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Old 12-26-2004, 02:49 PM   #1
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1000 kcal enough?

What will happen if you eat this little for a long period of time?

 
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What will happen if you eat this little for a long period of time?
First off, if you do this, you are sacrificing muscle (which is great for increasing metabolism), plus setting yourself up from feeling deprived. It's for the better in the long run to go more slowly, keeping as much muscle as possible, while burning calories through exercise. Your going to feel deprived mentally and physically cause 1000 calories isn't enough, you should at least eat 1200. Your body will get so adapted to it, and you'll lose fat and alot of muscle that any time you do eat a little over that, you'll pack on the fat faster than a blink of an eye. In other words, feeding yourself too few calories can set you up for a metabolic slow down, and you don't want that.

 
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Old 12-27-2004, 11:35 AM   #3
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Re: 1000 kcal enough?

Yeah I guess you're right I don't want that to happen...Thanks.

 
Old 12-27-2004, 02:36 PM   #4
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Re: 1000 kcal enough?

You def'ntly dont want that to happen. But also remember (and i think ive seen u on the ED board) that if you are a a young woman (kid-teen- 20s..) you should NOT be losing weight, especially if you are at a GOOD weight for your height. Being underweight is not healthy for your body either, for a numerous amt of reasons. 1200 is almost too little anyways- I would say 1500 is better, especially if you want to have a safe, slow weight loss. But somehow I doubt you should be losing weight

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You def'ntly dont want that to happen. But also remember (and i think ive seen u on the ED board) that if you are a a young woman (kid-teen- 20s..) you should NOT be losing weight, especially if you are at a GOOD weight for your height. Being underweight is not healthy for your body either, for a numerous amt of reasons. 1200 is almost too little anyways- I would say 1500 is better, especially if you want to have a safe, slow weight loss. But somehow I doubt you should be losing weight
Yah, I agree that 1500 is better.

 
Old 12-28-2004, 08:27 AM   #6
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Re: 1000 kcal enough?

I wouldnt trust the calorie calculators online, or even formulas or whatever that tell you what you need. It truly depends on YOU, and no formula can be adaptable enough to tell you exactly what you need. Especially if you are under 30, the calculators usually give you a too-low amount. For example, at 5'6 and 115 lbs (and trying to gain), it says I need 2000 to maintain. Yet I am eating upwards of 2400 and am NOT gaining. So in reality, i think a lot of those calculators estimate too low. Your best best is to play around with the numbers yourself. Eat at xxxx amount one week, and see what happens. From there, eat a lil less or a lil more, untilyou get the desire effects. Hope this helps! (But remember- only lose if you SHOULD be losing!)

 
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Re: 1000 kcal enough?

How can you have an eating disorder when you don't eat under 1500? Do you overeat?

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Old 12-28-2004, 06:41 PM   #8
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Re: 1000 kcal enough?

is it really necessary to count.??

 
Old 12-29-2004, 07:46 AM   #9
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No it's definately not necessary to count- some people find it is though, so it depends on what you prefer. A lot of people can eat properly and eat for an appropriate weight by just choosing wisely and healthfully (not by calories, just by common sense). Some people choose to follow the Food Pyramid roughly or exactly. Some people count calories becaus ethey feel they must do that in order to control their intake. And best of all, some people just EAT and are happy

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Old 12-29-2004, 08:06 AM   #10
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No, I don't overeat. Like girlygirl said not eating under 1500 cal a day doesn't mean I'm not suffering from an ED. I'm recovering from one. I used to eat maybe 1000 a day sometimes less and was losing weight like crazy. It also slowed my metabolism way down and I always felt so tired all the time and I had no evergy. I pretty much felt sick most of the time. I'm working now on boosting my metabolism up again by eating six small meals a day and increasing my calories. I've maintained my weight so far and I haven't lost anymore which is what i want. I don't need to lose anymore. I still obsessively count calories and fat grams, weigh myself probably 10 times a day, exercise whenever I feel I've eaten too much (I never go a day without exercising or else I feel really guilty), I'm always thinking about food, I think about what I'm going to eat for my next meal or snack while calculating the calories and fat grams in my head and trying to figure out ways to cut some calories here and there (but I've been working lately on NOT doing that anymore) and the list goes on. So I do have an ED. Maybe not as bad as some people but it's there. Why would you think 1500 cal a day is too much??? The average is 2000 for most people at a healthy weight and sometimes more than that. Your body needs these calories to function and not getting them in efficient amounts can cause some major problems. 1000 is enough for a small child maybe but not an adult.

 
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Re: 1000 kcal enough?

I didnt think 1500 kcal is too much. I just thought as long as you eat over 1200 kcal you're being healthy and arent having an ED. Cause I'm pretty obsessed with food and diet as well, but since I don't follow my emotions, but my sense I feel like I dont have an eating disorder since I dont go under 1200 kcal.

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Old 12-29-2004, 07:12 PM   #12
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Re: 1000 kcal enough?

If you eat less that 1,200 calories a day then your body thinks its starving so it stores fat instead of helping you lose or maintain your weight.
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No it's definately not necessary to count- some people find it is though, so it depends on what you prefer. A lot of people can eat properly and eat for an appropriate weight by just choosing wisely and healthfully (not by calories, just by common sense). Some people choose to follow the Food Pyramid roughly or exactly. Some people count calories becaus ethey feel they must do that in order to control their intake. And best of all, some people just EAT and are happy
i eat exactly like the food pyramid everyday..lol just weekends ill have some chips..or cookies..rice cookies.

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Old 12-29-2004, 08:10 PM   #14
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How can you have an eating disorder when you don't eat under 1500? Do you overeat?
I was thinking the SAME thing because most people with eating disorders usually eat way less than that. I don't see how that's "inconciderate!" I would have wondered the same thing.

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Old 12-30-2004, 01:43 PM   #15
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Re: 1000 kcal enough?

Not all those who have eating disorders are anorexic (those who eat very little). There are bulimics( who may eat a normal amount but purge), compulsive-exercisers (who could eat normally as well, but exercise obsessively), compulsive overeaters (who eat MORE than normal), and so many other types of EDs. Not all of them involve eating 500 calories per day.

Also, there are those who are recovering, who are trying to purposely eat more than they are currently comfortable with. 1500 calories is still a dieting level (in MOST cases), and isn't considered normal. Therefore it is disordered eating. This is a step in the right direction from an eating disorder, but it is still not healthy.

Also, if someone is recovering (in the process of) and are still undereating (maybe not as much as previously, but still not healthfully), and still go through the same, or similar motions as they did when eating a smaller amount, would they not still be considered as having an eating disorder?

Basically, what I am saying is that having an ED is not necessarily dependant on how much a person eats, but their mind frame concerning food, their body, exercise, etc. Just like you should never determine if someone is sick based on their weight alone, you should never determine it based on their caloric intake alone.

 
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