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Old 09-06-2009, 06:14 AM   #1
shan84
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Default Need help please

Hi everyone,

I'm totally a newbie to the site, but not to dieting. I am currently on the Biggest Loser diet which is all about counting calories, portion control, and exercise.

I am having trouble with the calorie counting part. According to the book and news articles I have found if your over 300lbs they recommend you start dieting at 2100 calories a day. But I cannot make it. I don't know what's wrong with my planning.

I know calorie counting is all about making plans and menus and doing a food journal. I'm definitely eating the right kinds of foods, but I'm falling short on my calorie intake by about 400-500 everyday. Does anyone have any suggestions?

Also to help steer some of your suggestions I am 25 years old, currently weigh in at 353lbs. I've lived in South Korea for the past 6 months and have 10 more months to go before I come home to the states. I enjoy reading the board because everyone has such amazing ideas, but then rarely can I adjust them for me to use because there is a lack of healthy american food that can be found here in South Korea. Not to mention I live on an island off of the mainland.

Anyways, any help would be completely appreciated. Here is my sample menu for a typical day for me right now:

B: Fruit Smoothie (241 calories)
S: 1 cup cherry tomatoes (50)
1 Dr. You bar (100)
L: Chicken breast salad with cucumbers, green peppers, tomatoes, and mushrooms (470)
S: 1 slice of whole wheat bread (75)
1 tsp of reduced fat peanut butter
1 apple (80)
D: Grilled turkey and swiss sandwich (345)
1 cup cherry tomatoes (50)
Celery w/ light cream cheese

Calorie intake: Roughly 1500


Any help would be great! Also any tips from other's who work in the school environment would be great. I've been trying to do the 6 meals a day, and its a challenge but so far so good.
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