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Posted: 15 Apr 2009, 15:49
I'm having trouble finding a way to keep calories low without starving myself... I won't be hungry until 2 PM or so, but then I'll munch like crazy at night, and the cycle continues... with my calorie goal of about 900-1000 per day, it doesn't leave much room to mess up snacks or meals... Any tips would be fantastic!
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Posted: 15 Apr 2009, 15:52
make sure your fiber intake is at least 25 grams per day; that way u'll feel full. good sources of fiber are fruit (veggies too but fruit are a lot easier to eat lol)
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Posted: 18 Apr 2009, 19:56
eat more whole wheat/whole grain food items, an eat every two hrs to avoid being hungry..small meals though.

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Posted: 18 Apr 2009, 21:38
Ditto brownpolkadots. Eat more smaller meals throughout the day and make sure you're eating sufficient fiber/protein. 2pm is a common snacky time--so eat a snack, but make sure it's a healthy one. That way you won't be so hungry in the evening.

You also need to make sure you're eating enough to keep your body going. It might work when you're 20 yrs old or whatever to eat less than 1000 cals a day, but you can hurt your metabolism, which will make it harder to keep weight off as you get older. Take it from someone who's been there done that. It's really hard to repair your metabolism.
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Posted: 19 Apr 2009, 17:56
first I would say eat more, period... its very hard to consume the need nutrients to be health when eating just 800-1000 cals a day and the first goal should be health... I would say eat more, workout more esp resistance training.

Please do not eat a lot of grains as said above... Grains may be a good source of carbs (energy) but they are a terrible source of nutrients (vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, etc.) For someone who is eating so little to start with eat high nutrient foods like lean protein and tons of veggies (limit potatoes, beans and corn) with some fruit.

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Posted: 20 Apr 2009, 15:39
First I agree with most everything already said above. One thing ,,,always eat at least 1000 calories a day...(1200 would be better)anything less and your body will think you are starving it and hold on to every little fat cell.

When I started this 6 weeks ago I was in the same situation as you. I was not hungry in the morning and work hours,,,but starting midafternoon til bedtime I was eating everything not nailed down.

Forcing myself to eat 5 or 6 times a day was really hard the first week. I quickly found though,,that I was not starving like a was before. I am eating alot less calories,,,just more often. Oohhh and to fight of the cravings...always have a little lean protein in every mini-meal.

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Posted: 20 Apr 2009, 18:40
Radishes - mmmhh. And no, its not a fruit Smile
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Posted: 21 Apr 2009, 14:21
Keep in mind that I am not judging you, because I have been there. The diet that you are describing is very similar to an eating disorder called anorexia. I recovered from anorexia years ago, so I know that you are physically starving yourself if ingesting fewer than 1200 calories per day. Please take care of yourself.
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