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20 days to Vacation Location, but who's counting?

Saturday, February 02, 2013

Sooo...after last night's pizza excursion and today's fancy brunch, I'm going on a hard-boiled egg and raw vegetable diet for 20 days.
(Not really.)
But I realized today that I used to eat waaaaay less than I eat now. And I used to be waaaaay slimmer. With little or no exercise.
More than coincidence?
I don't think blanket rules like "don't go below 1200 calories" work for everyone, especially women who are short and small-boned, like me. 1200 calories is probably a good statistical average, but if my maintenance level is 1100 calories, how will I lose weight on 1200?
Sigh, it's simpler just to live on HB eggs and salad. And I love salad.


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    Truthfully, I think you may have a point about lower caloric needs. I wouldn't have said that a while ago when I was younger, muscular, and more active. But I am seeing how "smaller" people with less muscle mass simply don't need to eat as much. I know that they say not to go below 1200 calories.
But really, how can that be reasonable to tell to every adult trying to lose weight?? Having said that, I am not for starvation. I think people that need less food need to make every calorie count as much as possible with extremely nutritious food. But I think you could change that if you exercised more and built more muscle. At least that is the strategy that I am using. Time will tell how all this goes! I will be blogging about it as I go along.

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KAYOTIC 2/3/2013 9:51AM

    moving more will increase your caloric need, how active are you?

And you're right, smaller people have lower caloric needs, but it's rarely as low as 1100. Check your macro's and make sure you are getting enough protein (it will help with satiety) what ever you choose to eat.

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ICANINSIGHT 2/2/2013 7:23PM

    I used to eat a lot more and weighed a lot less! Best wishes to you!

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CYND59 2/2/2013 8:54AM

    You have to decide what calorie range you think you need but do not starve yourself. I am no expert. I mess up all of the time but feel i have a pretty good healthy eating lifestyle. I just need to work on the daily exercise part.
So, where are you going on vacation?

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