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Old 01-05-2007, 11:08 AM   #1
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Hey guys im trying to eat healtier... and im using fitday... but from the looks of it im having a hard time getting up to even 2000 cals

heres my list for the entire day today

2 Eggs white only
2 Eggs whole

1/2 Cup of raw oats
1 Cup skim milk
1 serving ON whey

Tuna

Turkey Sandwich on wheat bread with mustard
Carrots

Chicken
Large Apple

Carrots
Protein Shake

Cottage Cheese


For a grand total of 1732... any suggestions?
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Old 01-05-2007, 11:11 AM   #2
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forgot to mention today is a cardio day... didnt have a post-workout shake
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Old 01-05-2007, 11:54 AM   #3
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theres not much there in the way of carbs. Why noy some pasta, potatos and the like. more vegies too and some milk. Olive oil has alot of caloeies too. You can put that on anything. I love the stuff..
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Maybe:
- switch from skim milk to 2% milk ( gives you aprox 150 cals per cup)
- some more egg whites, wouldn't hurt ( aprox 16 cals each)
- Add some hamburger - XL, L or regular
- Add some more chicken ( 1 chicken breast might only be 200 cals)
- Add some rice/potatoe or pasta (these are the cheapest cals you can get ie: 1 pak of Mr.Noodle = aprox 400 cals for only .50c)
- You could always put 2 scooops of whey into your shake

If you do this it could give you as many calories as you want , depending on how much food you take in.

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more vegies too and some milk. Olive oil has alot of caloeies too.
totaly agree. I dont' see any greens.. and olive oil is one of the best things you can have in a diet. filled with poly and mono fats. and about 120 cals in only 1 TBSP.

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Old 01-05-2007, 01:42 PM   #6
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I thought vegies where " free cals " meaning it sure does take alot of veg to get even 100 cals.
Not saying they shouldn't be in your diet, but I wouldn't count on them to raise your calories
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I think most vegies are only 20- 50 cal. per cup, but i guess even that adds up when you get some in all your whole food meals.
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I think Dave just meant to eat your greens cuz their good for you .
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throw in some meat, lean ground turkey
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a good way to get in extra protien without using too many shakes, is take in some BCAA's with each meal. I would throw in 12g of BCAA into some CR lemonade and throw that down with each whole food meal.

do that 4 times a day, and you add a quality 192 cals of protien to your diet.

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