General Diet Questions and THANK YOUS

posted 2 weeks ago in Wellness
Post # 2
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - St Peter's Church, East Maitland, and Bella Vista, Newcastle

Lunch seems way too small.  I’d add lots of veggies to that – pretty much no added calories but lots of good vitamins and minerals plus it’ll help fill you up.  I’m also very wary of meal replacement shakes – I feel like you’re better making your own smoothie – half a banana, some frozen berries, Greek yoghurt, half a cup of milk (soy, almond, regular – whatever works for you) which is easy and delicious.

Post # 3
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Blushing bee

It’s hard to say for sure without knowing your height, weight, and age, but it looks like you’re not eating enough. Based on some super quick math, it appears you are only eating 800-1000 calories a day, if that (depending on portion size, brand of proein shake, etc). Women should not eat less than 1200 calories a day or it puts them at risk of nutrient deficiencies and/or slowing metabolism (again, hard to say without knowing your weight/height details to calculate your calorie needs). Especially if you are excercising, you need to add some more food into your diet! It looks like you don’t eat much fruit or whole grains. Are you intentionally going low carb? If so, I’d still recommend adding some low carb fruit (like berries) and whole grains at least once a day to make sure you’re getting all the nutrients you need! 

PS – I’m a registered dietitian and do this for a living. Feel free to message me with specific questions

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

You’re absolutely not eating enough. Have an omelette or something for breakfast, some protein in a salad with no dressing or olive oil for lunch, then lean meat with salad for dinner. 

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

I’m similar in numbers, and was told to eat 1900 to lose weight! Yes, you’re definitely eating too little

Post # 7
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Blushing bee

arriaza415 :  I tried to respond to your PM but it’s not letting me!! Ugh… technology. I will try again in the morning 😊

But MissCtoMrsR is correct…you’d need to eat about 1700-1900 calories per day to lose ~1 lb per week. 

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