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Having Trouble Eating Enough? Use These Calorie-Boosting Tips

Tips to Meet Your Requirements and Get Results


    I agree with several of the posts that question some of the suggestions. To add calories, simply eat some kind of nuts. This gives you some healthy fat and lots of other nutrients. Why would anyone recommend more margarine???? - 8/4/2008 10:13:03 AM
  • I don't see how "add extra mayonnaise and margarine" to things is any kind of a healthy tip. As stated above, an extra serving of a whole-grain carb (pasta, rice) will give you just as many calories and won't be upping your flubber intake. Eat a half an avocado, have a handful of nuts, have some almond butter and wheat toast... But smear mayonnaise and margarine on stuff? Not productive. - 6/24/2008 4:15:08 PM
  • Great article. I think the mistake is thinking we have to "pig out" on these foods. Portion control is what is important. I used many of these ideas to get my "picky eater" children to eat what was "good for them", so these are good suggestions. - 5/19/2008 9:18:40 AM
  • TD_CLARK88
    I dont understand why it is always recommended to eat pretzels. Aren't they just empty carbs? - 5/16/2008 2:09:22 AM
    This is an excellent article for me. I have been lately having trouble getting my calories within range. As I have gotten closer to my goal, my appetite has lessened and, of course, I am now on a plateau that has lasted for a month. I needed some insight and this article provides it. Thanks - 5/9/2008 12:45:00 PM
  • MAG1955
    There have been many times when I have eaten too little and wondered why the weight didn,t shift. This article is extremely useful to me. Thank you. - 4/7/2008 7:10:37 AM
  • This article is right on time. I'm one who has a habit of eating too little and can usually (and DID) go all day w/o eating. I know this isn't healthy and has caused my body to go into 'starvation mode' and store fat for energy. I didn't however know how to change it when I didn't have much of an appetite or simply wasn't hunger. This is my 1st month w/SP and it has been hard for me to even meet some of my minimum caloric intake on some days. I'm unfortunately a 'picky eater' and find it hard to substitue some of the meal suggestions. This article has helped me to see that in some ways I'm 'on track' for gaining calories in a nutrious way, and has also introduced me to a few suprisingly tastey ones. Thank you, Becky - 4/1/2008 9:27:32 PM
  • Thanks for an article so full of information. My problem is that I am not hungry and so I am not getting the calories I need. I assume that it will balance out when my body gets used to the increase in liquids that keep me feeling full. I put the article on my fridge so I have the choice right there when packing my lunch for work. - 3/31/2008 4:11:32 PM
  • I was grateful to find this article for years I couldnt fig out why I would gain so much weight and I only ate between 500-800 calories a day. After all thoes years of eating that way its been hard to get to 1000 first couple of weeks I was sick everyday and didnt feel like working out. but now can get to 1100- 1300 and not get sick but am dropping 2 lbs a week. Thxs for the tips!!!!!! - 12/17/2007 1:24:30 PM
  • Awesome! Great tips, here it is almost 6:30 pm and I've got to think of something to bring up my calories, (esp. fat, today my diet is low in that nutrient.) Read this in the nick of time! =) - 12/16/2007 9:16:10 PM
  • I find if I cann't make the total calaries and carbs I am suppose to eat I wil have a snack of sunflower seeds. I know they are high in salt so I don't eat too many and they bring my protein count up as well. - 12/16/2007 12:16:19 PM
  • Can't get enough calories? Need to eat more? I wish that were my problem. I simply cannot relate. - 12/16/2007 12:12:23 PM
    Good tips. I liked adding honey to cereal. I tried to cut back too much to lose weight, but I have since learned that that is not the way to do it. - 12/16/2007 11:05:18 AM
  • I've found myself low on calories a few times and my body seems to want to make up for it the next day so I believe it's a good idea to add those calories. To answer one of the posts, V-8 juice is a nutrient rich drink, I happen to like it even in the low salt version. I would add low fat sour cream, low fat milk, etc. and agree with the posters who disagree with adding more sugar. We get way too much of it in packaged foods as it is, along with way too much salt. Try finding a high fiber cereal without sugar added in the grocery store for example. - 12/16/2007 10:48:48 AM
    I think most of these are good tips. I have to agree with the other comments about adding the sugars, creams, and fats. However, peanut butter is good for you. Don't eat a lot of it. But a serving of peanut butter a day is fine. Here is one article and if you do a search you'll find plenty more. As mentioned in one of the comments if I need extra calories I eat a nutritionally dense food not something sugary or fatty. - 12/16/2007 9:30:54 AM

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