I was recently in an accident and cannot exercise; particularly, I cannot put weight on my feet or lay my feet on the ground. Consequently, I have to maintain my weight purely through diet. I typically aim for around 1300 calories/day.

So far I have:

  • breakfast: fried egg/egg white on toast with a glass of water (about 200 cals)
  • lunch: chicken breast, small piece of bread, with a large spinach salad (about 300 cals)
  • afternoon snack ?
  • dinner ?

Thank you.

  • The Snark Urge
    73 months ago

    I’m a deadly afternoon snacker. Fresh veg helps. Keep cucumber and carrot around. Salt and pepper or tajin seasoning is low in calories. Also, air popped corn with nutritional yeast or chili lime powder for flavour.

    Dinners are non trivial, But veg is your friend again. A heap of steamed veggies next to a smaller portion of whatever you love. Drink lots of water, club soda, etc, anything to limit liquid calories and especially sugar obviously.

  • @[email protected]
    3 months ago

    I love rice bowls, and not much rice goes a long way. A cup of cooked rice, a cup of cooked kale, onion, garlic, a can of black beans, and a single egg makes 2 big servings at 400cal a serving, or you could knock it down to 3 servings at 260 per.

    The key is the greens and beans. High in fiber and low in calories, you will be full for longer.

    Huge fan of apples and pears as well. Under 100 calories and high in fiber with carbs for an energy pick me up.

    Biggest dangers for me are snacking and drinking my calories in coffee, so only black coffee and trying hard not to snack

    There are also exercises you can do without using your lower body at all. Many of these exercises are oriented to older people with limited or no mobility. You obviously know what you are capable of, and as others said exercise doesn’t lead to weight control as well as diet, but there are options for you to keep that bloop pumping.

    Good luck!

  • @Okokimup
    43 months ago

    Exercise has many health benefits, but has much less to do with weight management than people think. If you can, try to eat more of your calories earlier in the day. A hearty breakfast, filling lunch, and light dinner (or even fasting). Eat plenty of fiber. Sorry to hear about your accident, and I hope you’re able to get back on your feet.

  • @CM400
    13 months ago

    Hummus with celery or other crunchy veggies is my go-to snack these days.