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Having Trouble Eating Enough? Use These Calorie-Boosting Tips

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This is a great article and so true! I had tried losing weight unsuccessfully in the past and ever since I started measuring/tracking my food with SparkPeople I have been losing a pound a week steadily and am eating more food than ever before. More HEALTHY food. I was shocked when I realized that I was under eating, which was thwarting my weightloss efforts. (No weightloss despite working out 6 days a week was a huge bummer!) Then I would have days that I was eating an unbelievable amount of fat/calories.

I don't feel deprived or hungry at all anymore and am looking forward to reaching my goal weight this year. Report
I truly enjoyed this article. I DO NOT enough and what I eat is healthy. I just have a hard time fathoming eating 5-6 times a day no matter how small the portions. This article has so inspired me. Thank you so much!! Report
Thanks for the tips. My biggest issue is that my appetite problems are because of my medication and I can't stop taking it (I really won't eat then). I was always a healthy eater, then add to that never being hungry and my calorie intake was only around 700. I'm just glad I'm not the only one, I keep getting the "eye-roll" every time I talk about it. Report
There are many, many days when I don't even make it to 1000 calories. I am very much overweight, but it has always been the food choices, not the total amount of food I put into my mouth that made me this way. Now that I have given up the chips, the candy, the ice cream, and the baked goods, I find I am full with hardly any calories of healthy foods.

I am trying to figure out how to put some of the ideas in this article into my diet to bring myself up to my necessary calorie intake.

Its a great article and I know its all true but I really do have a problem with calorie intake. when my kids were young we didn't have a lot in the way of money(we were military) so i made sure my children and husband were fed well and i scrimped on myself,i did this for about 15yrs.I don't need to do that anymore but subconsciously i think i still do it. Report
thank you! I get eye rolls when I talk about how I need to force myself to eat enough, and how I am trying to lose 50 pounds, in the same breath. I get it tho, its not easy. But if it were easy to be healthy, I wouldnt be here!
Its especially difficult to find healthy ways to bulk up on the calorie intake- and not allow myself some candy right before bed, justifying it by pointing out how I'm 500 calories under my goal for the day! Report
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 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 Report
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. Report
i thought this article was a joke at first, are you kidding me, there are people who actually have trouble eating enough? i have trouble knowing when to quit eating.... Report
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. Report
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. Report
A very helpful article! Thank you! Report
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!!! Report
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. Report
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. Report

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