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#1 Old 12-23-2007, 02:36 PM
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I'm using sparkpeople.com to track my nutrition and weight loss efforts. I'm 3 lbs away from a 10 lb weight loss goal I set at the beginning of 2007.

Anyway, it would be such a great birthday present to myself to shake the last 3 lbs (my birthday is on NYE). So I'm down to 1550 calories per day or less. I have been trying to stick to this all month and it's not easy. I've found, when using sparkpeople, that I am consistanly low on calcium and zinc (according to their standards)...usually I'm at about half their estimate of what I need. Aside from taking a supplement, are there any low calorie foods that I can add in to my diet that have calcium or zinc without raising the calories I eat too much? I'd love to stick with whole foods rather than processed ones. Oh, and I'm vegan.



Thanks everyone. It's been ages since I've posted a new thread on here, but I'm back for your wise insight.
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I'm using sparkpeople.com to track my nutrition and weight loss efforts. I'm 3 lbs away from a 10 lb weight loss goal I set at the beginning of 2007.

Anyway, it would be such a great birthday present to myself to shake the last 3 lbs (my birthday is on NYE). So I'm down to 1550 calories per day or less. I have been trying to stick to this all month and it's not easy. I've found, when using sparkpeople, that I am consistanly low on calcium and zinc (according to their standards)...usually I'm at about half their estimate of what I need. Aside from taking a supplement, are there any low calorie foods that I can add in to my diet that have calcium or zinc without raising the calories I eat too much? I'd love to stick with whole foods rather than processed ones. Oh, and I'm vegan.



Thanks everyone. It's been ages since I've posted a new thread on here, but I'm back for your wise insight.
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#3 Old 12-23-2007, 02:50 PM
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Good job!



Up your weight-bearing and cardio exercise for a real boost, I'd say.



As far as nutrition is concerned:



For zinc, add in peas, beans, brown rice, spinach, tofu or tempeh.



For calcium, add in more green leafy vegetables, calcium-fortified tofu, soy milk, and orange juice



OR Just have a delicious Kashi GoLean Vanilla shake (Trader Joe's has the powder and it's really nutritious and delicious!) made with a light soy milk fortified with calcium as a tasty meal replacement (which is about 300 calories this way).

"Yes! Live! Life's a banquet and most poor suckers are starving to death!" Auntie Mame
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#4 Old 12-23-2007, 02:50 PM
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Good job!



Up your weight-bearing and cardio exercise for a real boost, I'd say.



As far as nutrition is concerned:



For zinc, add in peas, beans, brown rice, spinach, tofu or tempeh.



For calcium, add in more green leafy vegetables, calcium-fortified tofu, soy milk, and orange juice



OR Just have a delicious Kashi GoLean Vanilla shake (Trader Joe's has the powder and it's really nutritious and delicious!) made with a light soy milk fortified with calcium as a tasty meal replacement (which is about 300 calories this way).

"Yes! Live! Life's a banquet and most poor suckers are starving to death!" Auntie Mame
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Good job!



Up your weight-bearing and cardio exercise for a real boost, I'd say.



As far as nutrition is concerned:



For zinc, add in peas, beans, brown rice, spinach, tofu or tempeh.



For calcium, add in more green leafy vegetables, calcium-fortified tofu, soy milk, and orange juice



OR Just have a delicious Kashi GoLean Vanilla shake (Trader Joe's has the powder and it's really nutritious and delicious!) made with a light soy milk fortified with calcium as a tasty meal replacement (which is about 300 calories this way).



Ahimsa-- You always amaze me with your vast knowledge of nutrients!
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