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I am taking in 1000 calories...


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I am 5'6" tall and weigh 239. I have been using the site to assure I take in 1000 calories a day BUT also get ALL my nutritional requirements in. I make sure I'm all in the green where I should be and I try to limit my carbs to fruits/veg. I realize that's few calories, but I have a goal I want to reach. If I'm meeting my nutritional requirements, is this unhealthy? I'm kind of following the mantra of the 17 day diet to an extent. Any thoughts?

Edited Jul 16 2012 16:09 by bierorama
Reason: Promotion of starvation diets is prohibited.
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You aren't eating enough for a small elderly sedentary woman. I guarantee that you can reach your goal without undereating.

Calorie Count's mission is to promote healthy and sustainable weight management.

If you want to reach your goal and not go right back to where you started, you'll set your caloric intake to a sustainable level. Don't sabotage yourself with impatience!

At a light activity level, you're burning about 2,600 calories. You're eating less than half of what you burn. In other words, you're starving yourself. Odds are you're more active since you run a daycare.

So, no, what you're doing isn't healthy.

Your best bet is to eat at least 1,600 calories a day and more (2,100 calories a day will still allow you a 1-pound-per-week loss) if you're still hungry. That will allow you to lose roughly 2 pounds per week until you get below 200 and then you'll have to re-evaluate and possibly decrease your deficit.

Original Post by specialk007:

I am 5'6" tall and weigh 239. I have been using the site to assure I take in 1000 calories a day BUT also get ALL my nutritional requirements in. I make sure I'm all in the green where I should be and I try to limit my carbs to fruits/veg. I realize that's few calories, but I have a goal I want to reach. If I'm meeting my nutritional requirements, is this unhealthy? I'm kind of following the mantra of the 17 day diet to an extent. Any thoughts?

Well that just changes everything.

Derp.

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