Starvation Mode

Discussion in 'Calorie Counting' started by xxktxx, 31 March 2008 Social URL.

  1. xxktxx

    xxktxx Member

    Calorie counted
    Hi all,

    Just wondering if anyone can enlighten me more on this starvation mode malarky. I'm currently chomping my way through around 1300 healthy calories a day, but is this sufficient to stop my poor diet-riddled body thinking that the food drought has arrived and halting weightloss altogether?

    If it's of any relevance I am 43, 5'6 tall and weigh 13s6lb. The draw back with what I weigh is that up until late November last year I was doing a major amount of exercise about 5 times a week so some of that weight is toned muscle and not all fat so I try to think of myself as a certain size rather than a certain weight. Right now I am a size 16 but would much prefer I wasn't.
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  3. minime

    minime Gold Member

    There are various calculators you can use to work this out, but personally I think you might be on the low end. I'm off to find a calculator link for you.
  4. minime

    minime Gold Member

    Weight Loss - Nutracheck

    Use boxes on right hand side and it will give you your daily calorie allowance based on how much you want to lose per week.
  5. feeb

    feeb Member

    i am trying to keep myself below 1000 calories a day, is this damaging??
  6. KD

    KD Gone fishing

    Was Cambridge, now maintaining
    You shouldn't really go lower than 1100 unless you are doing a VLCD formula.
  7. feeb

    feeb Member

    okay thanks for the tip, will bump it up a wee bit. Its great to have a forum where people understand! i am so new to all this (although in retrospect i probably shouldnt be!!) and i really appreciate the support, thank you
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