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Can eating one banana everyday ruin my diet even if I stay below my calorie intake?


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Does eating one medium size banana for every breakfast everyday will ruin my diet?

 

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No. But dieting when you're already underweight will ruin your health.....

 http://caloriecount.about.com/whats-wrong-die t-help-pleease-ft134943

You're 106lbs (7st 8) and you're 5'3" and you feel this way about yourself "The truth is that I'm not able to induce myself eating more than 1000 calories a day. I know that's totally unsafe and unhealthy but simply I seem unable taking up with the idea of gaining weight again" 

See a doctor....

Thank you for your quick reply. Good news for meWink.

I've taken your advice and recently I've upped my daily calorie intake to 1200 cal per day.

I agree with GI Jane here - please consult a medical professional.  I am technically overweight, but have a large, healthy, lean muscle mass and less than "normal" body fat percentage.

If you would like some help on how to gain lean mass, please give me a shout.  I cannot help with psychological issues though.  Only a medical professional can do this.

Your bones density may suffer as a result of being underweight, as may other vital organs.  You need muscle to support your bony framework; so please don't be afraid of gaining a little.  It will ensure you look and feel healthier also :-)

 

Further to your posting, seen just as I posted my suggestion, it needs to be pointed out that 1200 Kcals is the minimum required to LOSE weight, not to gain.  Please consider upping your intake a little more in order to maintain or even gain some healthy weight :-)

Please give me some tips how to gain muscle and not fat...SmileExcept weight training are there any other solutions?What about aerobic or swimming ?

Nope...just pick up some weights...you'll get used to it...and you'll start loving the results...your body will look shaplier, and more feminine with weight training, especially if you start out skinny. Also your body fat% will drop (as long as you eat right), even if your body weight increases with weight training. I suggest you join a gym.

Original Post by szaffyka:

Please give me some tips how to gain muscle and not fat...SmileExcept weight training are there any other solutions?What about aerobic or swimming ?

To build muscle you need to take in a surplus of energy and then undertake strengthening exercises.  All the time you chronically undereat.... and I know it's an improvement but 1200 is about 800 cals shy of a normal, healthy diet..... you will not be able to support any kind of physical activity and your muscles will waste as a result.  To build muscle you're going to need at least 2000 cals a day.

In addition... don't forget that the heart is a muscle.  When that muscle is weakened it becomes quite fragile and unstable.  The longer you persist in being underweight and undereating the more likely that you will do damage to this vital organ.

Finally... Can't say it often enough but see a doctor or other health professional.  Disordered eating is a nasty condition but it can be treated.

 

 

Original Post by szaffyka:

Does eating one medium size banana for every breakfast everyday will ruin my diet?

 

Not sure why you are asking if one medium banana will ruin your diet.  What diet are you trying to do?  Information on calories etc for the banana is located at http://caloriecount.about.com/calories-banana -i69599 

Why do you think a banana is bad? (I am just curious)

 

eat normal cottage cheese not the low fat one. I gain lots of muscles...but you have to do work out as well...

I don't think banana is bad...I know that it has a lot of healthy stuff in it.The reason why I've asked is because the most diet plans don't recommend (for ex. South Beach diet) eating it, and I've read a lot of articles which says if you are on a weightloss diet you should avoid banana. By the way I'm not following a particular diet, I just count calories in and calories outWink.

 

Most of the magazine articles on weight loss are exploring one commercial diet plan or another.  If someone is making money off of your attempts to lose weight or to eat healthier you might want to question the source, particularly when they're excluding an item that you know is healthy.

Swimming is definitely a sport that can help you to build muscle, do a forum search for swimming and muscle and see if you pull up any of coach_k's posts.

You can gain muscle mass by doing any number of sports!  I can suggest volleyball, which is great for allover body, plus using a good rower at a moderate resistance for 20 mins or so; plus if you use a X-Trainer on an interval setting, if your intake is high enough and clean enough you will still build up some nice aerobic muscle.  I imagine this is what you may prefer...

With regards to muscles in general, some people never touch a weight and still have beautiful, lean bodies, so don't feel you must be forced into doing something you don't fancy!

Also, fixed weight resistance or Nautilus equipment is a less "scary prospect"...

If you are worried about becoming big through weight training; please don't - I have been training for two decades and still only weigh 112lbs when I am dieted down on-stage!

At the base of all of this is still the matter of eating insufficient calories to build or maintain anything, so do please look at an intake to help build healthy tissue, which means re-evaluating the information you first put in on your stats.  If you aren't sure, feel free to shout :-)

Original Post by szaffyka:

I don't think banana is bad...I know that it has a lot of healthy stuff in it.The reason why I've asked is because the most diet plans don't recommend (for ex. South Beach diet) eating it, and I've read a lot of articles which says if you are on a weightloss diet you should avoid banana. By the way I'm not following a particular diet, I just count calories in and calories outWink.

 

you shouldnt be worried about what any diet plans say if you are trying to gain and become a healthy weight.

what if you just stopped counting for a day and ate whatever you wanted? so your not so focused on how many cals you are getting.


as someone mentioned 1200 cals is the MINIMUM intake for someone losing. you need to eat much more than 1200.....

remember you want to be healthy and alive in the future so i would suggest seeing a Dr to help you get there. the heart can only sustain so much. when you are underweight you are putting ALOT of strain in it....

yaza
May 01 2009 08:27
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i would eat 3k calories if i was you.

About the banana...

I eat at least one banana every day because they are a healthy food and I love them. Bananas, or the other 1900ish balanced calories I eat during the day, have not ruined me.

What about a banana would make you think it would ruin your diet? Nevermind. Its probably the fruit sugar myth.

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