Nourishment drink supplement for food?

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Hello, iv never been a big eater an with all the junk cut out im meeting 700 cals if that a day. I'm doing 45 mins Zumba everyday and long walks of a weekend. I always find myself to busy to take the time to make an eat food at lunch time would a nourishment drink make up for not eating? each can has 408 cals , 57g carbs , 12g fat 6.8 sat fat? Or should I avoid them to lose weight iv been told I have to up my cals to see a real difference but i cant do this with food ( not much money for fresh food, cant cook and not hungry) thanks for your help! X

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  • HotMummyMission
    HotMummyMission Posts: 1,723 Member
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    Anybody ???
  • Joannie30
    Joannie30 Posts: 415 Member
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    See your GP about this.

    Is there a reason for your lack of appetite in particular?

    Good food doesn't have to be particularly pricey so i'm sure you would be able to find something out there.
  • laserturkey
    laserturkey Posts: 1,680 Member
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    You definitely need more calories. Are the supplements actually cheaper than regular food, though? I think the financial concern sounds like a smokescreen. You should probably see your doctor, but in any case, you do need more calories going in. I suppose the supplement would be better than nothing.
  • HotMummyMission
    HotMummyMission Posts: 1,723 Member
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    Yeah but it not really about money ts just me being busy all day money's bad so we have freezer stuff in all which my daughter loves mainly fish I cnt even stand the smell of it nourishment drinks are just £1. And easy to grab an just drink why im doing what im doing without having to sit down and eat I will eat food when I have the time I just mean why I'm busy an THaTS most days x
  • Joannie30
    Joannie30 Posts: 415 Member
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    You definitely need more calories. Are the supplements actually cheaper than regular food, though? I think the financial concern sounds like a smokescreen. You should probably see your doctor, but in any case, you do need more calories going in. I suppose the supplement would be better than nothing.

    ^^This!

    If the nutritional supplements you're thinking of starting are cheaper than actual food, they're probably not as nutritionally sound as they are marketed to be. High quality nutritional shakes cost quite a lot!
  • debbiestine
    debbiestine Posts: 265 Member
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    just be wary of how much sugar is in the drink. Have u tried Premier Protein (chocolate!) with 1 gram of sugar and 5 carbs? I love those and they r only 160 calories so I drink them with lunch or after a workout if I don't have time to make a protein shake. But if it is your lunch, make sure u r eating something too! Goodbye and good luck:)
    :smile:
  • tinytemple
    tinytemple Posts: 87 Member
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    I wouldn't use a "nourishment" drink because they're full of rubbish, loaded with sugar, and especially unhelpful if you want to lose weight... but I agree that you have to up your intake of food - from looking at your food diary particularly good fats and protein.

    Can I suggest a few easy snacks/meals:
    - nuts (nutrient dense, small and easy to grab and go)
    - natural/greek yoghurt (keep a few pots in your fridge, light on the tummy, good protein)
    - tin of tuna with good mayonnaise
    - boiled eggs/omelette
    - dark chocolate (covered nuts/dried fruit)

    If you like the idea of a drink/smoothie then making your own would be soooo much better than the cans!
    - Buy some pure whey protein powder
    - blend with water or milk/almond/nut milks/coconut milk/yoghurt
    - add fruit (i like adding frozen fruit and it's cheaper to buy big bags of frozen berries aswell)
    - you can even add some cocoa/coffee/vanilla extract to add flavour


    If you are often short on time perhaps it would be helpful to make a large batch of something you can have at meal times at have them ready to go in the fridge/freezer (like stew/casserole/ready made salads) and prepare snacks in advance as well to grab and go.

    Good luck!
  • Joannie30
    Joannie30 Posts: 415 Member
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    I wouldn't use a "nourishment" drink because they're full of rubbish, loaded with sugar, and especially unhelpful if you want to lose weight... but I agree that you have to up your intake of food - from looking at your food diary particularly good fats and protein.

    Can I suggest a few easy snacks/meals:
    - nuts (nutrient dense, small and easy to grab and go)
    - natural/greek yoghurt (keep a few pots in your fridge, light on the tummy, good protein)
    - tin of tuna with good mayonnaise
    - boiled eggs/omelette
    - dark chocolate (covered nuts/dried fruit)

    If you like the idea of a drink/smoothie then making your own would be soooo much better than the cans!
    - Buy some pure whey protein powder
    - blend with water or milk/almond/nut milks/coconut milk/yoghurt
    - add fruit (i like adding frozen fruit and it's cheaper to buy big bags of frozen berries aswell)
    - you can even add some cocoa/coffee/vanilla extract to add flavour


    If you are often short on time perhaps it would be helpful to make a large batch of something you can have at meal times at have them ready to go in the fridge/freezer (like stew/casserole/ready made salads) and prepare snacks in advance as well to grab and go.

    Good luck!

    ^^^EXCELLENT advice!!
  • tinytemple
    tinytemple Posts: 87 Member
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    ^^^EXCELLENT advice!!

    hehe thanks :D