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AMERSBEE Posts: 48
1/3/12 12:36 P

Thanks so much for the link. I am definitely gonna check it out =)

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1/3/12 12:25 P

I agree with others- an MD doesn't mean he's infallible. Also, no exercise while you're restricting your eating like that. Maybe try some yoga or a little strength training, but nothing aggressive and NO cardio.

For food tips, go to this link. There's a meal plan for a cleanse that you can do for about 700 calories. It's relatively well balanced with carbs, veggies, fats and protein. I advise trying one meal with fish and one with chicken (if you eat meat).

fitbie.msn.com/look-better-naked-2-day-cle
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Currently working and going to grad school. Given my stress level and time constraints (and with my doctor's blessing), I'm not trying to lose a lot of weight, just be healthy and not gain. Once I get my degree I'll pick things up again.

BRITOMART Posts: 7,626
1/3/12 12:15 P

"An actual doctor in a huge hospital" could have a specialty in anything from geriatrics to obstetrics and know next to nothing about weight loss/management. And, sadly, popularity is no guide to quality.

If you can, get a second opinion from someone with real qualifications in the area you need help with...would you go to a psychiatrist for a surgical procedure?

Edited by: BRITOMART at: 1/3/2012 (12:16)
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AMERSBEE Posts: 48
1/3/12 12:10 P

Well he is an actual doctor in a huge hospital =) He must know what he is doing. Lots of people go to him..heehee.

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1/3/12 12:04 P

You should not be working out on 700 calories a day. What qualifications does this metabolic specialist have? Do you have a completely sedentary lifestyle? I don't understand why anyone would be put on this type of diet....

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AMERSBEE Posts: 48
1/3/12 11:57 A

I have had a really hard time losing weight. I was referred to a metabolic specialist. He had me do a bunch of tests and blood work. I have an extremely low metabolism. So he is trying to boost it by drastically changing my diet along with the medication. I also have to work out 4 days a week doing resistance training. That isn't including cardio. So I have been doing Curves 4 days a week.

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SPARK_COACH_JEN Posts: 58,637
1/3/12 11:52 A

You don't have to answer this if you don't want to, but I'm curious why he's put you on a diet like this? Do you have some kind of specific medical condition that requires it, or are you just trying to lose weight?

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AMERSBEE Posts: 48
1/3/12 11:46 A

I have met with a dietitian a couple of times. Not for this harsh of a diet but I do have one. I am also on a bunch of vitamins too. Multivitamin, calcium, B-12, Vitamin D (prescription) and he gave me a bunch of reading info..lol! But realistically, this is a tough one.

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SPARK_COACH_JEN Posts: 58,637
1/3/12 11:40 A

The previous poster is totally correct. Being on a diet like this can be dangerous to your health b/c it's difficult to get all of the nutrients your body needs. So it's very important for you to work closely with a registered dietitian who can create a meal plan to help you meet those needs.

Coach Jen

"You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call "failure" is not the falling down but the staying down." Mary Pickford

"No matter how slow you go, you are still lapping everybody on the couch."
BRITOMART Posts: 7,626
1/3/12 11:39 A

If your doctor has put you on such a restricted diet, he/she should send you to registered dietitian to give you appropriate meals. Leaving you on your own is completely irresponsible!

I'd call the office and make a (polite but firm) stink.

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AMERSBEE Posts: 48
1/3/12 11:37 A

So my doctor put me on a 700 calorie diet to reboost my metabolism along with some medications. So, my problem is that I have no where to start. I need to have at least 75 grams of protein a day. I feel lost!

I am trying to make up a couple different menu plans for breakfast, lunch, and dinner that I can choose from but boy, I am stumped. 700 calories...That isn't anything! Does anyone have any suggestions for any meals? I am trying to gather up any info. I am drinking 2 Premier protein drinks a day. They each have 30 g of protein. So that is a plus. They are 160 calories. So that is 380 calories left for the day. So if I just have one shake for breakfast and lunch. I would just have to worry about dinner. But...if I wanted to eat a breakfast...

This sucks! Any help would be greatly appreciated!! =)

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