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1000 cals a day

Thursday, January 03, 2013

Is it really so bad? I've done it a few times by accident during the past few weeks and the scale dropped. So that whole, "you need to eat more to lose weight" mantra is definitely NOT true for me. When I eat 1500 I stay the same or gain. When I eat 1200 I stay the same or lose...slowly. When I eat 1000 I just lose. I'm hitting all my nutrient requirements as well. So is it really that bad to be 200 calories off if you're getting all your protein and fat and carbs? I'm leaning toward resetting my calorie range to 1000-1200 and trying that out for a few months and seeing how I feel.
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    I posted something similar recently. I went down to 1000 for one day and it was difficult. I am usually at 1200. I wish I could be at 1000 and not feel hungry. I applaud you for being vegan and eating healthy. That sounds really challenging!
    2263 days ago
    Are you getting fitness into your daily routine? I notice that I don't eat as much when I am a couch potato... but when I am very active, I eat what I am suppose to.

    I think that having exercise and eating more is healthier because not only are you buring off the calories, you are toning your body... that way when you hit your goal, you will be looking better than you would with just eating less.

    It's all about give and take...
    2268 days ago
    I don't think it is that bad, as long as you can do it. You seem to be fine if you are meeting all of your other requirements, not like everything is low. Shouldn't go much lower though.
    I always believe in doing what feels right for you. No one knows your body better than you do.
    2268 days ago
    I don't think it's that bad if you're hitting your nutrients. I do it myself once in a while and may also change. I'm not losing any when I go for 1,200 calories.
    2268 days ago
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