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When does this get easier?


Thursday, January 17, 2013

Today marks 2 weeks that I have been doing "normal people" calories...lol....and I feel terrible. I looked on this website and it says I have a basal metabolic rate of almost 3000 so I have been having a difference of around 1200 a day. Is it normal to feel run down? I'm not going to stop doing what I'm doing...just wondering if my body will get use to it?
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PRECIOUS_JEWEL 1/27/2013 5:21AM

    Is that a difference of 1200 per DAY? If so, I would say that you are not consuming enough calories, and I second the suggestion to increase protein. From my research, you should aim for ideally a 500 calorie per day deficiency so your body doesn't freak out, but 1000 calories a day deficit would mathematically result in 2 lbs a week, and that's the max one should safely lose, so perhaps add 200 calories per day and see if that helps. I had a friend who couldn't lose any weight even though she was eating low calorie and exercising. As soon as she followed the advice of going from 1200 to 1400 calories, she started losing weight as well as feeling more energetic... a bonus of eating more of the right kind of food. Good luck :)

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DANIELSMOMMY08 1/19/2013 10:26AM

    Youre welcome and thank you...and all of yall for the encouragement emoticon

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JO28352 1/19/2013 10:01AM

    Thank you for sharing. Hang in there.

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DANIELSMOMMY08 1/18/2013 10:11PM

    Thank you :)

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METIS457_79 1/18/2013 3:25PM

    Definitely could be withdrawals or the fibromyalgia. Hope you get to feeling better soon!

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DANIELSMOMMY08 1/18/2013 1:05PM

    Thanks for the replies. I am not sure what is going on with me. About 6 months ago I started feeling weak and having edema in my feet and ankles. I've had all kind of blood work and tests on my heart. Everything came back normal except I had a severe vitamin D dificiency ( not sure of spelling lol ). I now take a vitamin D suppliment along with Calcium, B12, Fish Oil, a multivitamin, CoQ10, and magnesium. I still have to take the diuretics and I feel worse than I did. I am actually eating more veggies and protein than I did when I was eating like a horse. But I will try to add some more. I wonder if the fatigue could be my fibromyalgia acting up? I also cut out a lot of my sugars and white bread. Maybe I'm going thru withdrawal...lol.

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METIS457_79 1/18/2013 10:09AM

    I don't think it's normal to still feel like that 2 weeks into it. I felt crappy the first couple of days, but then started feeling great. I am looking at your food and fitness trackers, you may want to try getting a little more protein in your diet. Are you meeting all your nutrition goals every day? Also, you could add more veggies for not very many calories. I've been slacking on my veggie intake lately, but it makes me feel better when I eat more veggies.

If you don't feel better, you should definitely go see the doctor and have them run some blood work.


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BEINGGUIDED 1/18/2013 8:09AM

    It depends on what you are eating. If you replaced your normal foods with cleaner foods, you body with start to detox. This can give you flu like symptoms. I would say give it some more time, you are bound to feel better as time goes on. Good luck!

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ARW715 1/18/2013 6:24AM

    I felt bad for the first week, then my body adjusted. If you this continues, you may want to see your doctor just to make sure there are no other issues. I was anemic for my entire life and always felt run down (I have a blood disease). They finally my iron levels adjusted and I feel much better now. Good luck! Hope it turns around for you.

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