Meal Replacements may be a good way to help supplement your diet. You could use a product like: slimfast, boost, ensure, breakfast drinks. There are also bars, cereals, and frozen meals, etc.
I also encourage you to be more accurate with your measuring and tracking over the next several weeks. If you are not losing weight on 1000 calories---then I would suggest a discussion with your doctor---maybe asking for a referral to see a Registered Dietitian.Something is not adding up.
Since you are a single mom, I am also wondering what you are feeding your children. I assume you are serving healthy meals with fruits and veggies----this would work for you too.
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It sounds like you need more healthy fats in your diet (very important for being able to absorb certain nutrients). Avocado, nuts, olive oil...make sure these are a daily part of your diet. They should also help boost your calories to 1200.
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well my goal of calories is 1200 but when I recently tracked I am usually under 1000. I honestly don't like to eat lol (sounds silly) I have an extremely busy life so meals are a constant struggle. I make the chicken and brown rice then throw it in the freezer. I don't measure food. I do plan on getting some fruit added into my daily diet. Its hard when its not in season- extremely expensive. I was considering meal replacement for days when I honestly have no time - for snack. See thats my problem - I don't snack I use to eat large breakfast and lunch because never had time for dinner (yes I know thats not good) For me - the exercising is the easy part.
My weight is 120 5' - I just went to the doctors and got a blood workup to for thyroid etc.and everything is fine.
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I would suggest maybe a banana w/ a tablespoon of almond or peanut butter. It is full of goodness.
What is your weight? What is your SP weight loss calorie range? How many calories are you eating on most days? Are you weighing and measuring all your food portions? I see very few fruits and veggies listed?
If you make your nutrition tracker public, we may be able to give more helpful suggestions.
Becky SP Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
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When I originally started,I only needed to lose 10 lbs I was so busy with going to school fulltime, being a single mom and working a full time and a part time job that I gained weight! Figure the stress was the culprit! Anyways, I am not one to "enjoy eating". I found out a few years ago that I had gluten allergy which limits the diet A LOT.
8 weeks ago I started the Couch to 5K and have since gained 3 lbs with no decrease in inches So now I need to lose 13 lbs - but I am having a hard time eating enough calories maybe? I feel like I am force feeding myself and its frustrating. I eat oatmeal in the morning, sometimes a granola bar, chicken & brown rice for lunch and dinner can be anything from salad with chicken to tilapia and veggies.
I do occassionaly splurge for gluten free bread & pasta but rarely eat it. Any snack suggestions?
13 lbs may not sound like a lot to some people but I am 5' and 13 lbs on me is like 25 lbs on a taller person.