Not enough Calories

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jude814

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Posted: 11 Apr 2013, 14:52
I'm just starting Atkins, again, and am doing well with the carb intake but my calories are very low. Any suggestions on how to raise them without adding more carbs?
yesvic

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Posted: 11 Apr 2013, 14:57
Do you like eggs?
jude814

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Posted: 11 Apr 2013, 15:01
yes!
nicki19

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Posted: 11 Apr 2013, 15:24
try moderate amounts of houmous
Krhfy6

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Posted: 11 Apr 2013, 15:28
Ok your diet looks pretty good, except on atkins you need to up your fat intake. especially during induction. I would try instead of poaching your eggs, frying or scrambling them in butter or coconut oil. You can also make salad dressing out of 3 parts olive oil to 1 part balsamic with just a little lemon juice and basil is amazing, and adds fats and calories in a good way. Idealy on this diet you should get 50% of your calories from fat, it's a high fat, low carb, medium protein diet. I like to look at my pie chart, that really helps me know where I'm at. Also it looks like you eat a lot of fish and chicken, both are great cooked in butter, and chicken is awesome when stuffed with cream cheese and spinach with a stalk of green onion. Just keep allowing yourself more. Salami and pepperoni are great on this diet because they are really high in fat, low in carbs, and taste delicious. Bacon is another great option, but avoid sausage, it is carby. If you have anymore questions, just ask, I've been doing this a while, and am a really good cook, so I have all kinds of secrets, to making this work, and have amazing subs for mashed potatos and rice, that are low carb, and taste the same if not better than the real thing.
Sometimes life is not about what we can't have, it is about what we can have and learning to love it. I do not miss you bread.
gkcfm95

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Posted: 11 Apr 2013, 15:29
add more fat. you get more calories per gram than from protein or carbs.
try cream cheese, mayo, heavy cream, olives, avocados, oils like coconut or olive. I don't know what phase you're in, but nuts are good too

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messamermom

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Posted: 11 Apr 2013, 19:47
Hummus (US spelling) is made from chickpeas and would be introduced in the legume rung of Atkins. Try upping your fat. Search for fatbomb recipes.



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