Very Low Calorie Diet?

Very Low Calorie Diet? Topic: Very Low Calorie Diet?
June 18, 2019 / By Fawke
Question: So i went on a VLCD about 3 months ago... i'd say i have been eating (on average of course) 650 calories a day. I lost about 16 kilos (34lbs) (5'4''; went from about 67kg (148lbs) to my current 51kg (112lbs) :D) and am very happy :) (i still have 10 to go, but anyways... :P) I am now in final week and have NOT been paying attention to my eating habits at all... so i've been eating about 1500 a day for the last 2 weeks... No this may not seem like a lot, but its about double what i was eating before, so my body will react like a normal person's body would if they were eating the normal 2000 and increased to 4000. So i am hoping to get back on my diet after finals, but that's not over for another 2 weeks :/ Will i gain all the weight back if i continue like this? :( Any other situations like this out there? All advice is welcome :) (Please no lectures on how 650 isn't enough; i already know this and continued anyways and am neither dead nor emaciated.)
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Cush Cush | 6 days ago
Please, please do not lose any more weight, you are already underweight. Your diet is also starving your brain and risking your grades in your finals. VLCD can be extremely dangerous and 1200 is still well below what you need to eat in order to be healthy. All the evidence shows that weight lost in such a way is almost always gained back (plus a bit extra) within a year or so. It is impossible for a human to get all the nuitrients (like fibre, fats, protein etc) and vitamins needed for health on 1200 calories and at 650 calories it is dangerous. It can do all sorts of things like damage your kidneys (believe me, dialysis is no fun). Just because you are neither "dead nor emaciated", doesn't mean you are fine. You are also eating too few calories to allow your brain to function properly, so you may be damaging your chances in your finals. Eat at least 2000 calories a day, and when finals are over, maintain your weight by a sensible, healthy weight-loss plan and exercise programme. Boring, I know, but that way the weight will stay off.
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Cush Originally Answered: I've been on a 500 calorie diet for about a month will changing to a 1200 calorie diet help me lose more weigh?
Unfortunately, your 500 calorie diet has taken a huge toll on your metabolism. You burn a certain amount of calories a day just by living. This is called your basal metabolic rate. When your drop your calories too low, you body thinks it is starving and a huge issue for dieters (never mind your health) is that you basal metabolic rate decreases to attempt to store energy. My BMR is 1450 calories a day. I burn 1450 calories just existing....I don't have to move a muscle and I burn that much a day. If I were to drop my calories to 500, that BMR would decrease and I'd have a harder time burning the calories. Some dieters even gain weight when they do this because their BMR drops below what they are eating...even though they are eating so little. When you come out of this starvation your BMR is still low and your body is so grateful for the food that you begin storing it and will gain weight fairly rapidly if you up the calories too quickly. You should DEFINITELY up you calories but you will need to do this slowly to avoid gaining the weight back. Getting back to a normal calorie will actually help the weight then come off faster because of the increase metabolism. Now to figure out how to safely decrease your calories and lose 25 pounds by May is to figure out how much food you need to maintain you weight at your normal everyday activity level. Here is a tool to do that: http://www.cancer.org/healthy/toolsandca... . Now there are 3500 calories in a pound of fat...you have approximately 90 days to lose 875,000 calories. Which means that you need a deficit of 972 calories a day. Now, remember, dropping too low is bad for dieting, so you will not want to drop your calories below 1200 again. With my BMR and my daily life activities (before actual exercise) I need about 2211 calories a day to maintain my current weight. If I wanted to lose 25 pounds by May, I would need to eat 1239 calories a day. But since I know eating more is better, I might eat 1500 calories a day and go on a 3 mile run to burn off my 300 calories. If you calories to maintain your weight - 972 calories reaches below 1200, offset it with exercise and eat a bit more. It is also a good idea to cycle calories. This is when you eat more one day and eat less the next so you average 972 calories a day, but never deficit exactly that. This will also prevent starvation mode. You may want to eat 1200 one day and 1600 the next. You can research more about calorie cycling.
Cush Originally Answered: I've been on a 500 calorie diet for about a month will changing to a 1200 calorie diet help me lose more weigh?
fast food is salty food if you cut back on the salt in a few weeks youll be able to better taste the natural salts in food and may not crave the junk as much as you used to

Astrophel Astrophel
The spammers are really out today. Your body will start restoring the glycogen and other essential energy store you have lost during the dangerous VLCD. Hitting finals I would eat some eggs and fish to improve brain function. You have been denying your body lots of essential nutrients and energy during the last three months. Focus on a healthy diet instead of a VLCD and you will maintain the lost weight. Good luck.
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Veronica Veronica
yes it will come back on if you resume your previous eating habits. The purpose of losing weight if to feeling ******* amazing about youself and to be healthier. It would suck that in order to look and feel great you have to substitute food for it. Thats just sad- been there, done it and it made me miserable. So what ide do is, once youve acheive your goal weight slowly, taking it easy, gradually eat more and more but at the same time you must exercise. Not exercising is not an option if you want to maintain your weight. Try to eat what you want. Instead of using food as your weightloss strategy use exercise. if you decide to eat more that day, exercise for longer the next day.
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Veronica Originally Answered: What to eat while taking Metformin? low calorie diet vs. low carb diet?
Well, the cereal isn't going to help you with weight loss. It will convert into sugar (glucose), then be absorbed into your cells. Then if not used, it converts to FAT. Cut out all forms of sugar and all wheat (grain) products. If an ingredient says sugar, or some sort of syrup, or anything that ends in -ose, or Maltitol, don't eat it or drink it. Also, not all carbs are the same. Some carbs in the form of fiber don't usually count. It's the net carbs you have to worry about. Eat a medium glycemic index food that has high protein and low fat. A low carb diet will work best. Low calorie might not be the best choice. Low carb can be veggies, fruit, etc. High protein can be nuts instead of meat. Fish or chicken is healthier than beef or pork.

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