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    02-23-2013, 06:44 PM
  #11
Green Broke
At 5'1" 1600 calories is a weight gaining diet. I'm 5'2" & if I eat over 1,000 calories a day I will be outgrowing my clothes. The charts say you get 100 pounds for being 5' & 5 more pounds are allowed for every inch over that. I got down to 112 pounds for awhile in my adult life & everyone said I was "skinny" but I sure felt wonderful. I usually carry between 120-125 pounds & I feel well & look OK at that weight. I don't try to get below that as I eat barely 800 calories a day now in my 6th decade. Good luck to you, the battle of the bulge seems to be never-ending.
     
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    02-23-2013, 07:56 PM
  #12
Green Broke
Are you sure about that? I'm pretty sure if you don't eat enough your body goes into "slower" mode to preserve what you have.
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    02-25-2013, 02:40 AM
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If you don't eat enough/starve yourself, your body will conserve fat because it fears it may not be fed again.

Some information I learned recently (and can't remember it precisely) is that your best time to exercise is as soon as you get out of bed. Don't work for too long though - if you do, your body will stop burning fat. By working out before your first meal for up to 30 minutes, it burns the carbs that have been stored overnight, I think. I wish I could remember exactly what it said.

All I know is that I've been doing 1 mile on a stationary bike every morning and evening for the last week or so (minus the last couple of days), and I've already noticed a difference.

Also, have you looked into lap band hypnosis? I've considered it, and the worst that could happen is you waste some money. Have a read of this. There are even pages out there that claim you can DIY at home.
     
    02-25-2013, 02:56 AM
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100 lbs for the first 5'? And 5 lbs for each inch afterward? I doubt it. Might work if you are very light of bone with very little muscle mass.

And , this can vary due to your age. I is better to be slightly overweight than slightly underweight. This is recent research. The key word is "slightly"

I am much overweight and have gained a lot in the last two years. I can say that I dont' eat much and still gain weight, but when you really start looking at how little food "normal" people eat in a day, it can be quite the shock.
I think a super stringent food diary is a good idea, for a week. And try to eat as you nromally do so you can get an accurate picture.

Also, from one who has been overweight for the last 23 years, mostly, it WILL take it's toll on your body, even if you are active and strong now.
     
    02-25-2013, 06:54 PM
  #15
Green Broke
Yeah, I never liked those tables, & since I've got a lot of bone & muscle I never thought I could get down to those weights, either. But, I did it a couple of times in my life, but the amount of exercise & the small amount of food were unreal. Both of those times I had VERY physical jobs & little time left for eating. It was just too hard. So, I'll stick around 120, & eat lightly but w/occaisional treats. It's a lot easier now that I only go into town a couple of times a month, & don't have all those temptations in front of me.
     
    02-26-2013, 07:28 PM
  #16
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Last January (probably your first red flag, huh?) Until about mid March or April I stuck hardcore to a 1200-1600 cal a day diet. LOTS of fruit and veggies, yogurt, and lean meat. I worked out for minimum 3 days a week, 75% cardio and 25% weight training. In those months I barely lost 10 pounds.


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    02-26-2013, 07:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Cacowgirl    
At 5'1" 1600 calories is a weight gaining diet. I'm 5'2" & if I eat over 1,000 calories a day I will be outgrowing my clothes. The charts say you get 100 pounds for being 5' & 5 more pounds are allowed for every inch over that. I got down to 112 pounds for awhile in my adult life & everyone said I was "skinny" but I sure felt wonderful. I usually carry between 120-125 pounds & I feel well & look OK at that weight. I don't try to get below that as I eat barely 800 calories a day now in my 6th decade. Good luck to you, the battle of the bulge seems to be never-ending.

At 5'2" your healthy weight range would be between 109 and 136 with 122 being ideal weight
     
    02-26-2013, 07:45 PM
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    02-27-2013, 03:43 PM
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By eating better and exercising you lost around 10 pounds in around 10 weeks. What else needs explained? When you go to a weight loss center, this exactly what they will try to get you to do.
     
    02-27-2013, 05:09 PM
  #20
Green Broke
I understand that. But that amount of effort for such little results? I wasn't casually cutting a little extra out and taking stairs instead of elevators. I was doing cardio for an hour about 4 times a week, plus weights every few sessions. Then I was playing rugby 4-6 hours a week. The girls on my team would drop weight instantly without a single effort mean while I'm working twice as hard to keep up with them.
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