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Old May 11th, 2017, 13:21 PM   11
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Ebauerhaus: I used an online calorie calculator to figure out my TDEE (the calories I burn based on an average day) and then added 300. I suspect my metabolism is much higher though than what the calculators estimate, so adding 300 is still just putting me in weight maintenance mode right now. I plan to talk to a dietician if I can't manage to put on any weight by the third trimester.



 
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Old May 11th, 2017, 17:57 PM   12
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Ebauerhaus: I used an online calorie calculator to figure out my TDEE (the calories I burn based on an average day) and then added 300. I suspect my metabolism is much higher though than what the calculators estimate, so adding 300 is still just putting me in weight maintenance mode right now. I plan to talk to a dietician if I can't manage to put on any weight by the third trimester.
I did the same just today, calculated all the basal metabolic stuff and then went from there.

My doctor says I don't need to eat any more calories than usual. I'm not sure if that's specifically because I'm overweight, though... I know she was surprised by my 4 pound weight loss since I last saw her, so I'm going to try out this calorie count as a minimum for a week or two and see what my weight does.

I'm not sure I need to gain much - guessing at the most 15 to 20 lbs.

I'm still unable to eat more than half my food at any given meal, but I snack throughout the day and that may be part of it.



 
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