Am I eating enough to loose weight? I've been on my own 550-1000 calorie-a-day diet for 3 months. Please help!?
Topic: Am I eating enough to loose weight? I've been on my own 550-1000 calorie-a-day diet for 3 months. Please help!?
October 18, 2019 / By Dalton Question:
I am eating 550-1000 calories a day, and workout 30min a day on the treadmill (burn about 350 calories). If I eat around 800-1100 calories in a day, I feel sooo guilty and hate myself for it. I gave up a month ago and downed a 900-calorie icecream pint and then felt so horrible that I threw it all up. I am not loosing that much weight, regardless of my efforts! By the way I have been dieting for 3 months (have lost about 15 lbs)
Am I doing something wrong?
And, on the track I am on, how long will it take me to weigh 130 lbs?
By the way I am 5'10 and 203 lbs.
Please help! I am sooo lost!
Best Answers: Am I eating enough to loose weight? I've been on my own 550-1000 calorie-a-day diet for 3 months. Please help!?
Austyn | 8 days ago
Ok. Well while your not going to believe me, please trust me that I am confident that this is the beginning of an eating disorder.
Would I be right in thinking that you lost this weight in the first month?
Eating under 1200 calories will slow down your metabolism causing your body to store fat and work off as little as possible. Any weight you lose will be muscle. - losing muscle slows ur metabolism more and while you meet see a lower number on the scale its only because muscle weighs more than fat and your really just becoming less toned.
If you were to start eating a high number of calories now, - such as binge eating which it sounds like your beginning - you would gain a lot of weight - it doesn't help to throw it up because after a couple of months your body grows a resistance to the purging and tries to keep the fat from the food - you will gain the weight back if you persist.
Please I'm seriously begging please change your diet habits, you would've lost the same amount of weight in 3 months by eating between 1200-1600 cals a day without picking up such bad habits.
I've been suffering from an eating disorder for 2 years and I tell you it isn't worth it!! Please seek some help and please please get out now. I know its very confusing for you and it will be damn hard to change but I promise you you will be so much better off.
Email me if you want. Good luck.
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Originally Answered: My 1000 Calorie diet, what do you think?
Unfortunately your diet approach is absurd sorry I am being blunt here but I must concede to you it is quite naive to eat under 1200 calories because your literally depriving yourself of essential nutrients and over a prolonged period of time you'll become deficient of vital nutrients pertaining to blood. Also when making a bunch of compromises in your diet your going to suppress your appetite thus your metabolism may decline and your efforts shall be futile. I recommend you to stay within the ideal calorie consumption range of exceeding 1200 calories, what you need to strive for is slightly reducing your calorie consumption by 300-500 calories do not exceed that! Also you must realize that following the 1000 calorie diet can adversely affect your health in terms of energy, mood, sentiments around others etc. over prolonged use of that diet. Furthermore you should implement a healthy diet that consist of foods that are derived naturally(lean proteins, complex carbs,+ fatty acids.) Implementing a healthy diet is crucial and is the essence to your success so refrain from eating extravagantly, also inhibit yourself from eating foods such as delicacies, chocolates,jelly beans, sugary gunk, junk food, chips etc. that contribute to fat accumulation. The foods that I have mentioned you can compromise with vegetables, whole grain snacks, goldfish whole grain crackers, perhaps green tea, etc. Additionally to stimulate the weight loss eat frequent smaller portioned 4-6 meals every 2-3 hours to enhance and stabilize your metabolism! Drink plenty of water to expel wastes from the system more efficiently. In regards to your exercise try to engage in vigorous cardiovascular activities( intervals 30 seconds max 1 min moderate pace) 3-5 times a week to eliminate fat, prior to a strenuous workout eat whole grains, apples, nuts for sustenance and for ample energy for optimum performance. Incorporate rest periods 1-2 days off to recuperate and soothe the muscles, after the workout as well as forego stretch to expand muscle fibers. Ensure that your postworkout meal is comprised of proteins+carbs+fat to facilitate the muscle recuperation. I.E soy veggie burger, whole grain bread, nuts= eating sufficiently or use your discretion regarding that consult a doctor before embarking on this prodigious fitness journey! All the best :) please aim for losing 0.5lbs-2.0lbs per week by abiding by logic.
What you are doing is very unhealthy. I would recommend you add some calories, doing 1,000-1,500, and your workout still. The main thing really is to eat lean foods, and drink water and milk (skim or 1% to loose weight) You are breaching very dangerous territory by going less than 1,000 calories a day. And as you have witnessed first hand, that doing that can cause a binge and purge scene. You are flirting with an eating disorder, which (if you developed) would take control of your life, and possibly take your life in the end. Try to eat healthy items and keep it in the 1,000-1,500 range, and keep the same workout, maybe do a little extra walking. Please take care
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soups can be both filling and comforting try making a garden or bean soup with low salt broth and store in portion sized cups for later
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Consume honey before bed because consumption of honey may help to burn more fat during those early hours of sleep
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fresh herbs can really zing up a healthy meal try growing some in the kitchen using a strawberry pot preserve the flavor by adding fresh herbs at the end of the cooking process
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try drinking skim milk at breakfast instead of juice overweight people who drank skim milk for breakfast ate fewer calories
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Originally Answered: 1000 calorie diet? please answer !?
I would ask a doctor if exercising on such a low calorie diet would be harmful to yourself. How happy can you possibly be while restricting yourself so much anyway? The best way to lose weight and keep it off is to change habits, such as the amount of junk food, pizza and fast food types that you eat, reduce or eliminate carbonated beverages, etc. If you just drop your intake for two weeks and exercise you really won't see long-term results. Best of luck, and be happy with who you are no matter what.