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Low on Calories, is that Bad?

Saturday, December 29, 2012

This morning I had a cup of cabbage and veggie soup for breakfast. I had that with water. For lunch I had a tuna sandwich with sliced cucumbers on the side and McIntosh Apple for lunch with water. For dinner I had baked chicken breast with garlic, onion, and salsa, 2 corn tortillas and 4 oz of Canada dry ginger ale. For a snack I had 1 serving size of goldfish colors which is 55 small goldfish and an 8 oz glass of pomegranate juice. I’m not hungry anymore, I’m just sipping water to get my full 8 glasses in.

All of that comes out to 1297. My Spark calorie allowance is 2730-3080. What I got today is waaaay off from that. Is that good? Should I eat some more? I’m not really sure what to do…
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    I don't eat if I'm not hungry. I look at it this way, a day here and there under is fine as long as I'm not under 1200 calories.
    1967 days ago
    Okay I got 2737 for calories needed to maintain my weight. So pretty much I gotta eat more.

    Thank you for the help! =D Its greatly appreciated!
    1968 days ago

    Comment edited on: 12/29/2012 7:38:04 PM
    It can cause you to hold on to weight if you stay too low for long. Go to this link:
    After you get your BMR, then go to the Harris Benedict Calculator to figure in the exercise you do. You need to start by using the exercise you are doing now, not what you are planning to do in the future. See how you do. If you get stuck try upping your calories by 100 per day each week if you think it's too low. You'll know because you will stop losing. This should give a starting point at least. After that you have to watch your results and tweak calories as needed.
    You always need to get a minimum of 1200 calories per day.
    1968 days ago

    Comment edited on: 12/29/2012 7:21:13 PM
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