Believe it or not, there are a lot of people who have difficulty meeting the minimum calories in their recommended ranges due to various reasons, such as lack of hunger, loss of appetite, and just out of habit of eating too little. However, its important to understand that eating within your calorie range helps your body to work properly.
Here's some suggestions to help meet your calorie recommendations:
Eat small, frequent meals 5 6 times daily.
Drink high-calorie, nutritious liquids if you are not hungry for food.
Limit diet, low calorie, low-fat products.
Have ready-to-eat snacks available to munch on when you feel hungry.
Add fruit to your meals and snacks to boost your calories.
Ready-To-Eat Snack Options
Crackers with Cheese
High Protein Beverage Options
Whole Chocolate Milk
Instant Breakfast Drinks
Eating within your calorie range is important for your body to work properly. Unfortunately, eating too little will actually hurt your weight loss efforts. Remember, you need to eat enough calories to meet basic nutritional needs, maintain a healthy metabolic rate, and stay energized.
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