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does anyone here eat 1500 calories
03-19-2013, 03:03 PM
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does anyone here eat 1500 calories
I am on my first day and I want to hit as close to it as possible. so far I ate

breakfast, lunch, mid afternoon snack, dinner will be before my daughter has ball practice and evening snack.

do I need to add 1 more snack to the mix? the reason I ask is the things I entered even with dinner left me short by 379 calories. my net wasn't even above 1300.
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03-19-2013, 03:08 PM (This post was last modified: 03-19-2013 03:11 PM by CrystalFueled.)
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RE: does anyone here eat 1500 calories
Do you know what your BMR is? I can't remember if you mentioned it in your other post or not. You need to net at the very least over your BMR. You need to add more food to get above your BMR.

Would you mind sharing your stats so that we can make sure of your goal numbers with calories?

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03-19-2013, 03:52 PM
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RE: does anyone here eat 1500 calories
We'd definitely need to know a bit more about your stats in order to advise you on your numbers, but most of us eat above 1500 cals now. wink

It is completely normal to not feel hungry at first, though. It takes some of us a while before we get to that phase, but eventually you will able to hit your goals no problem.

It may be helpful to add some good fats to your diet until that happens. Fats have more cals than protein or carbs, and are good for your hair, skin and nails. Good fats will help you to increase your cals without adding much more *actual* food to eat. Try some nuts, seeds, peanut butter, flavored fish oil, avocado, salmon or trout for some good fat. Also bananas and Greek yogurt are a bit more calorie dense when you're looking for snacking cals. A peanut butter banana smoothie made with milk or protein powder could easily cover your 379 cals.

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03-19-2013, 04:17 PM (This post was last modified: 03-19-2013 04:19 PM by sweet_gurl_next_door.)
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RE: does anyone here eat 1500 calories
(03-19-2013 03:08 PM)CrystalFueled Wrote:  Do you know what your BMR is? I can't remember if you mentioned it in your other post or not. You need to net at the very least over your BMR. You need to add more food to get above your BMR.

Would you mind sharing your stats so that we can make sure of your goal numbers with calories?

age: 38 years old
Current weight 180 pounds
activity level light exerciser
body fat percentage 15% reduction is what I put in.
my bmr according to mfp is 1,486 calories.

this time last year I weighed 220 pounds.
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03-20-2013, 08:20 AM
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RE: does anyone here eat 1500 calories
According to your stats in this post
http://forums.eatmore2weighless.com/show...hp?tid=457

Your cals should eventually be upward of 1800+ cals, with a BMR of 1554. So I'd probably be working my way toward that amount. And never dropping below 1554, as Crystal stated.

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03-20-2013, 10:22 AM
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(03-20-2013 08:20 AM)Kiki Wrote:  According to your stats in this post
http://forums.eatmore2weighless.com/show...hp?tid=457

Your cals should eventually be upward of 1800+ cals, with a BMR of 1554. So I'd probably be working my way toward that amount. And never dropping below 1554, as Crystal stated.

thanks so much. I want to up mine a little more to the 1554 and build up to the 1,816?
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03-20-2013, 02:52 PM
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(03-20-2013 10:22 AM)sweet_gurl_next_door Wrote:  
(03-20-2013 08:20 AM)Kiki Wrote:  According to your stats in this post
http://forums.eatmore2weighless.com/show...hp?tid=457

Your cals should eventually be upward of 1800+ cals, with a BMR of 1554. So I'd probably be working my way toward that amount. And never dropping below 1554, as Crystal stated.

thanks so much. I want to up mine a little more to the 1554 and build up to the 1,816?

A step in the right direction is awesome. Some people just go up at once to their proper level and some feel much more comfortable stepping it up. If that's what you know you'll be able to handle, then you go with that! thumbs up You're on your way to a healthier you!

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