This is my first week with the WebMD Food and Fitness Planner and am finding it ridiculously difficult to reach the daily food goals. I'm trying to lose 15 pounds at 2 pounds per week, meaning a recommended net calorie intake of 1050 (1200 consumed minus 150 burned from exercise).
I've been meeting the daily calorie requirements, but even with healthy snacks (strawberries, watermelon, almonds, grapes) and healthy meals (chicken salad with light dressing), I always exceed my food goals in sugar, fats, and protein levels. These are the healthiest food options I can think of, yet I'm still constantly over my limit...
Does anyone have any ideas/tips/advice for how I may stay within my daily recommended limits? My sugar intake is so high from the natural sugars of the fruits, and same goes for the fats in almonds.
I've also been working out rigorously, burning off about 700-800 calories a day, resulting in my net caloric intake well under 1000 cals per day. Should I be eating more to accommodate for my workouts, and is there any way I can address this with the food planner?View Thread
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