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9/18/12 4:47 P

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Hi Tim,
I can tell you that NOONE should EVER go under 1200 cals in a day except under strict dr supervision. if you are trying to lose weight and go under 1200, strange as it might sound you will gain after a bit. Believe me i speak from experience, and really making myself sick doing it.
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8/24/12 3:54 A

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In addition to adding additional smaller meals, here's an SP article that offers suggestion about how to increase your caloric intake.

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8/23/12 6:43 P

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Thank you again. I have changed my settings to allow you to see my nutrition tracker. Any feedback you or anyone else can give me will be greatly appreciated.

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8/23/12 5:32 P

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Adding peanut butter and almonds will help increase calories, and while they both have healthy fats, it limits how much you should have of them. That's why I asked about your nutrition tracker info. To make your nutrition page visible go to your page and select EDIT MY SPARKPAGE. This will open up your options section. On the right hand side you'll need to check the box for sharing your food tracker and then save the change. Making your nutrition tracker can be closed the same way. I hope after seeing what you are eating simple suggestions can be made to up your calories.




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Don't be afraid to give your best at what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves.

It is never too late to be what you might have been.


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8/23/12 1:13 P

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Thank you, it is nice to be here with all of you as well? How do I make it so my nutrition page is visible? I didn't really add extra meals yet, yesterday I added some peanut butter with as a snack which increased the calories and I ate some almonds with my lunch today for the same reason.

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8/23/12 10:34 A

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emoticon TPALMITER and emoticon to SparkPeople and the team...Nice to have you with us on the journey to a healthier lifestyle.

I agree with the suggestion to add small meals in to push up your caloric intake. I went to your page to see what you eat, but it's not visible. Another option is to see what healthy options can be added to your menu without having to change your eating routine. Do keep in touch and let us know how adding the additional meals are working.

You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.

Mistakes are the portals of discovery.

Don't be afraid to give your best at what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves.

It is never too late to be what you might have been.


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8/22/12 7:37 A

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Thank you Amy. Yes, I am a male. I also didn't think it was enough calories. I will try adding additional small meals.

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8/22/12 1:52 A

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On a scale of 1 to 10 I am probably only a 3 on being knowledgeable about caloric intake, etc... But I assume by looking at your SparkPage that you are a male, right?
I would definitely that you should definitely be eating at least 1700-1900 calories. Maybe you could eat smaller more frequent meals to help give you some more calories? I don't think 936 calories is enough for you.
I'm sure there will be others who will help with better explanations- but I do know you don't want to throw your body into thinking it has to "store" calories because it is not getting enough.

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8/21/12 7:54 P

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I signed up for SparkPeople two days ago and began tracking my nutrition intake and my fitness. According to SP I should consume 2180-2530 calories today. Yesterday I ate what I would consider to be a normal amount and according to the nutrition tracker I only consumed 1038 calories. Today I tried to eat more to increase my calorie intake. However, the foods I ate today were lower in calories than the foods I ate yesterday and so far I have only consumed 936 calories and I felt overfull when I was finished with supper. I will probably have a banana later, but this will only add about 100 calories. Do I need to force myself to eat more food or should I just make sure the foods I do eat have higher caloric values?

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