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10/13/09 1:20 P

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There is no reason for the 1000 calorie diet. My neurologist is fat prejudiced. The only reason I even agreed to go along with him was I didn't fit in the MRI. I was a patient at St. Luke’s in Houston and I almost got stuck in the MRI. I thank God that it was just a head and neck one. When they do my spine next month I will be in an open MRI but if I have get admitted again, it is closed MRIs all over again.

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10/12/09 7:59 P

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This is really tricky since I recently was trying to help someone else on 1100 calories.

Is there a medical reason why your doctor put you on such a restricted diet? If there is no good reason, I would say to feed your hunger since hunger will cause you to eventually binge. I know Weight Watchers tends to do this too, and it is just not enough food for the average person.

I am sure you have input your information into your Spark Start page? What calorie range is SparkPeople recommending you follow?

If I were in your shoes, I would take the information that SparkPeople gives you in your Nutrition Tracker to your doctor and see if it will be ok for you to follow the recommendations and the caloric range that Spark tells you.

Since you are hungry and I was never hungry as long as I stayed in the Spark Calorie Range, telling your doctor and getting his/her ok could keep you on track if you're not hungry.

Good luck! Let us know how you do.

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10/12/09 1:41 P

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Welcome to the group, you got good advice from the others, but in the meantime if you are starving, try to eat some vegetable soup, it tastes good and has some minimal calories. Good luck, Jo

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10/12/09 1:34 P

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I agree that 1000 is low. You could track your food and aim for 1000, knowing that you could go up a little. That might be a good thing in that you could eat a low calorie snack, knowing you could go to 1200. It is almost impossible to eat a nutritionally at 1000. Good luck to you.


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10/12/09 12:26 P

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Welcome to spark people and in particular to our little team "family" here. I hope that you'll find everything that you want and need here. I am no doctor, but 1000 calories sounds too low. Are you expecting to have to go through some sort surgery or something that he's so desperate for you to be below 1200 calories? I have always read that going below that is not good for you. I would hate for you to put your body into starvation mode and then stall out on you. I follow the limits that spark people set up for me based on my size and activity level and I am doing well with my weight loss and overall good health. Again, I am no doctor but I would suggest maybe getting a second opinion or even contacting a nutritionist for advice. Best wishes to you my friend. Love, Dawn

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10/12/09 12:14 P

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Just fairly new to Sparkpeople. I really need help. One of my doctors has put me on a 1000 calorie diet. I am starving. I think that if I loose weight before my Nov. 2nd appointment I will be ok. I just need help to get through it.

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