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ldevany ldevany
Wed, Feb 24, 2010 19:02
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A nutritionist said I am not eating enough but I am eating healthy. The doc says to go on a 1000 cal diet and everyone else USDA, nutritionist and other docs day not to go under 1200 calories. What is a person to do.????? I need to lose weight and my metabolism is dead and I am not really losing. Well, very very slowly. If I lose faster it all just eventually comes back on. Guess I will do what I think best. Oh well.........

glc8519 glc8519
Fri, Feb 26, 2010 16:02
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try this
Rather than making calories your #1 concern, really make sure you are getting your calories from the right foods. I have had a lot of success losing weight with this combination:

40% of my calories from protein
40% carbs
20% fat

40% from protein may seem like a lot but it really helps if you have a whey protein shake. Also things like low fat cottage cheese and eggs whites or egg beaters are high in protein while being low in fat and calories. To figure how many grams of protein you should be eating take your body weight and multiply is by .6 (or .9 for males). Ex: 175LB x 0.6= 105. Therefore , 40% of your calories in a day should be coming from 105 grams of protein.

The types of carbs you take in make a big difference too. Try to get most of your carbs from fruits and vegitables. They are carbs that are easier for the body to break down and turn into energy. I know that it is impossible to stay totally away from grain carbs, I love pasta and rice myself. I just make sure that the rice is not enriched, and is a long grain brown rice. Baked potatos are actually very good carbs also.

You want to make sure that you do not have a totally fat free diet. Fat helps your body to use vitamins. Just make sure that the fats you eat are not high in cholesterol or saturated fat. Skinless chicken breast and many types of seafood contain healthy fats.


As long as you are getting 40 minutes of good excerise at least three times a week, you should be getting more than 1000cal. I would say a healthy number would be closer to 1500. If you cut way down on calories and fat you can really screw up your metabolisim.

I hope this is helpful. Goodluck.

fire28 fire28
Mon, Mar 15, 2010 11:03
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ty for the advice
have a bad back and knees what kind of exersize can i do been walking but cant walk to long befor knees swell

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