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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

So last night I did not have rice. I cooked it for the kids but not for me or the hubby. I am having a hard time getting in my calories for the day eating low carb so I am finding myself adding in more snacks so that I can get to 1200 calories. I am eatting lean meats but I am wondering if I need to start adding some fatty meats. ha ha! Yesterday I had 4 snacks and still just barely got to 1200 calories. I think I am going to have to add more calories into my meals but I am not really hungry with eating this much. I know sounds weird when most people feel like they are starving on diets. When I eat carbs I go well over in my calories but with cutting out bread, pasta and potatoes I am eatting alot more and not hungry. So do I go below in my calories since I am not hungry or do I force larger calorie foods?

Had a short workout this morning as I could not get out of bed so I only go in a 1/2 hour. I am hoping to work in the yard tonight so maybe I can burn some more calories. I snuck on the scale this morning even though it is not official weigh in day and it looks like I have lost another pound. Maybe I can go for 2 by Friday. We will see. Wish me luck!

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  • ADZY86
    If you're feeling good, keep doing what you're doing. I'm kinda in the same boat, my appetite on low carb is really low some days. I do work on getting enough fat in, so I'll use coconut oil to cook and butter to spread on my flaxseed muffins. So delicious. I guess it's all trial and error. Just keep monitoring how you feel and go with it :-)
    1883 days ago
    Think nutrition, not calories. If you're getting your vitamins, minerals, and adequate protein, any additional calories needed can come from your fat stores, which is the idea.
    1884 days ago
    I often add some fat to my meats... pats of butter on my hamburger patty, that kind of thing. If you feel good, you're not hungry, and you're losing weight, then I wouldn't worry too much about it. Just keep it in mind as something to think about if your weight loss slows, or if you find you're getting hungry, or tired. Just my 2 cents.
    1884 days ago
    Good for you! Next time you make them rice maybe you could try making cauli-rice for yourself!

    Over the long run fattier meats will give you more energy to burn (so then you can go burn it!), and in the short run they will keep your body from thinking that you're in the midst of a famine!
    1884 days ago
    Not feeling hungry is definitely my favorite thing about Atkins/low-carbing! I love it!! Glad to hear you are doing so great!!
    1884 days ago
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