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10/12/17 6:07 P

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Wow that recipe looks tasty netter!

One step at a time we can do it!


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10/9/17 12:47 P

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If you can handle nuts and avocados, try to incorporate a serving or two into your meal plan.

Maybe increase a serving size or two of some of your other foods - but not so much you over do it!

What is it about breakfast that you have a hard time with? Breakfast food? emoticon emoticon Or the timing for eating it? If it's "breakfast" food, mix it up! emoticon

Something I've had recently that I liked was a mashed sweet potato with some crumbled bacon mixed in, put in an oven proof dish, make a well and put an egg in it, top with bacon and bake. I adapted the recipe and procedure a bit for me but here's the link to the recipe.

https://www.primalpalate.com/paleo-recip
e/twice-baked-breakfast-sweet-potatoes/

I've been trying to find more recipes where I can get more veggies in at each meal. Eggs get boring after awhile!

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10/7/17 7:00 P

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"Maybe I just need to throw in a fourth meal, and think "meal" and not "snacks." That would work with my schedule"

This is a good idea and there were some other sound points made from the other members. I would suggest, egg or tuna salad with healthy crackers or wheat bread. Nuts are usually an easy go to when you want to add calories. Salmon, garbanzo beans, and soups (think cream of broccoli perhaps) that are some other options to boost your calorie intake. Good luck!

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2/3/17 10:16 P

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I'm not so sure you need to get to 2800. What are you averaging now? You lost 13 pounds in January and that is a decent amount for someone of your weight. It's about 3% which is a little high but still within the top of the range of a good weight loss (2- 3%.)

ETA: When I want to add calories, I add to my meals: butter to my grits, cheese to pasta, gravy to potatoes, dressing to salad, etc. Peanut butter is great for adding healthy protein and fat. I like to eat it with toast, celery, or apples. Or with jelly for a sandwich, of course. Have full fat milk instead of skim. Have some natural fruit juice with your meal.

That's all I can think of for now.

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MERMAIDLIFE's Photo MERMAIDLIFE Posts: 1,079
2/3/17 6:27 P

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Dinner usually clocks in around 600. I have a hard time eating breakfast; that's definitely something to work on. But even when I get three meals in, around 600 calories or so, that's only 1800, and I've got 1000 calories left to work with. So I wind up making poorer choices like soda, candy, fast food. Having a high calorie goal is nice because you don't have to make a lot of changes all at once, but it's also tough because you want to find healthier ways to hit that goal. When I eat too far below my calorie range, I gain.

Maybe I just need to throw in a fourth meal, and think "meal" and not "snacks." That would work with my schedule...



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2/2/17 11:27 P

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Can you provide an example of a typical day to better be able to suggest possible adds?

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MERMAIDLIFE's Photo MERMAIDLIFE Posts: 1,079
2/2/17 10:36 P

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Also: breakfast ideas that higher cal, but don't feel too heavy... I'm just kinda burned out on coming up with ideas, and I'm really interested to see what other people are eating. Thanks again! Love this team!

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2/2/17 10:30 P

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So here's my problem. On days when I'm really on program, I have a hard time getting up there in my calorie range. From previous experience, I know that I need to eat close to the max of my calorie range, and for me, that's 2800 calories. emoticon
I find myself buying and eating cruddy food just to hit this range. I would prefer to eat food that was giving me better value, nutritionally. Does anyone else have this same problem, and what are your suggestions?
Thanks!
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Edited by: MERMAIDLIFE at: 2/2/2017 (22:34)
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