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April 6, 2011 7:19 AM
As I started MFP, I am able to have 1,300 calories a day... but my work out level is now everyday.. I feel like I'm starving most of the day.... I get grum belly.. HELP! Do I ever get to change my calorie intake?
April 6, 2011 7:20 AM
Are you eating bakc your exercies calories? You should eat at least some of them back. My MFP goal is 1200 cal, but I usually burn anywhere from 400-900cal/day so I can actually eat 1600-2100cal/day :)
  4633265
April 6, 2011 7:27 AM
Are you planning snacks in your day?
April 6, 2011 7:28 AM
i would change your setting. if you add more exercise time you're allowed more calories safely :) if you dont and you're always hungry you're more likely to trip up and go on a binge
  1876842
April 6, 2011 7:31 AM
You can alter your calories by changing the 'Goals' page.

Go to 'Goals' -> 'Change Goals' and reduce the amount of weightloss you want to achieve to 1lb a week or 1.5lbs a week, that will automatically give you an increased number of calories wink
  4090321
April 6, 2011 7:31 AM
Also I've noticed *sometimes* MFP gets confused when you 'check-in' your weight.

Go to the 'My Home' -> Settings ->Update diet/fitness profile

Just leave the settings the same then click save. A few times my amount of calories has changed, even though I didn't change anything on the profile, just re-saved it!
  4470257
April 6, 2011 7:34 AM
are you eating back your work out calories? if you are working out every day especially with a low calorie intake like 1300 you should eat at least 2-400 of your calories back depending on your burn. Also depends on your goals and your weight loss. try updating your settings.
  801111
April 6, 2011 7:45 AM
I try to eat back my calories, I don't always eat them, but sometimes I do and sometimes I even go over. I just feel so hungry! I'm not eating foods with much fat... I eat many veggies and tuna... salads. Maybe I should get back on the peanut butter. I didn't feel so hungry then.
April 6, 2011 7:57 AM
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I try to eat back my calories, I don't always eat them, but sometimes I do and sometimes I even go over. I just feel so hungry! I'm not eating foods with much fat... I eat many veggies and tuna... salads. Maybe I should get back on the peanut butter. I didn't feel so hungry then.


Definitely try to add in more protein and fiber. Both of these will help you feel fuller longer and lean protein after a good workout helps replenish your muscles. I love greek yogurt after a workout as a quick snack if I don't have time for a meal.
  4565139
April 6, 2011 9:14 AM
OK, thanks for all the input... I'll have to find good protein since I'm not a big meat eater. THANKS!!

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