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BRATT6504 Posts: 928
7/8/12 9:07 A

I am in the same ball game I am under on my numbers many times a week. I keep trying to get to my goal but never seam to get to my baseline. I get so frustrated that at least once a week i do not track my intake. Please keep trying to get your base but do not over stuff yourself.

BRITOMART Posts: 7,471
7/8/12 9:07 A

Better to balance on a day-to-day basis; while the # of cal. may balance over a week, the intake of essential nutrients doesn't.

It isn't just about losing weight; it's about long-term health.

Try eating more in the beginning of the day; a healthy breakfast (which doesn't mean boring) is the best energy/nutrition start you can give yourself. I tend to eat less as the day progresses. Particularly in the summer, that's the most comfortable, but in terms of available energy, it makes sense--for me, at least.

NIRERIN Posts: 12,024
7/8/12 7:13 A

to get all the nutrients your body needs, you should be eating at least 1200 cals a day. if you aren't hitting that 1200 minimum, run the full nutrition report at the bottom of the tracker and see what you're missing to get an idea of what you should be eating to make up the difference.
if your minimums are higher, you have a little more wiggle room to run under sometimes.

to some degree you can eat a little less during the week [but you should still be hitting your minimum most of the time], but eating 800 cals four times a week isn't going to balance out eating 2000 one day as you'd still be 1100 below where you should be. you can certainly average your week together and see where you are, but beware of having too many three digit days.

if undereating were an occasional thing [happening less often than every other week], it would be fine to let it slide. if it is happening often, you need to eat more. your body needs fuel and denying it fuel isn't any good for you in the long run.

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7/8/12 3:28 A

Hi, I would like to know if I am still several hundred calories from my food range for the day, Should I still eat more even though I am not hungry? This happens quite often and it seem difficult to justify eating just to reach a certain number of calories. So which is better? Also what if I am low several days and than over say on a day I eat out, won't it balance out in the long run. Thanks for info.

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