Meal replacements

Teri - posted on 06/15/2015 ( 2 moms have responded )

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yes I too am on the meal replacement shakes, bars and soup. And I am staying just under 900 calories a day. I lost 7 pounds the first week. Now on the second week I am bouncing between a 5 & 7 pound loss. I guess I am not eating enough calories. What are the best veggies and fruits to eat that don't have a high sugar contain but will increase my calories effectively?

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Teri - posted on 06/15/2015

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monThank you for your reply. After doing some research I found that I am actually sending my body into starvation mode, therefore it is turning these meal replacements into pounds. This is only the second week into this meal replacement diet and I lost 7 pounds the first week, now I am fluctuating between losing 5 to 7 pounds. Didn't understand why I'm up 2 pounds. So I just went to the grocery store and bought some REAL food. Also I am going to use My Fitness Pal app and enter all my meals and snacks and stick to that. I was way under on my calories, I need to be around 1200. It says I may start to gain but then I will begin to lose. My husband is on this meal replacement diet thru Kaiser so I was ordering my replacement meals online, but he is having better success than I. BUT he has twice as much weight to lose. So yes I bought fruits, veggies, red potatoes (which I read to boil then put lite butter) red grapes,k vegetarian vegetable soup & vegetarian baked beans. Oatmeal, whole wheat bread with almond butter & english muffins with natural peanut butter. Will report back in a couple of weeks.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 06/15/2015

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Veggies don't have many calories but do help you burn fat, like celery, cucumber, carrots, peppers. Fruit has more sugar, which equals more calories, but those calories are good for you. Think of it this way, you can have a banana that has 110 cal, or 3 cookies.....which is healthier carbs and sugar? Lean protein (if you eat meat) fiber, dairy like yogurt and cottage cheese...all great calories and protein. It is hard to lose weight. But once you ditch the meal replacements and bars, you will actually teach yourself to eat healthier. I have noticed that I will lose weight quick on what you are doing, but it doesn't cut out my cravings the way that eating clean does. Good luck!

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