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Having Trouble Eating Enough? Use These Calorie-Boosting Tips

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  • I too am a chronic undereater. Yes, I have no appetite. Being on Sparks and keeping track of my calorie intake is the only way I can keep on track and eat a sufficient number of calories to support my activities. I have found Sparks to be a lifesaver in that regard. More articles explaining this phenom and solutions would be much appreciated.
  • I enjoyed this article because it is talking about me. I don’t ever feel hunger pains so I under eat every day. Some would say then why a weight problem? I was eating empty calories befor and now that the calories are healthy and organic it is difficult to eat the recommended amount in a day, yet I feel more than satisfied. I drink 8-10 glasses of water a day because I love waters, and never drank sodas. I make my own flavored water with my own fruits, vegetables, mint or any herb you like. My goal is to work on this and increase my caloric intake.
    The most dangerous addictive drug in the world is SUGAR!
    This article is good advice for the majority, but misses people who are either too busy for meals, or have insufficient income. Those factors cause me extra care of balanced nutrition with the healthiest product I can find. For example, I need more protein, so increase organic beans and rice because that is all I can afford. To get more calories I need with candy with sugar, I would lose more health than weight management can gain! (The most dangerous addictive drug in the world is sugar.) Fortunately most summer meals come from my garden.

    My weight has always been a little below normal, and I plan to keep it that way even if the food is free.
  • Good information.
  • Today was not a healthy caloric intake day. I didn't eat till late so 12 fries half cheeseburger & vanilla shake. Will try to balance it veggies......
  • My daily calorie intake hovers around 980-1060. Some days it's around 740... It isn't from the psychological issues of being overweight and thus avoiding food, I am just never really physically hungry. Before I started on my dietary change from junk food to healthy, low fat/low sodium/high protein options I would normally only eat 1 meal a day just because I wasnt hungry. I can not understand how people graze all day on food, because I never have. I've always ate when I was hungry and that was always rare...yet here I am at 220 lbs @ 5'4". I have recently started FORCING myself to eat portioned cheeses, apples, yogurt, dates, and raisins. Oddly enough the raisins and dates may throw my carbs through the roof, but the extra energy is very much welcome. Still...the lack of an appetite is slow to change. (Also, I have a clean bill of health with the exception of pre-hypertension.)
  • To be honest, if this were my problem, I probably wouldn't have been on this site to begin with.
  • I keep plenty of fruit; apples oranges, strawberries on hand to help keep me full. If I overeat I snack on fruit the rest of the day to cut down on calories.
  • Seeds, nuts and whole grain sugar free bread are good ways to get fiber and other nutrients in.
  • I don't do smoothies or protein bars
  • I am on a low cholesterol diet so adding more dairy, eggs or meat products to my diet is really not an option. I know that there are a lot of folks that are on a very limited income, as am I and those supplemental drinks can be quite expensive. Adding extra sugar or honey to foods seems sort of counter productive since we are trying to eat healthier and limit our added sugars. There are some great suggestions if you do not have any other health issues or financial restraints.
  • I sometimes have trouble meeting my calorie requirements at the end of the month because I am on a limited income. I do find it discouraging that this article is not vegan or vegetarian oriented. I do not drink diary milk and I do not eat egg yolks because I am on a low cholesterol diet. I do take medication for that as well. I guess this article is good for younger people or those on a main stream diet. I am used to being an outsider my whole life, however, and am pretty good at relying on my own initiative and resources when I have to--I love SP but I am on my own food journey.
    If you are not satisfied, you will quit any plan you are on! Semi starvation does not last. Eat more, your brain runs on Glucose only. Otherwise you act like a witch, no body wants a witch around them, even if you are slim!!

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