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I dont know how to hit my calorie target?


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Hello, im new to all this calorie counting and dieting lifestyle, I joined this website a while ago but havent logged in much, my start weight was 8st 5lb, Im 5ft tall, i just wanted to lose 5lb but this past few months i found out i have gained weight and gone up to 9st.

I thought i had been eating healthy and exercising but seemed to have gained it all, my calorie food log is 1200 and im burning about 1500 but i find it really hard to hit my target of 1200calories everyday, I just dont know how to push it up! I keep getting stuck at about 900cals because i feel full so i just eat junk food to hit my limit, i feel this may have been the reason why i have gained weight as i have been undereating and it could have slowed down my metabolism.

Any tips on how to push it up in a healthy way?

 

Stats:

Height: 5ft

Weight: 9st

Target weight: 7st - i have a small body type

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you are still undereating...to push it up to a healthy amount (1500 at least) then you can add..

olive oil-- 2 tbsp a day...240 extra calories

2 tbsp peanut butter-190

avocado-- 400 calories or so

1 oz nuts-160 calories.

When I want to bump up my calories but am not particularly hungry I'll drink them.

Try a cup of organic vanilla soy milk - usually around 100 calories

or a cup of 100% organic fruit Juice - 100-140 calories

Vitamin water is probably the least filling amount of calories I've drank for the amount it has.. about 150 a bottle that just tastes like lightly flavored water.

 

Hitting your calorie target is easy, unless you're looking for excuses not to do it.

Full-fat dairy, peanut butter, nuts, etc. can add a couple of hundred calories in very small volumes, without resorting to junk food.

Here read CoachK's post that will help you. http://caloriecount.about.com/problems-calori es-ft193660

In the beginning you can "watch" what you eat and still not lose a pound, for the first six weeks  "watched" what I ate and worked out and I gained a pound after 6 weeks!

 

So then I found the caloriecount site, and began to log all my meals and also my workouts. I was 243 when I started, 3 months later I was at 203! 40 pounds in 3 months....

 

I did 2 a days sometimes (worked out at lunch and then at night) 

I cheated sometimes, I just logged in what I ate. I also drank sometimes. I logged it.

WEIGHT TRAINING is key, cardio won't do it alone. If you can strength train and gain some muscle mass it will burn fat 24 hours a day, not just what you burn in workouts. Putting ANY exercise in the counter is helpful because it motivates you to work out more and burn more calories....

 

Also two gym rats who looked fantastic both gave me the same advice when i was about 5-10 pounds from really being lean. I asked them, they both told me "go to the earth" meaning fruits and vegetables, and also I ate alot of raw nuts, NOT roasted, mostly cashews... 

 

Oh, and I hit a plateau of 220 that lasted nearly and month then shredded 17 pounds in the last month. It was incredible, just sticking with it was the key there. I am 45 and got back to size 34 waist which I had not seen in 20 years!

Also, once I got to my target weight I was able to maintian it for a year and a half, then this past winter i was terrible, I stopped working out and watching what I ate. I gained 26 pounds back, it was ridiculous, I ate a ton of potato chips and I myself became a couch potato. I got back into it and April 12 I weight 233 and now at 209, about 5 more pounds of excess "beef" still there as before in 2009 when I did it I lifted more weights, and looked better then I do presently with my shirt off. I still have the few pounds of cellulite around my middle and man boobs still there...but I am going to finish off this last stubborn unsightly fat by going back to the earth, and keep lifting weights which turns fat into muscle, core work, and trying to limit drinking (which nearly always leads to bad food choices for me_

GOOD LUCK you are right where I am now. Weight training, going back to the earth, 2 a days if possible, the outside night workout by the way is simply dancing in place outside, in the past I would'nt stop until I did this AND 300 pushups, in sets that stopped when I felt like it, as long as I got the 300 done by the time the workout was finished. And lots of dancing....

 

 

 

 

Original Post by heavenfated:

When I want to bump up my calories but am not particularly hungry I'll drink them.

Try a cup of organic vanilla soy milk - usually around 100 calories

or a cup of 100% organic fruit Juice - 100-140 calories

Vitamin water is probably the least filling amount of calories I've drank for the amount it has.. about 150 a bottle that just tastes like lightly flavored water.

 

This.

I've been buying the little cartons of chocolate milk just to keep around.  It's a quick 150 cals and not bloating.

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