Eating enough calories without exceeding carb/protein limits.

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01 Dec, 2014 08:40 PM

I have been following your diet for about a month now. My overall health is good and I have lost weight, from 140 lbs. to 132 since starting the diet. I am 57 years old and 5'7" so the weight itself doesn't worry me too much as I've always been a bit shrimpy. Pretty much I feel great on the diet. I do light weight lifting as exercise, usually 45 min-1 hour per day, six days per week.
   My concern is I am currently struggling to get to 2000 calories per day in my diet without exceeding the protein and carb limits. It seems that I cannot eat enough healthy food. Am I misunderstanding the carbs in vegetables? I currently count the usable carbs in veggies in my daily carb count and try not to exceed 70-80 grams of protein per day. Or am I ok just eating 1400-1500 calories per day?
   What are your thoughts on this? Thanks in advance.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Ken on 02 Dec, 2014 01:07 PM

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    Welcome to the Help_Line Tom

    You can use oil, "coconut or olive" for calories. Generally a tablespoon of either runs 120 to 130 calories per.

    I have 3 meals daily and no snacks – and for the past year or so I have gotten roughly 80 to 85 percent of my daily calories from coconut oil on my salads, that equates to around 10 to 12 tablespoons of coconut oil.


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