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Diet Question?

Postby AmandaBroken » Tue Feb 21, 2017 2:33 am

Hi,

I am 21 years old, a woman, 5"8, and 115 pounds. I am on a 1,000 calorie diet. Is that good or bad?
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Re: Diet Question?

Postby Jellybeanery » Sun Mar 12, 2017 10:55 pm

This isn't enough calories. If you were trying to maintain your weight you should consume at least 1,954 calories. It's not recommended for anyone to go below a 1,200 calorie a day diet unless under doctor supervision.
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Re: Diet Question?

Postby AmandaBroken » Sun Mar 12, 2017 11:16 pm

Jellybeanery wrote:This isn't enough calories. If you were trying to maintain your weight you should consume at least 1,954 calories. It's not recommended for anyone to go below a 1,200 calorie a day diet unless under doctor supervision.


Thanks... I know I have issues here. I saw my medical doctor a week ago and she has me seeing a nutritionist. She wants me to go up to a 1,500 calorie a day diet to start. She feels that my swimming every day will (I swim at the school pool. It's an Olympic size pool). 30 laps 5 times a day and my running 4 to 6 miles 6 days a week is more than enough exercise to balance out.

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Re: Diet Question?

Postby sarahb73 » Sun Apr 23, 2017 7:26 am

You didn't mention all the exercise in your first post, and that does have an effect on calculations.

My suggestions ...

What are you REALLY trying to do ...

1) make your weight number come down from 115?

2) lose fat on some part of your body?

3) or just feel better that you are "dieting"?

Because it does make a difference. What kills most weight loss is the horrendous number of carbs people consume without knowing it.

Example: I went to a birthday party this weekend and had 1 small piece of two different birthday cakes. There were more carbs (and sugar) in those two items than I plan to consume each day.

Start off writing EVERYTHING you eat on a piece of paper; write down the calories, sugar and carbs. Get a feel for what you are taking in and you might find where you can change easily.

I love pizza. After I wrote down the calories and carbs in pizza a few times, I stopped eating it.

Good luck
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Re: Diet Question?

Postby maria10 » Fri Jun 09, 2017 11:52 pm

That's not nearly enough calories to keep you healthy, most children consume more than that. If you are confused about where to start regarding your diet I would see a nutritionist however there are many free resources online that will give you a general (not definitive) idea of the amount of calories you should be eating and I guarantee any credible source will give you an answer above 1000 calories. In general you should not eat below your BMR (the amount of calories it takes your body to run on a daily basis excluding any physical activity) or you will most likely encounter health problems. Stay safe!
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Re: Diet Question?

Postby Alexa1994 » Thu Jul 06, 2017 1:41 pm

I think it is sufficient for you if your activity level is moderate. :)
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