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Old 11-25-2010, 02:50 PM   #1
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Not eating enough

Hey there,
I am 22 year old over weight female. I have always struggled with weight and though I tried things, I am always told that I am not consuming enough calories in my day. I eat on average one meal and 1 snack in my day. I know it's not enough but I am struggling trying to eat more. The meal I have on average is about a child's size portion and I don't get any feelings of hunger at anytime. I mostly for a meal just have a smoothie as it fills me for the remainder of the day. I don't consume fast food or anything of the sort. I don't have a lot of energy but I do enjoy getting to the pool once in a while. I am a student and work a full time job so there is not a lot of free time out there for me.

As of late, I feel like I am losing weight quite quickly, but I worry that I am doing so the wrong way. Is there anyone with any suggestions of what I can do to get back on a normal eating pattern?

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Old 11-26-2010, 02:27 AM   #2
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Re: Not eating enough

I'd start taking a multivitamin with iron to help ill in any gaps in your diet, and then start slowly eating three meals a day.... start off with a slice of toast for breakfast, some yoghut and fruit for lunch, meat n veggies for diner, small serves, and gradualy build up from there as your body gets used to normal eating again.
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Old 12-05-2010, 03:26 PM   #3
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Re: Not eating enough

Hers is my advice:

- Never go below 1,200 calories per day without consulting a professional (doctor).
- Eat breakfast, snack, lunch, snack, dinner. Don't eat anything after dinner before you go to bed.
- Exercise: Cardio & Weight training.
- Have a balanced varied diet i.e. eat different fruits, vegetables, and meats from day to day.
- Keep a food journal and write down everything you eat thought the day.
- Drink plenty of water.
- Never drink your calories with the exception of skim milk. For example do not drink soda pop!

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