I know this is an older post, but likely a question new folks would also ask about.
I found that while on beta blockers, I had to eat less than 'recommended' ranges as well if I wanted to lose pounds.
Now, I will say that with the normal disclaimer. I ate less calories with an MDs approval. I simply could not lose an ounce at 1200 calories a day intake, period. I was a cop and EMT. Very active. Just very overweight, too.
I was eating 800-1000 per day before I saw any weight loss, but those 800-100 were very healthy calories with the nutrients I needed to sustain my active job.
Again, if you're going to eat less than recommended, don't do it without medical supervision. Trust me, starvation is not the answer. I still ate throughout the day, every few hours, even if it was a granola bar or a salad.
I lost very quickly, but, of course, I put it back on over the course of several years.
This round, I'm rating healthier, eating less, but eating different. I'm not depriving myself of foods I enjoy, but I'm weighing everything, counting every darn calorie, drinking water, and walking daily for my cardio.
It's possible to lose over 50 with heart issues. Takes determination, but it can be done. Mind set has a lot to do with how well you will succeed in your journey.
We don't say the word diet in my house. I'm not dieting. I'm eating differently. You'll even find a cookie or two in my closet.
I will be thinner and healthier if it kills me. We don't say diet in our house-ever. Diets fail!
| current weight: 160.0