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Posted: 27 Jan 2013, 20:55
I am doing 1000 calories with no carbs started 1/26/13
i will be exerciseing three times a week for one hour starting tomorrow 1/28/13.
Today i ate 1002 calories no carbs.

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Posted: 27 Jan 2013, 21:19
Be careful with no carbs..I have been told it can make u grouchy...lol
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2nd Goal: 135 lbs
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Posted: 27 Jan 2013, 21:57
Good luck. If it doesn't work for you, add 10 gram of carbs at a time until you find you have reached a point that is sustainable.
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Posted: 28 Jan 2013, 06:10
Your calorie count sounds too low. As I understand it, your daily calories intake should not be lower than 1200. From my own experience, if the calorie count is too severe you will not be successful or sustainable.

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Posted: 28 Jan 2013, 06:13
1000 calories is not enough. At your current weight, try around 1500-1600. Depriving your body of energy is not the way to healthy weight loss.
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Posted: 28 Jan 2013, 06:19
And now that I've read your post again, NO carbs is not good, either.
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Posted: 28 Jan 2013, 06:37
Assuming you are not in a biggest loser contest you should seriously reconsider your goals. Along with everyone else I agree you should up the calories and the carbs. If you are going from a sedentary lifestyle do not attempt 1 hour long workouts from Day 1.

I tell people who are starting from scratch to do something easy for the first two weeks because the most important thing is to develop a positive diet and exercise routine. I would start out with 20 - 30 minute workouts for 2 weeks and then increase the duration and intensity.

Once you get into a good routine you will have a much better idea of what you're capable of.
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Posted: 28 Jan 2013, 07:05
It will slow your progress.
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Posted: 28 Jan 2013, 07:11
Go on line and look up Basal Metabolic Rate calculator...then take that number and calculate your daily intake using the Harris Benedict equation. You can then determine how many fewer calories a day you need to lose weight for your specific needs. As you lose weight, you will need to recalculate as your weight reduces.

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Posted: 28 Jan 2013, 07:43
While you need to eat fewer calories in order to lose weight, the more drastically different your new routine from your old "normal" routine, the harder it will be to stick to it. It is wishful thinking that tells us that the most extreme diet and exercise plan will lead to rapid weight loss and make reaching our goal and long-term maintenance easy.

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Posted: 28 Jan 2013, 09:31
that just does not sound like a good plan.
Maybe find a diet plan that you like and copy some of it.
You need more balance.
I do not know what you weight but 1000 calories is likely too little.

Try some more balance. If you want to cut calories - do not cut carbs like that.
Good luck

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Posted: 28 Jan 2013, 12:01
I agree with everyone, your not being realistic which will set you up to fail and feel horrible.

Find a diet that works for you, doesn't matter if it's lower calories, low carbs, low fat, there are plenty out there. A loss of 1 to 2 lbs a week is what you should be aiming for in order to not yo yo constantly.


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Posted: 28 Jan 2013, 21:56
if you're going to do 1000 calories & no carbs its better to keep it to just a couple of times a week & to consider it more as intermittent fasting. The rest of the time it's better to aim for at least 20g of net (non fibre) carbs & over 1200 calories.
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Posted: 29 Jan 2013, 01:56
I can't imagine that a person can sustain 1000 calories a day.
Where are the 3 meals and 2 snacks?
I think 1200-1400 calories is more reasonable, and the info on internet backs this up.
While I was being very strict I lost 1-1 1/2 lbs a week. I have no idea how some of the people here claim huge weight losses per week.
I can only conclude that these must be very heavy people, who drastically lowered their caloric intake, and therefore huge weight losses per week/month.


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Posted: 29 Jan 2013, 05:37
3 meals and 2 snacks is a fallacy. Of course 1000 calories is low, and isn't a good idea for a long term plan, but as a short term boost... It shouldn't be a problem...

I would say that you may want to add a daily A-Z multi-vitamin / multi mineral just as a back-up to be sure you are getting all your micro nutrients.

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Posted: 29 Jan 2013, 05:37

Mistake: Crash Dieting

When you slash too many calories, you send your body into starvation mode. “A flat-out fast will drop the average woman’s metabolic rate by at least 25 percent,” says Nieman. “If you’re on a very-low-cal regimen, in the 400- to 800-calorie range, it falls by 15 to 20 percent.” Eating fewer than 900 calories a day also prompts your body to burn desirable muscle tissue as well as fat, which slows your metabolic rate even more.

The Fix: Shed Pounds S-L-O-W-L-Y

“If you stay within the 1,200- to 1,500-calorie range, you can still slim down — and you’ll lower your metabolic rate only by about 5 percent,” explains Nieman. “What’s more, about 90 percent of the weight you lose will be fat.”

Regardless of which type of diet plan you choose, be sure to include lots of lean protein, such as chicken, fish, or lean beef. “Protein contains leucine, an amino acid that seems to protect you from muscle loss during a diet,” says Stuart M. Phillips, Ph.D., associate professor of kinesiology at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. Skim milk can help even more: Phillips and his team tracked 56 men who pumped iron five days a week for three months and found that those who downed two cups of fat-free milk soon after their workout built more muscle — and lost more flab — than those who drank soy milk or a flavored-carbohydrate drink. “We have evidence that the benefit is very similar for women,” Phillips notes. “They don’t put on as much muscle as men, but they lose more fat.”


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Posted: 29 Jan 2013, 10:09
The right number of meals to eat in a day is the number that works for someone, and so they can maintain it. It is highly unlikely that our ancestors before the past couple of centuries ate carefully timed meals and snacks around the clock.

Before the modern era, farmers didn't have time to come home and fix meals and snacks during prime working hours. They wolfed down leftovers when they were starving.

And before that, people ate when they had food. A big kill meant everybody feasted until it was gone. No meat from the hunt meant everybody went out looking for edible tubers.

Much of the research behind the present recommendation to eat lots of snacks is based on studies that show people who eat only one meal a day are heavier and less healthy than those who eat regular meals.

They were studying mostly people who starved themselves and then stuffed themselves with junk food, with no concern about health.

When it comes to nutrition, it is easy to say that all things being equal, this or that should be true. But when it comes to real research, it is pretty much impossible to tease apart factors that interact. All things are rarely otherwise equal.

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Posted: 29 Jan 2013, 12:19
I did low/no carb with no problem.
I tried 1,000 calories but my system wouldn't shed a pound...
I raised at 1200 to 1300 for days with no exercices and
1400 to 1500 on days with 1hr exercice and I loose and feel good.
My sister Caroll does similar for calories plus 25 carbs a day to loose weight and now she takes about 50 carb a day to keep her weight goal, Joann

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Posted: 30 Jan 2013, 07:52
eKatherine, not sure I share your theory of our ancestors when you take into account the life expectancy a century or two ago and now. Old age to them was 50-60 years. Clearly they worked harder or had far more exercise so what other than what they ate could cause that?

I agree with you whole hardheartedly, every individual has to find their own balance. I hope this works for eunw all the while remaining healthy. Just thought I'd throw some research in there.


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Posted: 30 Jan 2013, 08:08
Hello everybody I have a few videos that you all should watch. first watch a movie called "FATHEAD" it will blow your mind. Second watch this video http://vimeo.com/50912488. if the link doesnt work just look up "EAT, FAST, and LIVE" and I think the only available video is on vimeo. But since I have been on this site I have been following the principles behind these two videos mildly so i do cheat every now and then, but i have had solid losses. But everyone is different and you do have to find what works for you. But I urge you to start with these to videos.

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