I think the calorie allotment for the day is too high and i'm scared to eat that amount because i'll never lose weight at 2000 calories...that just doesn't make sense, even years ago on a doctors prescribed diet it was only 1,200 calories...now true i didn't stick to it well though...shouldn't hunger and energy level be a better judge of wether i'm eating enough calories? verses focusing on a number? i think 1,800 is a good goal, but correct me if i am wrong...christen
8/21/2010 10:07:48 PM
This article is very helpful. I lose weight when I get the recommended amount of calories set by SparkPeople. Before I started tracking my calorie intake, I did not lose one pound. It is amazing how I lose weight just by eating more calories. Even more amazing is my blood preasure is back to normal. I appreciate SparkPeople and all it has to offer.
Good article. I really have a hard time getting up to my calorie goals. Carbs make me very tired, so i don't get anywhere near enough. Fruit is fine, and I can do crackers early in the day...but spaghetti for dinner, and I'm done. It's frustrating to know I'm over weight and under fed.
7/6/2010 8:57:03 PM
Thank you! I appreciate Spark People acknowledging that not everyone who keeps track of their diet is trying to lose weight. Sometimes it's hard to remember these things when it seems like everyone else is trying to eat less.
so glad I am not the only one. I do some of these ideas but will try harder. I have no appetite from an illness and I had a bad eating habit of only eating one meal a day to "lose wight" which didn't work. Sometimes I feel guilty for not eating enough caloires when everyone else in my support group is struggling the opposite. I need to rid myself of stinking thinking!!!
Thanks! I'm on a med that makes me not eat and I have a hard time remembering that I need to put food in my mouth. I'm also on a treatment diet for epilepsy which will only work if I EAT! I finding using the webpage and the Android app this week have been very helpful to see just how many calories I'm actually getting in and when I need to hit my old trick of drinking a pint or so of whipping cream to make up for it.
I to do not eat enough to lose weight. I started using SP on 5/12 and had at my doctors request been keeping a food log since Mother's day. I was SHOCKED to see what my dietary report for each day had to say! I thought I had PIGGED out on Mother's Day but in fact it was the ONLY day I had actually eaten enough! I was consistantly eating 1/2 of the calories I needed! NO wonder I felt awful! Meal Planning is the hardest part for me to. Any help would be appreciated.
I have a problem with no appetite and rarely eat. When I do eat, I for the most part eat very healthy foods. Fruits and vegetables are among my favorite foods, and I eat other good foods as well. I just dont eat enough. Any suggestions Please.
3/25/2010 9:34:42 AM
Sometimes I become weary of meal planning and eat too little to not gain. The tips on adding calories are useful until I reorganize and plan meals properly again.
It is nice to know we are not alone. This has always been my struggle. People look at me and automatically assume I eat too much because I'm "over weight" when in fact the opposite is true. It was tracking my eating habits that showed me how little I was eating and no wonder I was over weight and sick.
It's so good to hear there are other people out there who have problems hitting their calorie goals. The only days I get up into my range seem to be the rare ones when I have an Amaretto. Certainly not the way I want to add my calories, and not something I can do on a regular basis! I enjoyed the healthy suggestions for boosting calorie intake, such as nuts, seeds, and dried fruits. My problem seems to be that I have zero appetite and almost never feel hungry. Does anyone else have this problem? Is there a group for people like us on Spark?
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