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Having Trouble Eating Enough? Use These Calorie-Boosting Tips

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  • Today was not a healthy caloric intake day. I didn't eat till late so 12 fries half cheeseburger & vanilla shake. Will try to balance it veggies......
  • My daily calorie intake hovers around 980-1060. Some days it's around 740... It isn't from the psychological issues of being overweight and thus avoiding food, I am just never really physically hungry. Before I started on my dietary change from junk food to healthy, low fat/low sodium/high protein options I would normally only eat 1 meal a day just because I wasnt hungry. I can not understand how people graze all day on food, because I never have. I've always ate when I was hungry and that was always rare...yet here I am at 220 lbs @ 5'4". I have recently started FORCING myself to eat portioned cheeses, apples, yogurt, dates, and raisins. Oddly enough the raisins and dates may throw my carbs through the roof, but the extra energy is very much welcome. Still...the lack of an appetite is slow to change. (Also, I have a clean bill of health with the exception of pre-hypertension.)
  • To be honest, if this were my problem, I probably wouldn't have been on this site to begin with.
  • I keep plenty of fruit; apples oranges, strawberries on hand to help keep me full. If I overeat I snack on fruit the rest of the day to cut down on calories.
  • Seeds, nuts and whole grain sugar free bread are good ways to get fiber and other nutrients in.
  • I don't do smoothies or protein bars
  • I am on a low cholesterol diet so adding more dairy, eggs or meat products to my diet is really not an option. I know that there are a lot of folks that are on a very limited income, as am I and those supplemental drinks can be quite expensive. Adding extra sugar or honey to foods seems sort of counter productive since we are trying to eat healthier and limit our added sugars. There are some great suggestions if you do not have any other health issues or financial restraints.
  • I sometimes have trouble meeting my calorie requirements at the end of the month because I am on a limited income. I do find it discouraging that this article is not vegan or vegetarian oriented. I do not drink diary milk and I do not eat egg yolks because I am on a low cholesterol diet. I do take medication for that as well. I guess this article is good for younger people or those on a main stream diet. I am used to being an outsider my whole life, however, and am pretty good at relying on my own initiative and resources when I have to--I love SP but I am on my own food journey.
    If you are not satisfied, you will quit any plan you are on! Semi starvation does not last. Eat more, your brain runs on Glucose only. Otherwise you act like a witch, no body wants a witch around them, even if you are slim!!
  • Getting enough calories has never been my problem.
  • Yes, I also noticed a lot of sugar suggestions lurking in there! Although I eat a lot of fruit, I think adding more sugar into my diet would be a backwards step.. After all, I didn't get overweight by eating fruit lol!!!
  • Some good tips but, seriously, adding extra sugar to our diets is horrible advice. This article needs to be updated to 2017 health standards. Sugar causes a host of health problems. Add healthy calories, not junk calories.
    See a real, live, dietitian if you honestly have problems with this.......

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