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Old 03-20-2012, 08:40 PM   #1
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For those that are LC along with JUDDD....

How do you get your UD Calories up?

I think eating LC naturally lowers your calories, my down days are really easy, staying under 400 just feels natural to me...its the UD that are killers. I cant get to 2000 calories, the comfort range is about 1600 to 1700 and I feel I am stuffing myself to get there!

Today I ate a
B=Thick creamy protein shake made with unsweetened Silk , HWC and cream cheese.
S=1/2 cup cottage cheese
L=Revolutionary bread and tuna salad.
D=same as lunch
S=Pork Rinds and home made salsa.

Now its 10:23pm and I am stuffed and I only have 1446calories for the day.

Being a food addict I know I need to keep Sugars / Flours / Starches completely out of my diet.
I really LOVE JUDDD!, it feels so natural to me and I have this new energy that I am really loving , My weight is bouncing the same 2 pounds up and down. Could it be my UD aren't enough calories? I ordered the book..guess I should wait till I get it to understand the mechanics of this whole thing, huh?
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Old 03-20-2012, 09:11 PM   #2
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I have the same problem. I'm using higher calorie items.

I made a great Crab Cole Slaw Avocado the other day. 358 calories, 9.8 carbs, 9.5 carbs.

Mac and cheese made with cauliflower and added cheese 577 cal, 3 carbs.

Philly Steak Roll Ups 304 cal, 5.5 carbs

Hot dog scramble with cheese 324 cal, 5 carbs

I've been adding a tablespoon of coconut oil to my flax muffins that works out to 444 calories. 18 carbs but also 14 fiber so it doesn't spike my glucose.

I also enjoy my Chia Ricotta Bowl Breakfast without whipped cream it's 343 calories, 19 carb, 7.5 fiber. (I'm not sure how low carb you are..I'm more medium to low)

It's still not easy getting the calories up but I'm working at it. I definitely prefer the DDs.
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Old 03-20-2012, 10:42 PM   #3
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butter, cream, oil, mayonnaise, bacon, cheese - just add some in!

When I low carbed, I never felt I had reduced my calories in my meals - just with the loss of hunger.
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Old 03-21-2012, 03:29 AM   #4
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I cook. LC cooking - sauces with cream and butter and cheese and all those rich fats - tastes SO good and suddenly makes the reaching UD challenge meaningless.

I make sauces ahead in prep for those days when there is no time to cook.
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Well i think i follow a moderate carb diet due to i eat nuts.. love almonds.. and they pack a wollop of almost 200 cal for an ounce... i also eat no sugar natural peanutbutter off the spoon when i get to end of day and dont have enough cal taken in. at 100 cal per tablespoon it gets me there..Beef also seams to be higher in cal than say , turkey or chicken.. and i do eat a ton of hard boiled eggs just to put 75 cal in thru out the day.. for me.. im on a mission on an UD.. i look at it as a goal that must be reached, reguardless of hungar.. if i keep putting items like that in. every few hours kind of like taking medicine at certain intervals it seams to work for me..IMO this is what works for me.. best of luck to you!
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Same as all have posted!
My fav add ons at the end of my UD are Avocado & Macadamia Nuts
I will sometimes have a treat of REAL FATwhipped cream w/ strawberries/blueberries. A tbsp of Biscoff Spread

Just be careful because mac nuts add a walloping amount of calories very fast.
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butter, cream, oil, mayonnaise, bacon, cheese - just add some in!

When I low carbed, I never felt I had reduced my calories in my meals - just with the loss of hunger.

I agree 100%. Fats will raise those calories quick and easy.
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Lately I can't keep my UD calories low enough. I think you are just choosing really low calorie things to eat.

Here is my typical up day menu to show you how fast the calories pack on:
B: coffee w/ cream x 2 (200 calories - these are large cups); crustless quiche made with cream, cheese, sausage, and eggs (500 calories) = 700 calories
L: any recipe from Linda Sue's website (all are around 500 calories)
S: almonds (200 calories)
D: repeat of lunch or a big salad with chicken salad w/ lots of mayo on it or a large steak with buttered green beans or bacon cheeseburgers - all of these range from 500-1000 calories!
S: cream cheese danish or flax muffin or atkins bar or almonds or LC icecream

The above is WAY over my calorie limit so I have to pick and choose on hungry days but clearly I find ways to overeat on some days just from loving this food...
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Linda's Low Carb Menus & Recipes - Recipes

If you don't have this link, these are some amazing recipes. If you need to doctor them up for more calories, I can help you out! For example, the creamy southwestern soup is fantastic on its own but even better topped with shredded cheese and sour cream.
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Lately I can't keep my UD calories low enough. I think you are just choosing really low calorie things to eat.

Here is my typical up day menu to show you how fast the calories pack on:
B: coffee w/ cream x 2 (200 calories - these are large cups); crustless quiche made with cream, cheese, sausage, and eggs (500 calories) = 700 calories
L: any recipe from Linda Sue's website (all are around 500 calories)
S: almonds (200 calories)
D: repeat of lunch or a big salad with chicken salad w/ lots of mayo on it or a large steak with buttered green beans or bacon cheeseburgers - all of these range from 500-1000 calories!
S: cream cheese danish or flax muffin or atkins bar or almonds or LC icecream

The above is WAY over my calorie limit so I have to pick and choose on hungry days but clearly I find ways to overeat on some days just from loving this food...

Now im hungry!
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Seconding what has already been said, but just to the menu you posted, you could add 1 tbsp coconut oil to your smoothie, spread some extra mayo on your bread, put a little shredded cheese in that tuna and some hard boiled egg too, and add some sour cream with your pork rinds and salsa. Those changes would add quite a few cals. Having something like a hamburger patty with cheese for supper instead of the tuna again would up it too.

I had trouble too at first. Adding in fats helps with calories without making you overfull.

Coconut oil bark is another go to for me when I need the calories.
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Old 03-21-2012, 09:37 AM   #12
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How do you get your UD Calories up?

I think eating LC naturally lowers your calories, my down days are really easy, staying under 400 just feels natural to me...its the UD that are killers. I cant get to 2000 calories, the comfort range is about 1600 to 1700 and I feel I am stuffing myself to get there!

Today I ate a
B=Thick creamy protein shake made with unsweetened Silk , HWC and cream cheese.
S=1/2 cup cottage cheese
L=Revolutionary bread and tuna salad.
D=same as lunch
S=Pork Rinds and home made salsa.

Now its 10:23pm and I am stuffed and I only have 1446calories for the day.

Being a food addict I know I need to keep Sugars / Flours / Starches completely out of my diet.
I really LOVE JUDDD!, it feels so natural to me and I have this new energy that I am really loving , My weight is bouncing the same 2 pounds up and down. Could it be my UD aren't enough calories? I ordered the book..guess I should wait till I get it to understand the mechanics of this whole thing, huh?
i eat a lot of high protein and still have to stuff to get in my over 1650 cals. i add fat and eat high fat protein choices like liverwurst. or cooked chicken thighs. both run about 60 cals per oz. if i made that white meat chicken it would be 30 cals per oz raw. so i save that for DDs. also tenderloin will run 60 - 70 cals per oz depending on the grade. so you can up your cals without changing your volume intake much.
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Old 03-21-2012, 10:06 AM   #13
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Bacon, avocados, full fat dairy (cheese, cream, butter, yogurt, etc), chicken skin, egg yolk, fatty cuts of meat or ground meat, coconut oil, coconut milk, almonds, macadamia nuts, nut butters...to name some.

I think as Amber says, it may just be that you're choosing more lowfat/low cal food, because my calories always add up so fast on UDs. Then again I love high fat and naturally low carb food and could probably eat 2500-3000 calories of it every day if I didn't reign myself in.
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What they all said...
^^^^^^^

I am an expert at getting calories up.
Good healthy fats are the way to do it.
Avocado and cooking veges in good- for- you oils. Butter on your veges.
Nuts!
I love marcona almonds from Trader Joes and they are 190 calories for 1/4 cup!

Coconut oil bark is yummy and very good for you. Cheese with an omelet. Beef gets those calories up quickly.

Cocoa fluff- I take my magic bullet and whip some HWC with a little SF sweetener and some cocoa and voila- instant delicious mousse.

Some of the baked treats from the recipes on this board using almond flour and coconut flour drive up those calories. A piece of low carb banana bread spread with a bit of cream cheese is delicious and can add 300 calories very easily.

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Same as all have posted!
My fav add ons at the end of my UD are Avocado & Macadamia Nuts
I will sometimes have a treat of REAL FATwhipped cream w/ strawberries/blueberries. A tbsp of Biscoff Spread

Just be careful because mac nuts add a walloping amount of calories very fast.
I once ate an entire huge Costco 24oz can of Mauna Loa macadamia nuts with sea salt in a day. I just went and looked it up and that was roughly 5585 calories just for those nuts alone, and that definitely wasn't the only thing I had that day.
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I once ate an entire huge Costco 24oz can of Mauna Loa macadamia nuts with sea salt in a day. I just went and looked it up and that was roughly 5585 calories just for those nuts alone, and that definitely wasn't the only thing I had that day.
O.M.G.!!! - I would be in heaven, but I know I can't, but let me tell you, I would love it!!!
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I once ate an entire huge Costco 24oz can of Mauna Loa macadamia nuts with sea salt in a day. I just went and looked it up and that was roughly 5585 calories just for those nuts alone, and that definitely wasn't the only thing I had that day.
I bought some this weekend! Love, love, love them. My UD will be easier now.
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I once ate an entire huge Costco 24oz can of Mauna Loa macadamia nuts with sea salt in a day. I just went and looked it up and that was roughly 5585 calories just for those nuts alone, and that definitely wasn't the only thing I had that day.

I think we could get along really well.
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Thanks for all the wonderful advise! I too love nuts but portion control is soooo hard!


I think DD are easy for me because I have been drinking a TBS of ACV each morning when I wake up and it really is a great natural appetite suppressant .
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I once ate an entire huge Costco 24oz can of Mauna Loa macadamia nuts with sea salt in a day. I just went and looked it up and that was roughly 5585 calories just for those nuts alone, and that definitely wasn't the only thing I had that day.
Oh yeah baby! Also Blue Diamond smoked almonds. I nuts and peanut butter. OMG, I could get lost in a jar.
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butter, cream, oil, mayonnaise, bacon, cheese - just add some in!

When I low carbed, I never felt I had reduced my calories in my meals - just with the loss of hunger.
All of this^^^^
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