If your shared food tracker is accurate, and you are eating 1000-1300 calories per day, you are not eating nearly enough. How many calories does SparkPeople say you need to eat for your activity level and weight loss goals? You will not lose weight undereating because your body needs at least 1200 calories just to allow your vital organs like the heart and lungs to function. The heavier you are, the more calories you need just to keep your vital organs functioning well. The more active you are, the more calories you need, too.
Try adding some lean protein like chicken or having nutritient rich, but higher calorie snacks like nuts. You can even change around the time of day you eat to fit more with the schedule for when you will be hungry or are most in need of the calories for your activity level. Add in 2-3 snacks or small meals if you are not in the mood for large meals.
Edited by: RUNNER5ISH at: 5/16/2012 (18:27)
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as of lately I am having a hard enough time getting enough calories.
dinner isn't a problem. breakfast is 300 to 400 calories. but because of all the exercise I do I am not very hungry for lunch. and when I am I am lucky to eat 300 calories.
I am working on getting enough sleep. I am just worreied that not enough calories will stall my weight loss even further.
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