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2/12/13 7:52 P

This site does not encourage eating less than 1200 calories daily.
Why are you going so low???
It would also help if your nutrition tracker was public, let me know if you need the steps to do this.

Also, what is your height and weight (spark-mail me privately if you want).

Dietitian Becky

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2/12/13 2:32 P

It can take as much as 6 to 8 weeks for initial results to show up on the scale. So don't fret. However, 1,200 calories is the absolute minimum any woman should be consuming (I think 1,500 for men) and oftentimes it's hardly enough. You're definitely not eating enough if you average 1,000 to 1,100 per day, which can slow your weight loss. There are a ton of meatless protein sources out there - I'm a vegetarian and get at least 75 grams per day without protein powders or protein bars. Greek yogurt, eggs and egg whites, milk, cheese (including cottage cheese), nuts and nut butters (not the best protein source, but they're calorie dense, which might be a good addition to your diet), legumes, grains...all good sources, and I'm probably leaving some out.

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2/12/13 2:29 P

I keep mine between 1200 & 1350. doing aon average 45 mins of cardio daily and have lost 10lbs in 4 weeks.

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2/12/13 2:22 P

I had posted on one of the boards asking for suggestion bc i had been dieting and exercising for about 3 weeks and haven't lost any weight. Even thought i do ellipitical for 45 mins and consume 1000 to 1100 cals a day. It was suggested i eat more calories so i have been trying to do that and increase my protein. I am not a big meat eater and am now feeling overful bc I am not used to eating this much food.Am i doing the right thing? emoticon

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