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May 24, 2012 10:59 AM
I can not seem to stay with in my calories. I am over by approximately 200 calories every single day. While I do need to exercise more, I feel as though I have a pretty healthy diet.
Any tips for calorie reduction without feeling hungry all the time?
May 24, 2012 11:00 AM
The more you exercise, the more you get to eat. I started at 1200 caloties, but that was tough to get used to. I ate a lot of fruits, veggies, and salads. I drink water or sugar free drinks as well. It's easy to add in extra calories from sodas or teas that you don't really think about. It's tough, but you can do it.
  16218872
May 24, 2012 11:13 AM
Excercise is my life saver, an hour of a really hard aerobics / box fit class or something can burn from 500-800 calories, and Zumba is the same! Its madness, for the sake of one hour, it gives you back loads of calories which you might not even need and may end up under your daily allowance since you seem to be over around 200!

Hope that helps x
  23204013
May 24, 2012 11:16 AM
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Excercise is my life saver, an hour of a really hard aerobics / box fit class or something can burn from 500-800 calories, and Zumba is the same! Its madness, for the sake of one hour, it gives you back loads of calories which you might not even need and may end up under your daily allowance since you seem to be over around 200!

Hope that helps x


I've actually been doing 20-40 minutes of Zumba a night but I'm not sure how to record it. I just do it as "dance" under cardiovascular
May 24, 2012 11:19 AM
if you open your food diary for viewing.. we may be able to give you some suggestions.. :)
  17540188
May 24, 2012 11:26 AM
I have found just making a few subtle changes makes all the difference! |I like to have a couple of drinks at the weekend and this was pushing me way over! so I swapped wine for vodka and that has saved me around 120 cals per drink! The cheese has had to go though, I would imagine that Zumba would be more cardo that dance? so more cals burned....I count when I do the cleaning and garden too, it soon adds up!
  14289941
May 24, 2012 11:47 AM
QUOTE:

if you open your food diary for viewing.. we may be able to give you some suggestions.. :)


Okay I will try to do that! Just have to figure out how
May 24, 2012 11:48 AM
I opened my diary for suggestions!
May 24, 2012 11:52 AM
Your diary seems okay, but the dunkin donuts coffee is not worth those calories in my opinion! Leaving that out alone would have reduced 240 calories
  22951825
May 24, 2012 11:53 AM
QUOTE:

I can not seem to stay with in my calories. I am over by approximately 200 calories every single day. While I do need to exercise more, I feel as though I have a pretty healthy diet.
Any tips for calorie reduction without feeling hungry all the time?


What is your calorie goal each day? I think sometimes MFP has a goal that is too low.
  3997270
May 24, 2012 11:54 AM
Looks to me as though you could use an artificial sweetener in your coffee and lower cal creamer and cut almost 200 cals right there.
  18140668
May 24, 2012 11:56 AM
it looks like your meals are small but stacked with calories. First bit of advice, drop the dunkin donuts coffee in the morning! I know how good it is, but not good for you. I drink 8 ounces of regular coffee with 2 teaspoons sugar and cream (cream is no flavor and powder) and that's not even 50 calories. yet, I get my caffeine and focus. Also, try little snacks throughout the day. I love speciak k bars (only 90 calories each) and tuna (can- dry with pepper..only 100 calories for the whole can) I would eat things that are not processed, even if they are low in calories...they're not good for your body. The peanut butter sandwich you are having is also high in calories, I personally love pb so I eat it on saltines -low salt. 8 crackers is only lik 80 calories (i think, can't really recall) but the effort of actually spreading the pb on each cracker helps you from smashing on 30 crackers. You can message me if you want, I have a lot more advice but I don't wanna blow your thread up lol

nichole
May 24, 2012 11:56 AM
QUOTE:

Your diary seems okay, but the dunkin donuts coffee is not worth those calories in my opinion! Leaving that out alone would have reduced 240 calories


that was an error. I actually only have one cup for 120 calories each morning
May 24, 2012 11:57 AM
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it looks like your meals are small but stacked with calories. First bit of advice, drop the dunkin donuts coffee in the morning! I know how good it is, but not good for you. I drink 8 ounces of regular coffee with 2 teaspoons sugar and cream (cream is no flavor and powder) and that's not even 50 calories. yet, I get my caffeine and focus. Also, try little snacks throughout the day. I love speciak k bars (only 90 calories each) and tuna (can- dry with pepper..only 100 calories for the whole can) I would eat things that are not processed, even if they are low in calories...they're not good for your body. The peanut butter sandwich you are having is also high in calories, I personally love pb so I eat it on saltines -low salt. 8 crackers is only lik 80 calories (i think, can't really recall) but the effort of actually spreading the pb on each cracker helps you from smashing on 30 crackers. You can message me if you want, I have a lot more advice but I don't wanna blow your thread up lol

nichole


thank you for all the advice!
May 24, 2012 11:57 AM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

I can not seem to stay with in my calories. I am over by approximately 200 calories every single day. While I do need to exercise more, I feel as though I have a pretty healthy diet.
Any tips for calorie reduction without feeling hungry all the time?


What is your calorie goal each day? I think sometimes MFP has a goal that is too low.


my goal is 1350
May 24, 2012 11:59 AM
I would take out the sugar as much as possible (and don't sub with fake sugar!), and reduce processed carbs/white bread/pasta. When I went lower carb weight fell off with very little effort, and the increase in protein and healthy fat makes me feel fuller, longer. When I eat a high carb meal (bread, pasta, etc) I'm almost always hungry again soon afterward.
May 24, 2012 12:00 PM
Try raising it up to about 1500 and then workout also. I am at 1700-1800 and still losing.
  3997270
May 24, 2012 12:00 PM
Looking at your diary I think you need to start making better food choices. You had pound cake one day, and then a strawberry delight today. These are no-no's... I mean, you can have them occasionally of course (we all gotta let loose and live a little)... That being said, focus on more lean proteins, lots of veggies, and some complex carbs.
  15015099
May 24, 2012 12:02 PM
Your calories are all over the place. There is not consistency in the amount you consume so you will be over. The only thing you can do is exercise more. It doesn’t appear that you do that much.
  9428580
May 24, 2012 12:03 PM
This may seem counterituitive but I set my goal 100 less per day to give me some wiggle room. My target is 2,400 so my goal is 2,300.

It works for me!
  2619598
May 24, 2012 12:03 PM
search the forums for Eat More to Weigh Less

check out these websites:

http://scoobysworkshop.com/accurate-calorie-calculator/
www.fat2fitradio.com

If that approach isn't up your alley, you might consider a low-glycemic diet... it'll even out your insulin levels which should help the cravings.

Good luck!
Jen
May 24, 2012 12:05 PM
I'd rethink the granola. That's alot of calories for such a small serving of high fructose corn syrup. I'd also reconsider the 120 calorie beverage. Trade the coffee in for food fuel. Something that will keep you filling full. And I also recommend eating snacks under 100 calories.
  23146311
May 24, 2012 12:05 PM
I checked out a few days of your diary. You eat as much as I do in calories, and I am guessing you don't weigh 215.

I would skip stuff like pizza and have a nice piece of fish, lean pork or beef along with some steamed veggies. That alone would do the trick. you can eat anything you want, but I would go for some more healthy options.

You can friend me check out my diary, if you like.
  8504197
May 24, 2012 12:06 PM
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Looks to me as though you could use an artificial sweetener in your coffee and lower cal creamer and cut almost 200 cals right there.

I agree with this. And it looks by your diary that you eat close to zero veggies! Also, the bread you eat is pretty high in caloires. You could switch to a different brand.
  5345245
May 24, 2012 12:06 PM
I eat foods that are fresh, not processed (no fast food except McDonald's iced coffee and starbucks occaisionaly and that is sugar free and skim milk) and I can't hit my calorie goal except on weekends. I understand the Dunkin Donuts fix, I'd have SB's everyday if I could. Try adding in some fresh veggies and fruits too, that should help. Good luck on your wedding!
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