Hi all and new to this board but want to give a quick summary on whats been going on with my body. Long story short I weighed 220 Lbs in Septmeber and started a hardcore diet of eating probably around a 1000 calories a day and exercising almost every day. Nothing too strenuous just running outside but on a consistent basis about a mile. Fast forward to mid February and I have lost about 60 pounds...problem is I was not eating right I was only eating proteins, fruits, and veggies and nothing else. This past month I was feeling I had no energy, no libido, sluggish etc. because I wasn't feeding my body. This past week things have changed and eat 2000 calories a day (still eating healthy and I know 2K still isn't enough). I have had alot more energy but still no libido and I have yellowish tinge hands as well. I am also pretty constipated as well. It has felt great to eat more this week but for some reason I have gained a couple pounds and still exercising everyday. I am thinking its muscle now since I am actually feeding my body. I just want to hear some thoughts/advice. I am going to a doctor later this week to get things checked out. I definitely realize I may have a kidney/bladder issue after depriving my body for months on end.
Are you eating any whole grains? Brown rice, quinoa, whole wheat bread and other grains like oatmeal? Sounds like you need fiber. How about water consumption? You need to drink lots and lots of water. I think 2000 calories is about right for you if you want to continue to lose weight. Its good that you are going to a doctor who can guide you more.
Yes I eat a whole wheat PB sandwich for breakfast (35 calories a slice). According to my age/weight/activity level to maintain my weight it says I should eat 2900 calories a day. I hover around the 1800-2000 mark everyday with exercise and don't seem to be losing anything. Is that because now that I am eating more its turning into muscle?
So your saying eat more? Right now I eat every 2-3 hours and I can't get over eating low calorie/diet alternatives with my foods and can't bring myself up to buying regular items. That sounds right though that I should be intaking more calories because its only been a week since I have been in starvation mode and now am eating 2000 calories. How important is it for my body now to intake more calories to get back to normal?