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The past month or so, I've been trying to improve my diet, as I had been eating a lot of junk food. I've started tracking my days on <a href="http://www.fitday.com" target="_blank">www.fitday.com</a>, and I've noticed that as I've lost the junk food, I've also lost a lot of calories, and I'm only eating roughly 1000-1200 a day, as well as a lot of carbs. Since school has been out, I've been sleeping through breakfast, so that probably hasn't helped..Would eating 5 or 6 smaller meals throughout the day give me more calories? and can anyone suggest some high-calorie, low-fat foods?
 

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what are you eating throughout the day? like, what is a typical breakfast, lunch, and dinner for you? I eat low-fat vegan and a typical day looks like this for me:<br><br><br><br>
B: cereal, light silk soymilk and dried fruit OR soygurt with granola and bran and dried fruit<br><br>
L: mixed greens topped with extra veg and a protein (such as oven roasted root veggies with seitan, tofu ricotta, leftover pad thai), with multi grain or whole wheat bread or a grain (i should mention now that I am mostly macrobiotic, too), or hummus with ww pita bread and veggies and fruit with a glass of soymilk<br><br>
S: something with carbs, i like crunchy granola bars, or the date squares from HIAV lately. Yes, there is fat there, but it keeps you fuller longer..<br><br>
D: whatever mom makes, which could be ethiopian peppers and seitan with brown rice and a tossed salad; maple mustard roasted greenbeans and potatoes with mixed field greens and whole grain bread; falafels in pita bread with greens and goddess dressing; homemade veggie burgers in ww wraps with greens and a side of sauteed veggies...<br><br>
ES: either a date square, some whole grain cereal, or fruit
 

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Well, if I'm ever awake for breakfast, I'll usually eat Kashi or some other cereal. Lunch is usually a crunchy peanut butter sandwich on whole wheat bread, some fake meat product, one of my frozen rice/noodle dishes, things of that sort, all with at least a cup of fruits or veggies. I usually have 2-3 snacks inbetween lunch and dinner because I eat breakfast early and dinner late..They usually consist of a cup of fruits or veggies (whatever I didn't have at lunch), pretzels, a granola/Kashi bar, yogurt, etc..Dinner, I'll have vegetable stir-fry with tofu, cous-cous and veggies, a fake meat product (not if I had one for lunch, though) with at least 1 more serving of veggies, a veggie sub, pasta, other kinds of rice + bean dishes..I guess that's about it.
 

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Why do you have to stay away from fat? You could eat things like nuts, olive oil, seeds, nut butters and avocados for high fat, high nutrition things. Good fats are good! And they taste even better <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p">
 

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I agree with Astarte; fats are certainly the easiest way to add calories to your diet, and many of them are really good for you, like avocados, nuts, seeds, olive oil, canola oil, flax... I'm partial to coconut milk every now and then as well, although it's higher in sat fat than most plant foods. But then I'm speaking from the perspective of someone who routinely eats too much fat (I average ~ 37% of calories) and is looking for ways to cut it down.<br><br><br><br>
I would guess beans and whole grains are probably some of the best low-fat calorie dense foods.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Astarte</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
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Well, probably only because most of the higher-calorie things that I have easily accessible to me are also high in sat. and trans. fats, but I've never really considered "good" fats...<br><br><br><br>
Thanks for the advice and ideas! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 
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