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Posted: 04 Dec 2012, 07:37
I am on the Atkins Diet, I eat everything that I should. My concern is that my calorie intake is between 800-900 a day ONLY! My carbs is always 20 or under. So, being that my calories are so low will that cause me to loose weight slowly because my body thinks it is starving. I am full all day long and I do eat breakfast, lunch, dinner and 2 snacks a day. I drink almost a gallon of water a day. Anyways, bottom I have to eat more calories?

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Posted: 04 Dec 2012, 11:11
I'd say listen to your body. You will know when your body is in starvation mode as you will feel incredibly hungry. Then all you have to do is up your calories in fats not carbs and you will come out of it.

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Posted: 04 Dec 2012, 12:03
Thx for the advice!

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Posted: 10 Dec 2012, 08:59
i don't get how you eat five times a day and only consume 900 calories. sounds like you should get yourself a grill and start cooking. stop looking at calories and just focus on net carbs.
grilled salmon salad
grilled chicken salad
grilled pork tenderloin salad
baby lettuce, pear tomatoes, olive oil, red wine vinegar, goat cheese, green onions
mix it up and do something different every day. make enough protien for lunch the next day.
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hard cooked eggs
egg salad
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Posted: 10 Dec 2012, 10:00
You should not be restricting your fat at this point. Do not limit yourself to lean meats and fish. Eat cheese. You are allowed 4 ounces of cheese a day on this diet.

If you are not used to eating much meat, eating larger portions of lean meat can confuse your hunger into stopping before you have had enough calories. I have learned to tell the difference. But my boyfriend (who is not on a diet) will eat the same food as me without adding carbs like he should when he's looking through the fridge for leftovers. He ends up eating far less than I do and he should (and I'm eating less than 1000 calories a day), and then he loses weight.

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Posted: 05 Jan 2013, 19:30
ebivr wrote:
I'd say listen to your body. You will know when your body is in starvation mode as you will feel incredibly hungry. Then all you have to do is up your calories in fats not carbs and you will come out of it.

I'm also a bit worried, a few months ago I used to eat like 3.5-5kcal a day, then I dropped to 2kcal per day, now this week I'm in a high-protein diet, eating around 900-1200 cal a day and feeling incredibly satisfied, can the body go into starvation mode and make me retain weight even if I'm not even slightly hungry?
I started my weight loss journey seriously on oct 18 of 2012, and so far:

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