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Struggling with the amount of food allowed to be eaten !!!

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  • kshama2001kshama2001 Member Posts: 23,850 Member Member Posts: 23,850 Member
    jolecr wrote: »
    HI there, I am really struggling to eat the amount of food for my daily 1,200 calorie intake. I am not really a meat eater and carbs tend to bload me out. help !!!! any advice would be much appreciated of how to bulk up my calorie intake would juicing be an ideal option ?
    thank you
    joan

    Carbs and protein have 4 calories per gram. Since fat has 9 calories per gram, when one wants to easily add calories, fat is the macro of choice. So you can add more foods like oil, butter, peanut butter, or nuts.

    I am working on reducing fat for a medical condition, and was looking for nuts lowest in fats. (Turns out to be chestnuts by a mile, followed by cashews and pistachios.)

    Any of these nuts (but chestnuts) will be an easy way to add calories without much extra chewing.

    https://www.builtlean.com/calories-nuts-chart/

    Cheese is also an easy source of calories.
  • JulieH70517JulieH70517 Member Posts: 5 Member Member Posts: 5 Member
    What helps me is variety and flavor. I like trying new recipes and flavors.
  • TeaBeaTeaBea Member Posts: 14,454 Member Member Posts: 14,454 Member
    jolecr wrote: »
    no eating disorder, 62 years of age so appetite over the last couple of years has become less, no swimming since lockdown which hasn't helped but main weight and centimetre gain since removal of thyroid and the thyroid medication 9 months ago.
    Exercise was mainly in the pool for 3 hours for 5 days , large fresh juice when I got home with hemp protein powder, wheatgrass and spirulina as a replacement for the evening meal.

    Add a handful of nuts to your evening meal replacement. Low fat diets were popular in the 1980's but they always left me hungry. Most nuts contain healthy fats.

    https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/heart-disease/in-depth/nuts/art-20046635
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