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Improper Fueling

Lisa Eirene

About Lisa Eirene Lisa lost 110 pounds through calorie counting and exercise. She swims, bikes, runs, hikes and is enjoying life in Portland, Oregon. Her weight loss story has been featured in First Magazine, Yahoo Health, Woman's Day and

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  1. Sara

    What about beef jerky for snacks? High protein=full feeling longer 🙂 I don’t eat in the morning so I’m not help with breakfast ideas. Also, is your calories before or after you add in exercise calories? Just wondering because 1,600 is really low for all that exercise! I’m guessing you add in the exercise calories on top of that though 🙂
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      Yes I eat back a lot of the calories I burn off. Not all of it but most I suppose.

  2. Rachel Smith

    I’ve found I really have to have protein every single time I eat to avoid getting hungry an hour later. That serving of applesauce and the lower protein dinner, for example, would leave me hungry very soon afterward. If it was a serving of nuts or some cheese or deli meat for the same number of calories, it would keep me satisfied much longer.
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      Protein definitely helps. Trying to find the right protein is hard sometimes. The greek yogurt has a lot of protein. Sometimes it works…sometimes it doesn’t! My body is fickle I guess…

  3. Andi

    What if you skipped the snacks and had bigger meals by adding the calories into your meals? Just a thought. Sometimes I have a higher level of hunger than usual and that’s what I do. Seems to work for me but I don’t exercise as much as you do.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I kind of did that in a way yesterday. My lunch was bigger than normal and I skipped one of my snacks in the afternoon (I had guacamole and carrots). But it’s worth experimenting with!

  4. Lori

    I eat my biggest meal at breakfast since I exercise in the morning. It’s usually 400-500 calories. If you give yourself 30 minutes before riding, your stomach should be fine. I ride about an hour after breakfast. Try that on a weekend so if you do get pukey feeling, it won’t be on a work day. If I don’t get enough calories at breakfast and I exercise in the morning – I never feel like I can catch up the rest of the day.

    You also could pad your meals with more fruits and veggies to make them more filling.
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      Hmmm that might be a good idea. Maybe I should try eating breakfast (and a bigger breakfast) first thing when I wake up and then take a shower, get dressed, get ready for the ride.

  5. CARLA

    I tend to do my biggest meal at night since it’s when IM SO SO DONE and have the most time!!
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      Me too. My biggest meal is usually dinner.

  6. Christa

    More fat? I find that a low fat diet leaves me feeling hungry. I love full fat Greek yogurt instead of the easier-to-find nonfat, for example. And applesauce would not be nearly enough of a snack for me. I’d add some nuts or cheese. Good luck!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Good idea. It’s been awhile since I’ve eaten avocados. Maybe it’s time to add it back!

  7. Biz

    I know granola is a calorie bomb, but that sticks with me the most – the high carbs and protein works for me. 😀

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I’m willing to give it a try! Just bought some at the store today.

  8. km

    Agree with some of the people who commented to try eating more protein. Maybe adding two pieces of bacon or a sausage link to your breakfast, and changing your applesauce snack to a hardboiled egg or a serving of nuts. More protein and a little healthy fat should help curb hunger through the day.
    Best wishes.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Yes, the applesauce on it’s own was definitely not enough!

  9. Vickie

    Protein is what generally holds us. Eating a good protein source every single time you eat, helps. Helps hugely.

    Avocado also helps me. It helps hold me very steady. I eat a whole small one or a half a large one every day (with my breakfast). So, healthy fat, which is very different from junk fat, has made a huge difference.

    I did not read the other comments. I have not read other posts, so if I am way off base, I apologize. I happened to see you on the side bar of Jane’s blog and clicked over.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Nope, you are right. Protein definitely helps. I second the avocados. I bought some this weekend and plan on giving those a try.

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