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Need advice on increasing calorie intake

Postby cailea » Mon Jan 24, 2011 10:12 pm

Hi All,

Over the last 2 years, I lost 49kg by "being careful" with what I ate. Since Xmas I have lost another 5 but this time have used a calorie counter as I realised getting closer to my goal weight, losses might be harder. I still have 15.5kg to go though.

My problem currently is not having enough calories and I would like some advice on the best way/foods to increase my daily calorie count. I should be having about 1200 a day (atm only 700-800 :(). Yes, I am dropping weight quickly but I know this is not the best way, however I am not hungry for more food.

A sample day:

Breakfast - low fat yoghurt (85 calories)

Lunch - Homemade soup (70 calories), Sandwich with low fat cheese and salad (200 calories)

Dinner - Lean cuisine and salad (350 calories), diet dessert (135 calories)

Total: 840 calories

I dont eat meat (except fish) and tend to rely on carbs which I am trying to cut down on. Adding cheese/eggs etc means a high fat and cholesterol add.

Any ideas on how to improve/add calories without adding high fat/salt/sugar (addictive :S) foods?

Thanks for any advice.

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Re: Need advice on increasing calorie intake

Postby Trajac » Tue Jan 25, 2011 8:48 am

Why not add a small amount of muesli to your yoghurt in the morning?
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Re: Need advice on increasing calorie intake

Postby Scott82 » Wed Jan 26, 2011 11:45 am

Why not add some fruit for afternoon and/or morning tea. Extra meals will also increase your metabolism.

This website may be helpful. :)

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