUST eat less of those bready and processed carbs and eat adequate protein. You really need to get protein with each meal you eat (including breakfast). I would avoid the bagel (especially at breakfast). My recommendation is to eat 1/2 of your plate veggies, 1/4 protein and approximately 1/4 starch.

Third: If you keep eating under 1,200 calories you could wind up stalling or stopping your weight loss efforts. You have to fuel your body properly to get it to give up some fat. Try eating 3 meals and at least 2 snacks every day.

Fourth: You should not let yourself get ravenous. It's not good for you and can lead to many problems. So, refer to the third suggestion above.

If you need any more info, let me know.

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4/8/08 12:09 P

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If you eat too few calories, the body goes into starvation mode and conserves so it is harder to lose weight.

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I find water, water, and more water helps. I also cut up boatloads of fresh veggies to snack on throughout the day.

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4/8/08 5:00 A

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I took a peek at your nutrition tracker on your sparkpage, and every day I saw your calories were under 1200. Is everything included on your tracker? I am wondering if you are eating under 1200 calories consistently. You should NEVER eat under 1200, unless you are on a medically supervised fasting program. It isn't enough fuel for your body, if you are exercising, you definitely need to eat on the middle to higher end of your calorie range. What helps me is eating lots of high fiber foods, I usually get between 30-40 grams a day, so I am not hungry. On a side note, I loved the white rose bouquet on your page.

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4/8/08 4:44 A

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PROTIEN HELPS!

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4/8/08 2:55 A

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Dividing your calories between meals and 3 snacks allows you to eat every few hours so that you are not hungry.

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hi............sounds like you are in the right range.........i'm not an expert by any stretch.......just my thoughts.......if you are hungry.........you could incorporate healthy snacks into your daily intake perhaps by tweaking other things.........my self i would have cut up veggies for quick snacks......i like the little baby carrots/zuccinni.celery with small low fat dip..........eating veggies is so low in calories it would probaly not affect the overall intake that much........ there are others with greater knowledge here who will probaly respond soon..........
good luck ............blessings and hugs........lita


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4/7/08 11:48 P

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So for the past 3 days I've stuck solidly to my diet plan of 1200 calories (yay!). But because I've done this, I've been incredibly hungry at different times of the day....especially at night (like after about 8:30). I usually try to stave off the hunger by drinking tea or crystal light. I haven't given into temptation yet though.....but it is a little difficult to go to bed hungry....though if it works, by all means I will do it!

Is this normal or should I increase my calories? I use sparkpeople and it did give me a range of 1200-1500kcal, but I'm a little worried about going too high and slowing down weight loss. On the other hand, I know that if you eat the "right" number of calories (ie: not too LOW), you can lose even more weight since your body doesn't feel deprived.

Oh, and I work out about 4x a week....usually for about an hour, with 2x a week cardio mixed in with it.

Thanks!


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