View Full Version : Having trouble with calories....

04-24-2002, 09:15 AM
I don't think i'm eating enough calories, I should be getting atleast 1800. I eat six smalls meals a day, but at the end of the day my total usually only comes to about 1200-1400. Here's today:

Breakfast~ 1 cup non-fat blueberry yogurt and 1 cup 1% cottage cheese
Snack~ Protein shake(about 37 calories) and a banana
Lunch~ Chicken sandwhich * grilled Chicken on two thin slices of wheat bread with lettuce and tomato( no mayo or anything)
Snack~ Protein shake with an apple
Dinner~ Tuna salad with lettuce and tomato and one thin slice of wheat bread
Snack~ Protein shake a handful of walnuts and a few strawberries

Do you see anything wrong with this?? If so, what should I add or throw out?? Does it look ok?? Is my calorie fear just an illusion created by too many Shape mags?? *lol* I'm working on dropping some serious bodyfat here. Any help is apreciated.

04-24-2002, 09:17 AM
what kind of protein shake is only 37 calories?

04-24-2002, 09:20 AM
It's called Powerplay. It's 372 calories for 100g I use about 10g per glass.

04-24-2002, 09:23 AM
i see. well at most that's only going to give you what? 8g protein? if it's all protein?

why not up that to 50g per glass? that's an easy way to up your cals as well as your protein requirement, don't ya think?

04-24-2002, 09:30 AM
True, but then it would become undrinkable, maybe I should give up on the idea of drinking it, and eat it instead. In the scheme of things it doesn't matter if i'm eating or drinking it. Maybe I should invest in a MRP that has a balance of protein and carbs.

04-24-2002, 09:33 AM
that's a good idea, actually, if you are gonna rely on protein shakes for a lot of your meals.

04-24-2002, 10:13 AM
Thanks for your help, guess I need a better shake. :)