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Is it OK to do this?

Discussion in 'Very Low Calorie Diets' started by Wasted Ink, 24 September 2009 Social URL.

  1. Wasted Ink

    Wasted Ink Full Member

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    For the last few weeks I've been on about 1300-1500 calories a day in addition to exercise. Anyway, I did reach a plateau a few weeks back which was highly irritating to say the least. What I do whenever I reach one of these is reduce my calorie intake to about 700-800, but only for a week. I then tend to be able to lose about 4lb-5lb and then the weight loss resumes as normal when I go back to my standard calorie intake.

    I was wondering whether or not it is healthy to reduce my calories so vastly. I know it's not healthy if it's long-term, but I only do it perhaps once every eight weeks for one week.

    Is this ok? Replies appreciated.
     
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  3. vanda

    vanda plodding away

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    Hi wasted

    Have no professional knowledge of this, but I would have thought that for a short term kick start it should not cause you any trouble. I would add a good multi vitamin and mineral tablet though, as there is no way you would get all the nutrients in a small amount of cals.

    Have you looked at the judd thread? it may be helpful to you.

    Best of luck

    Vanda
     
  4. I can't be tamed

    I can't be tamed this is it!

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    I completely second the ^ above post, but I do not have any medical knowledge so this is only my opinion.
     
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