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Michelle98272
01-24-2010, 09:22 PM
I just entered what I ate in my Daily Plate and have about 1200 calories left to eat! Darn it! I ate healthy stuff when I was hungry, then had a big plate full of veggies and salad with my boneless skinless chicken breast.

My daily calorie goal to shoot for to lose 1.5 lbs a week is 2300. I didn't realize I was going so low today.

My question is should I go ahead and figure out something(s) else to eat, even if I'm not hungry or just take this as a super light day on the calorie front. I feel like it's a bit late in the day (6:30pm here) to be eating 1000 more calories. :devil:

Yesterday I came right in at 2300.

Any advice would be helpful.


eclipse
01-24-2010, 09:28 PM
I wouldn't try to eat a whole 1000 calories this late, but maybe have a high protein, healthy snack? Cheese maybe?

ToriLeigh
01-24-2010, 09:31 PM
I agree, I wouldn't go for the whole 1000, but I would go for a snack. Maybe even treat yourself to something that you normally wouldn't because of the calories... When I have some left over, I have blueberry muffins.


Crushed
01-24-2010, 09:32 PM
I second what eclipse said. Just some protein and maybe a complex carb and call it good.

Michelle98272
01-24-2010, 09:52 PM
I second what eclipse said. Just some protein and maybe a complex carb and call it good.
Crushed, you have the cutest smile in your avatar pic!

Eclipse, ToriLeigh, Crushed thanks for the advice. I'm not usually in the position of having that many extra left over! I am amazed to think of what I used to eat! Blech.

wendyland
01-24-2010, 10:00 PM
I find that the dailyplate calorie intake that they give me is a little high. I'm about 230 and won't lose much unless I keep it around 1800 a day. So, you may want to tweak it if you are eating what they say you should and aren't losing.

BeachBreeze2010
01-24-2010, 10:35 PM
If you aren't hungry, don't eat. I understand keeping the calorie count, but why eat something just to fulfill a number. I think your weekly average is more important. If you start noticing a trend of not getting in enough calories, add something back in a little at a time. Maybe a larger portion of protein or some nuts. One day here or there and I wouldn't worry about it.

I have found that when I eat whole foods all day long, I am absolutely STUFFED on 1500 calories a day.

FitGirlyGirl
01-24-2010, 10:50 PM
Yesterday I didn't have time to put my lunch into the system at the time that I ate it. I discovered around dinner time that it had a LOT less calories than I thought it had. I had only had about 500 so far for the day. I am supposed to get 1650. I figured I would experiment since I didn't have much to do today and go ahead and eat that many calories. I ended up getting in all the calories I was supposed to have. I then had a horrible night. I felt ill and had trouble sleeping. I still felt sick this morning and was lying in bed for over an hour after I woke up because moving made me feel sooo much worse. It wasn't until nearly dinner time tonight that I felt completely normal again. So, because of my night last night, I would say to just skip them.

Also, as wendyland has already said, I think you may have to adjust because that sounds high to me.

PeanutsMom704
01-24-2010, 11:25 PM
I find that the dailyplate calorie intake that they give me is a little high. I'm about 230 and won't lose much unless I keep it around 1800 a day. So, you may want to tweak it if you are eating what they say you should and aren't losing.

good, I was wondering if it was just me! I went to the site after I read Michelle's post and was shocked to see they think I should be eating 2100 calories a day. Then I compared their assessment for sedentary vs. a few other sites. Everywhere else was within 100 calories, but Daily Plate was 500 calories higher. (I did sedentary for comparison since I figured that might be a little less subjective than what various sites considered light or moderate activity)

Great if it's working for people but I'm honestly not sure I could eat 2100 GOOD calories every day. I average 1450 a day, and that feels like enough food - I'm sure I could eat candy, junk food, etc. if I let myself, but I know I'm not really hungry because I'm not choosing to eat any additional healthy food, and I would if I wanted to.

but to go back to Michelle's original question, I definitely wouldn't eat more just to eat more, but I would consider maybe something like a glass of milk or a piece of cheese, just to make sure you don't wake up hungry in the middle of the night.

Michelle98272
01-25-2010, 12:52 AM
I wondered if those calories were kinda high! LOL...I ended up eating 6 little cubes of cheddar cheese (90 cals) and 6 Triscuits (120) and a cup of chamomile tea.

I'm full. I think the hot tea tricks my tummy into thinking there is a lot of hot food in there! The only thing I dislike about my new before bed habit (the tea vs. a big bowl of cereal with milk) is that I end up having to pee in the middle of the night. sorry if that's tmi...having insomnia at times, a midnight pee could mean a whole night without sleep. Oh well. Better to wake and have to "go" vs...eating a bunch of sugary, milky, empty calories right before bed and then wondering how the heck I gained 30 lbs in 3 months!

Slashnl
01-25-2010, 09:50 AM
I use the daily plate too, but if you are entering your exercise too, they change the amount of calories you can have for the day. Say you do a 300 calorie burn exercise, then they add 300 calories to what you can have for the day. I don't enter my exercise in Daily Plate anymore for that reason. You might want to watch that, too.

FitGirlyGirl
01-25-2010, 10:58 AM
Before I got my body bugg I used to use the daily plate to log my food. The calorie recommendations from them have always seemed to be crazy to me. I found when I was using them that the way to get the most accurate recommendations was to set it at 1 level below whatever my actual activity level was. I just went to see what they say about me now at my current weight and activity level and had the same experience. They give me 1688 at one level below what I actually do (my body bugg gives me 1650). At the level of activity that I would choose if being honest it tells me 2047. I had it set to 2 pound loss per week on both tries. I know from my body bugg how many calories I burn on average per day and the 2047 would have me at about a 1 pound loss per week instead of 2.