(Closed) Eating healthier but not wanting to lose weight.

posted 6 years ago in Cooking
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Try MyFitnessPal.com and track your calories to make sure you’re getting enough each day.  Maybe with the new changes you aren’t quite hitting your daily calorie requirements?

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@DaneLady:  +1

I’d download the MyFitnessPal app; it will show you how many calories you need to take in to maintain your weight (or gain some). Just tracking your food intake for a few days will give you an idea of how much you really need to eat.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

how much weight do you think you’ve lost? i think it’s great that you’ve been making better choices, and losing a few pounds isn’t a major deal unless it puts you below the healthy weight for your body. it’s possible that eating healthy has spiked your metabolism (which also explains why you are very hungry!)

i think using my fitness pal is a good idea to make sure you are eating enough, but if you’re eating enough, the weight loss may level off as your body adjusts to the new diet. you didn’t mention how long you’ve been on this health kick, but i’d think you’d lose a little right at the beginning and then plateau (or even gain a little back) as your body adjusts.

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

I think you’re fine the way that you’re doing things now… it sounds like you’re not limiting your diet at all in terms of portion, and you eat until you’re full rather than holding back.  I don’t think it’s necessary to continue eating after you’re full just to keep your calories up or over your daily amount.  

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

keep nuts on your desk/in your purse and munch on them all day. 

Put extra olive oil on your veggies/on your meat

If you like olives, eat those.

Add a little bit of extra cheese and full fat dairy to your meals/snacks. 

Instead of eating a lot more, just add certain things to your existing meals. This will give you extra calories you need and your Darling Husband can go without it.

Post # 10
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

@dayl20:  I hate you lol. No.

But seriously, I don’t think you’re doing anything wrong. If you’re not hungry and you eat as much as you do, I really don’t see a problem. Are you skeletal? I doubt it. So what if you lost a few pounds?

I’d just continue eating until you’re full(ish) and making healthy choices. Don’t stuff yourself. One day your metabolism may slow down and then you’ll be totally screwed since you will be used to eating way more than you should.

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