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Upped calorie intake

Thursday, February 14, 2013

So I've been wearing my fitbit for about a month now. Based on that Spark gave me a notice today that it needed me to update my fitness info, then updated my nutritional needs. So my low end (before my adding the 300 for baby) was previously about 1200, now it's up to 1500 - which, adding pregnancy calories, makes it 1800.
There's only so much room in my tummy! How do I get that many calories and still eat well? Feels funny, I'm not used to worrying about how to get MORE calories! Normally it's the other way around! LOL.
I know how to get more calories by eating junk, just not by eating well! Bigpawsup was saying go more protein. Guess I can do that...I guess I'll go check out the articles for some more snack ideas :)
Happy Valentine's Day!
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    Protien is a great way to fill you up and you'll still be healthy.
    1921 days ago
    What a wonderful adjustment to have to make!
    1922 days ago
    Cottage cheese? Cheese sticks? Yogurt?
    1922 days ago
    Yep, protein!! Great stuff!!
    1922 days ago
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    I agree with FeistyMama on the food suggestions, it doesn't take long to add calories with peanut butter or avocados and they are both incredibly healthy, just be careful of the salt in nut butters.
    Extra protein is a good suggestion also.

    1922 days ago
    Be careful about using Spark nutrition goals with Fitbit exercise. They calculate calories needed in a different way. On Spark, my average BMR burns 1600 calories but according to FitBit, that number is 1200. FitBit calculates a LOT of calories butned through activity and most of us find we have to adjust that number on Spark. I track food on Spark, but check in with to see how many calories they think I need. After watching both sites daily for the last couple of weeks, it's pretty easy to get a handle on my calorie needs.

    If you do this and find you still need more calories, healthy fats will do it very quickly...
    -- A vocados
    -- Nuts
    -- Chocolate Milk (lowfat)
    -- Nut Butters (peanut butter, nutella, etc)

    A small amount of these can add up to an additional 300-400 calories pretty quickly.

    Congratulations of the pregnancy!! Have you heard of It's the sister site to Spark and is geared specifically for pregnancy and post partum moms.
    1923 days ago
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