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Old 04-19-2011, 01:58 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by belmagick View Post
I'm getting really confused about how much I should be eating. A couple of weeks ago I started keeping a food diary and cut out bad food altogether (I can't be trusted to have just one cookie!)

I was eating three meals and snacking in between everyday but according to my food diary, I was only eating around 1,000 calories a day which I know is stupid and just setting myself up for failiure in long term, but I also didn't want to eat unless I was hungry otherwise I feel like I'm binging.

I have a moderate activity level and when I use online calculators they suggest I burn approximately 2100 calories a day. so really to lose weight healthily I should be eating around 1500 calories a day, does anyone have any tips to get my calories up in a healthy way?

I have the same problem as you. I aim to eat between 1600 and 1800 calories a day. I use whole eggs to help increase my calories (but my doctor suggested no more than 4 per week), and when I need to I have been known (on lots of occasions actually) to weigh out a serving of peanut butter. Mine is light peanut butter, but it's still a hefty 80 calories per serving.

I am looking forward to seeing what other people suggest as well.

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