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Down another 2 lbs overnight

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

So that's now 6 lbs in 5 days. I discovered there's a name for what I'm doing. VLCD. Very low cal diet. Although I'm sure you're thinking there's another name for it...

I ate exactly 500 calories yesterday. Smh. I had half a pack of oatmeal for breakfast, the other half for lunch, and a box of frozen spinach for dinner with a tbs of quinoa.

I don't understand why I either eat 3000 calories, or 500. One of my sparkfriends said I might have an eating disorder. She's probably right. But I don't know if I want to stop the vlcd until I reach my goal weight. And that's the problem. I'll go back to my bad eating habits and put the weight back on. Dilemmas.
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  • -BENI-
    Oh how I have done this and the doctor said I've screwed up my metabolism. The body wasn't meant to eat like this and it will slow down to a stop because it will think it's in starvation mode. Try really hard to use the food tracker, that's what is helping me. My metabolism is such a mess and my weight will come off very slow. My doctor said at this point the only thing that will get it off quicker is to move.
    Please try not to do this for long, I'd hate for you to go through what I'm going through.

    xo Beni
    2283 days ago
    Everything in moderation is a good mantra. It's ok to have very low cal days, but you definately need to keep up adequate nutrition to function, otherwise, like Mamajahmai said, your body will think you're starving and hang on to everything it can. Perhaps you should seek information on eating disorders for help?
    2283 days ago
    Your body will dump muscle first, in attempts to preserve itself, since muscle weighs more than fat. The fat will stay because the body needs it to function. Your metabolism will then slow down because of lost muscle as the body starts to hoard every bite of food it gets. Please do not do this for long, it is not healthy and it will backfire. Respectfully emoticon
    2283 days ago
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