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    Not getting enough calories or protein

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    Hi, all!

    So I have been measuring out and writing down my food consumption but didn't get around to putting it in a nutrition spreadsheet program until earlier today.

    It's on the Ketogenic macronutrient ratio and -2 LBs weekly settings (I don't really know if it is possible for me to lose 2 pounds a week but I am more concerned about the macronutrient ratio than going over w/ calories).

    Yesterday I only consumed 1500 calories! And walking home from school I burned almost 260 calories (I don't believe this whatsoever, though - I'm skeptical of exercise calorie counts' accuracy).

    My concern is that I am only hungry at meals and I eat until I'm satisfied.. I don't want to force myself to eat more. Is this a problem? What should I do?

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    your first mistake is in attaching the image instead of pasting it.

    nutrition spreadsheets? i spit on these.

    i count nothing.

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    Edited to paste the image

    and yeah I notice a dislike of "counting" but I like to keep records for a variety of reasons.

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    your reasons, i dislike them immediately.

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    Are you trying to lose weight?

    I think that generally a good goal would be to be able to eat when you are hungry, stop when you are staisfied, and maintain a healthy weight and strength.

    I usually just track when I eat in my journal. That way I can watch trends and not get too hung up on the numbers of it all, obsessing about the minute details can add stress and stress is not good.
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    My journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread36279.html

    My "Program": doing my version of a 5:2 (a 4:3) fast diet with real food.

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    My concern is that I am only hungry at meals and I eat until I'm satisfied.. I don't want to force myself to eat more. Is this a problem? What should I do?
    Sounds like your metabolism is working perfectly! Relax.

    My only suggestion is to make sure you eat more ruminants (beef/lamb) proportionately than poultry over your week. Better Omega 3:6 ratio.

    If you are losing too much, then you can add in some starchy carbs like sweet potatoes or some fruit.

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    Good advice.. yes I'm trying to lose weight.

    I'm not stressed at all, which is great. In fact, I feel way better than I have in a long time. I just like to keep track of things for records since this is kind of a trial-and-error experiment for me.

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    Dragonfly - thanks!

    I'll eat more ruminants.. I just have a hard time finding any grass-fed food other than beef and while I love beef I don't want to eat it every day. Might go exploring for some grass-fed lamb or bison this weekend.

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    mjn,

    Are you trying to lose weight?
    How much?

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    Grizz - probably around 20 lbs or so but I don't need to live and die by the scale. Even after about 10 days of eliminating grains and processed foods I feel much better and some of my pants are falling off.

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