Not eating enough calories

previous topic · next topic
AmazingGrace...

Joined: Jan 13
Posts: 11

      quote  
Posted: 07 Jan 2013, 14:20
After looking at my food journals from the past few days that I remembered to track, I see that I'm eating enough carbs and fat but not enough calories. Towards the end of the night I notice that I am starving. How do I ensure that I'm eating enough calories everyday? Anyone else having this issue?
Hdp2102

Joined: Jan 13
Posts: 30

      quote  
Posted: 07 Jan 2013, 14:26
I'm lucky if I get 1200 calories a day in but I am within my net carbs needed. With Atkins, calorie counting is not a must. As long as you're eating enough fats, veggies, protein to meet your net carbs then you're good. And lots of water.
Current Weight-231lbs.
Mini Goal #1-215lbs.
Mini Goal #2-199lbs.
Goal Weight-180lbs.
AmazingGrace...

Joined: Jan 13
Posts: 11

      quote  
Posted: 07 Jan 2013, 14:30
I just hate feeling hungry later at night. I may increase my dinner portions a little to see if that holds me over.
angiekae68

Joined: Aug 12
Posts: 899

      quote  
Posted: 07 Jan 2013, 14:47
Hi AmazingGrace Smile I looked at your Food Diary and you're actually not eating nearly enough fat to keep you feeling full. 60-75% of your daily calories should be from fat. If you scroll down the page where you enter your food, you'll see the pie chart that will break down your percentages of calories from carbs, fat and protein. Your protein is also very high. This link might help you:

Fat - Protein - Sodium - Fiber .. How much do you need?

Also, you need to be eating more green, leafy veggies. They are very filling. While they do have a few carbs, they are very low calorie, which will leave plenty of room for you to reduce any hunger you may still have with some meat and cheese. During Induction, at least 12-15 of your net carbs per day should come from veggies.

"This one step - choosing a goal and sticking to it - changes everything." - Scott Reed



Forum Search
Advanced forum search



Latest Posts

Newbie Keto question..Help, Please
I'm shooting for 20 net carbs which for me ends up being about 8%, 15-18% PROTIEN and 75-80% fat. And how much I lose then depends on the total calories. You'll experiment and see what works ...
by erikahollister on 28 Jun 16 06:27 PM
scale update
Jay, looks like my scale is acurate. Had a good day. Ate good tonight. Tomorrow night, just veggies.
by #Dee on 28 Jun 16 01:16 PM
Weigh in time, got a new buddy
Hi all. So I got a new scale. Can't wait till tomorrow morning to see if I went up or down. Should be down. Tonight I 1st need to test the scale to see if it's correct, before I get toooo happy. ...
by #Dee on 28 Jun 16 09:22 AM
Cant loose weight!
1) losing weight is about calorie defecit 2) a BMI of 20 is low 3) a 20% body fat reading on a scale means nothing - those bio impedence scales have no accuracy - they have a margin of error of 7 - 13% ...
by rabbitjb on 28 Jun 16 02:57 AM
Weight Loss Program Reviews
Now I don't normally do these type of post but yesterday I saw a post detailing "how hard it is to lose weight even when you're following a weight loss program". As someone whose very ...
by MMichelle1985 on 28 Jun 16 02:54 AM

Member Tip

average member ranking
by member Crazy Italian
New Snack tip. I spread cheese onto slices of cucumbers and eat my tuna with celery stalks!
23 May 16 for diet Atkins