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Can you eat too much Watermelon?


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EDITED  JUNE 14th

Thanks to carmenxox I now figured out what calories I've been forgetting to count. and my question has been answered.  I had to edit up my thread because everyone was getting the wrong impression from my making mistakes in fully describing my daily eating habits.  All concerns have been addressed so I don't need any more responses but I don't see how I can delete the post so I just edited it so I wouldn't continue to give people the wrong idea.  Thanks everyone and stay healthy.

I'm taking in about 1500 to 1600 calories a day in all, a ton of fruits and vegetables, but more than anything it's watermelon. Every time I'm having a craving for something I really shouldn't have I grab for the watermelon. But is too much watermelon bad for you?

Also what about cucumber which is the second most frequent food I eat so I don't grab for the junk food.  I know you should not eat at night but its a habit I can stop. 

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Well, no woman should ever go under 1200 calories...and a girl under the age of 21 shouldn't go under 1500 just so you know!(even when dieting) Going under 1200 calories only puts you in starvation mode and lowers your metabolism.

But as for the watermelon, as long as you get all your other nutrients you need then by all means, go watermelon crazy.

You are setting yourself up for problems. 1000-1200 calories a day is not enough and not eating a balanced diet will just make you sick. When you go back to eating normally all of the weight will come back and most likely more. "Diets" don't work. Changing your diet does. Calculate how many calories you need a day and subtract 300-500 from that to loose weight slowly and steadily following a balanced diet and exercise.

I'm 28 years old and not doing it on purpose.  I'm think I'm eating (Edit: Realized I was eating a lot more calories then I thought) calories but I don't really know if I'm figuring all the measurements out right.   I'm not at all starving myself, it's just all fruits and vegetables that are very low in calories, and it's tough to tell if I'm putting the right amounts in when I put it in the calorie count.  I don't weigh and measure veggies as carefully like I do for other things I put in my body, I figure it can't get any healthier than that.  I just cut all junk food from my diet.  I realized I was eating a lot of that, but the only thing that keeps me away from chips and chocolate and cookies is watermelon.  I just didn't know if there could be something bad about eating a lot of melon.  I know that some good things can become bad in large amounts.  I honestly could eat a whole seedless watermelon a day (I think that would be a lot of calories)... I take supplements and make sure I have the right amount of everything, I do have an aunt that once over took vitamins so I make sure I don't do that. I just didn't know if you could over do it on watermelon that sounds harmless to me.

My diet is pretty much...

hard boiled eggs and yes I eat the yoke (I don't care if they say it's bad it's the best part), summer squash, tomatoes, cucumbers, lettuce, portabella mushrooms, carrots, cabbage, strawberries, apples, oranges, green beans, snow peas, and watermelon.  When I have salad a little of super low calorie balsamic dressing and a little bit of cheese.  Occasionally I have a little piece of fish or chicken.  When I must have chocolate it's the oat and chocolate fiber one bar I eat and pretend it's candy bar. Flax seed, fiber and protein flakes.

Original Post by missmiss21:

I'm 28 years old and not doing it on purpose.  I'm think I'm eating 1000-1200 calories but I don't really know if I'm figuring all the measurements out right.   I'm not at all starving myself, it's just all fruits and vegetables that are very low in calories, and it's tough to tell if I'm putting the right amounts in when I put it in the calorie count.  I don't weigh and measure veggies as carefully like I do for other things I put in my body, I figure it can't get any healthier than that.  I just cut all junk food from my diet.  I realized I was eating a lot of that, but the only thing that keeps me away from chips and chocolate and cookies is watermelon.  I just didn't know if there could be something bad about eating a lot of melon.  I know that some good things can become bad in large amounts.  I honestly could eat a whole seedless watermelon a day (I think that would be a lot of calories)... I take supplements and make sure I have the right amount of everything, I do have an aunt that once over took vitamins so I make sure I don't do that. I just didn't know if you could over do it on watermelon that sounds harmless to me.

My diet is pretty much...

hard boiled eggs and yes I eat the yoke (I don't care if they say it's bad it's the best part), summer squash, tomatoes, cucumbers, lettuce, portabella mushrooms, carrots, cabbage, strawberries, apples, oranges, green beans, snow peas, and watermelon.  When I have salad a little of super low calorie balsamic dressing and a little bit of cheese.  Occasionally I have a little piece of fish or chicken.  When I must have chocolate it's the oat and chocolate fiber one bar I eat and pretend it's candy bar.

 Again you are setting yourself up for problems. You cannot live on eggs, fruits and vegetables and vitamins. How long have you been doing that. I am surprised you are not sick.

Original Post by missmiss21: But is too much watermelon bad for you?

No, but the lack of everything else is bad for you.

That's all I can eat in the summer... I get sick if I eat in the heat... my metabolism has always been through the roof.  I eat in the winter much more, It may not seem healthy but I can't help it if I can't eat when it's hot.  If I lived down south I'd be a tooth pick. I only quit junk food...Other then switching from wishbone Ranch salad dressing to balsamic which cuts about 200+ calories a day in my case that is all I've done to change what I eat in the Summertime.  Pretty much always ate a lot of fruits and vegetables.

(Edit: Removed unnecessary details)

I'm 5 foot nothing 115 lbs.  small frame.  I don't get much of a chance to burn calories either working at a computer and at my height and weight my body doesn't require as much as most people.

I must be in taking more calories than I think because you are right I should be sick but it's tough to tell when it's mostly fruit and vegetable.  It says that one cup of watermelon is 46 calories... I must eat at least 4 a day.  I must not be counting something right but if I feel good I guess I shouldn't worry.

watermelon is high sugar and high GI, which is probably why you have these cravings and reach for more watermelon

the sugars in the watermelon spike your blood glucose levels quickly and then they fall back down soon after making you want more sugar. That watermelon isn't exactly high in fiber either so there's not much to slow the release of the sugars into the blood stream

but I guess it could be worse, at least you're not reaching for the jar of nutella or can of frosting

However like said above you need more FOOD and more BALANCE in your diet. Try adding more protein(egg whites chicken breast, tuna, turkey, protein powder) and healthy fats (nuts, seeds, avacado, olive oil) to your meals to keep your blood sugar levels in check and your energy steady. You'll have less frequent sugar cravings, and be able to keep your calories at a more realistic range

...plus you'll probably have an easier time losing weight if your body doesnt think its starving 

Why don't you stop making excuses and listen to what people have to say on here?

You aren't eating enough. Period. Whether or not you 'feel' like you're eating enough, ot 'it's too hot' to eat anything else, or whatever BS excuse you're going to spew onto your computer screen to try and pull the wool over our eyes- all the weight you lose by doing this will come right back on.

So buck up, shut up and eat more.

Original Post by carmenxox:

watermelon is high sugar and high GI, which is probably why you have these cravings and reach for more watermelon

the sugars in the watermelon spike your blood glucose levels quickly and then they fall back down soon after making you want more sugar. That watermelon isn't exactly high in fiber either so there's not much to slow the release of the sugars into the blood stream

Okay now I get why people don't think my diet is balanced... I use protein flakes, grains, seeds, and golden flax, fiber, ect. in just about everything.  I don't know what exactly is in everything because I put things in containers and throw out the bag.  Just been doing it for so long I forgot to count that, so I'm probably more like 1600 calories a day possibly a lot higher since I didn't realize what was in sunflower seeds.  That makes me feel a lot better.  Looking at the flax seed bag I do have I have been taking what I need and it would explain why I feel great (I cut just the junk).  I should start eating Avacados again I haven't lately because I'm not crazy about them but they would be good for fat.

Good point on the watermelon, I grabbed it to stay away from high sugar junk food like soda, candy bars, cookies, suckers.  The cucumber's I used to substitute salty junk like popcorn, chips with dip.  Thing is I can't eat when it's hot so I did a lot of late night eating to keep weight on, but knowing I had to quite the junk food that was the late night habit so I figured if it's watermelon or other fruits it's not so bad but I should keep away from that much sugar. I think I'll cook up some chicken to throw in the fridge and grab a strip off and on to get more protein.

Like I said I'm not starving myself, I know my body and it's not an excuse to starve myself.  I eat all day long, just can't eat heavy things in the heat, bread, red meat, and such.  And last I checked not good to eat a hamburger right before bed.  On cooler days I can eat more and I do.  I don't want to loose weight too quick though.

Thanks carmenxox

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