Heligany Posted January 29, 2017 Report Share Posted January 29, 2017 I've been trying to follow a low calorie diet as I am housebound (so not very active) and overweight.I'm running into issues of getting enough nutrients when Im too ill to cook (I have severe eczema and food prep often need to be restricted). I do make batches and freeze but often these run out before my skin is ready to begin making meals again.I'm vegetarian with vegan leanings. I'm using cron-o-meter and was finding it difficult to get more than an average of 80% iron due to having to resort to sandwiches too often. I'm often low on Potassium, Choline and Vit E too.I found myself looking at those powdered meals as a possible solution e.g. heul (seems to be far too much protein in them way more than I eat normally), ... they arent calorie restricted so I'd have to eat 2000 cals to get full nutrients, Im only maintain weight at 1500 cals (not losing weight)... so thiis seems like a recipe for disaster. Is there a lower calorie version out there?Ive been messing around with cron-o-meter trying to DIY an alternative with a higher nutrient density to calorie.... but its difficult. For instance I was thinking of putting powdered nettles in it but I couldnt find a nutrient breaksdown for powdered nettles! Is there anywhere that has the full nutrient breakdown for more exotic stuff (Im thinking no as google cant seem to find it- but not everything is well linked for google- so if there is a 'secret site' I want to know?The only other alternative that comes to mind it vit and mineral supplements for the 'ill days' but most of them seem to be nothing like 100% or far far over on some nutrients (to the point you wonder if its safe to take them a lot). Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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