I cant help myself. I usually eat between 300 to 1000 calories daily. Greater tehn 750 is usually a bad day. I am not anorexic. I am over 200lbs D: I just dont feel hungry and forget to eat. I sometimes on the odd day, when my fiancé and i have a day off from work, I eat anywhere up too 1500 calories but that has been my upmost lately. Used to be around 150llbs, but then i came off the pill and had the implant in. I piled on the pounds like crazy. Had it out now. I dont do much exercise but i walk everywhere. Usually around 2 hours a day, and i do pilates 15 minutes at home once or twice a week. So sometimes i am in the minus calories.
I really need to lose weight. To combat this eating i take alot of supplements so i am kind of healthy that way. Will carrying this on eating make me lose weight? How do i remember to eat? I only live with my fiancé who mostly eats at work so i dont have anyone else to remind me like most people. I think i have taken this calorie counting thing way too far. I will check EVERYTHING. If something is over 100 calories for just one portion i will try to evade it. Sorry for my little rant. But i really want to lose weight. D:
You are anorexic and you need help. You under eat, "forget" to eat, and avoid food because it has 100+ calories. This all screams eating disorder.
I used to have the same issue. If you chronically under eat, your stomach gets used to being empty and basically tries to stay that way.
Try this: About 15 minutes before you eat, chew a piece of gum or suck on a hard candy (Crystal Light makes some tasty ones with low cal). This will stimulate your digestive system and your appetite, because it knows food is coming soon.
And don't force yourself to eat if you are not hungry. If 3 meals a day is too hard for you, split it up into 5. If that's still too difficult, always carry something with you, like nuts or dried fruit, and try put a piece in your mouth every 15 minutes or so. This will help you acclimate to having food again, and your appetite should start to come back within a week or so.
Finally, and I know this is counter-inutitive, try to get higher fat and calorie content foods into your diet until you find that you are able to meet your calorie goals by eating normally. If you drink skim milk, switch to 1%, buy whole fat yogurt, etc. This should help make up for the massive deficit you've accumulated and bring your body out of starvation mode.
Sounds silly but eat more food. Find out what your BMR is (through a professional or online if you cant afford it). You situation sounds similar to someone i graduated with recently.
She didnt eat much all day and would probably eat less than 1000 calories, simply because she wasnt hungry. She met up with her doctor(who is also a nutritionist and dietitian) and formulated a mealplan for her that involved taking walks and increasing her protein and calorie intake, instead of steadily gaining weight she lost 40 pounds
Just thought some insight on your situation might help :)
I'm going to repeat what I said in a similar post...
You didn't get to be over 200 lbs by only eating 300 to 1000 calories a day. You managed to eat enough to gain weight, why can't you eat the same amount now but with healthier food?
Hey katvonlee, just wondering how you're doing.