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Posted: 23 Jun 2008, 00:29
I checked how many calories someone of my height and wanted weight should take in and its like roughly 2500 calories, I've been eating WAY less then that for months now, and I havent lost anything, thats retarded i hate my body. And I have a feeling that all this massive amount of extersizing i'm doing is gonna result in nothing but a gain in muscle mass, how lame is that :/ what to do what to do??Evil or Very Mad
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Posted: 23 Jun 2008, 01:46
First of all a gain in muscle mass means that your body will burn more calories just sitting there than it used to exercising before you got in shape. Secondly 2500 calories is a little high for someone 150lbs. For women it is usually in the area of 1800-2100. And if you have been eat ing WAY less than this maybe you aren't eating enough! Your body needs a certain amount of calories to survive and function, and if you aren't eating enough then your body will hold onto any calories that it gets with a death grip because it thinks it's starving.

Go see your doctor, and get the REAL numbers for you personally, and follow what she says!
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Posted: 23 Jun 2008, 10:19
well, that sounds about right - and stmueller is doing good, so maybe we should do what she says?

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Posted: 23 Jun 2008, 13:58
It really isn't as simple as calories in vs. calories out. Hormones play a big part in our metabolisms and they are affected by WHAT you eat, not just HOW MUCH. Many things like over-the-counter medications and perscriptions, stress level and pesticides in our food stress out the liver and affect our hormones. There are many books on this topic, message me if you want a list. Smile

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Posted: 26 Jun 2008, 20:18
stmueller is right! NEVER eat less than 1200 calories a day. Especially for someone your age. You need the nutrients! I started dieting at 220 pounds. I lost 65 pounds 3 years ago. When my life got stressful, I turned to food, and I gained some of that weight back. Now I am trying to get rid of it again. If I go below 1200 calories a day, I will not lose one ounce! So-- Eat more and move around more. Help your parents clean house-Smile

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