Extremely Low BMR (doctor tested)

posted 6 months ago in Wellness
Post # 2
Member
1022 posts
Bumble bee

Out of curiousity, what does that mean exactly? Like, if you eat more than 1000 cals a day you’ll gain weight? Am I understanding that correctly?

Post # 3
Member
6252 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: July 2016

HoneysHoney :  yep

shortbread654 :  after I recovered from my eating disorder (and during, duh) my BMR was super low.  I’ve been very active since–running half marathons, kickboxing, etc.. it’s been 7 years since I stopped severely restricting my intake on a regular basis, and while my metabolism is still low, it’s not as bad.  For my size and activity level I can eat fewer calories than you’d expect, but it’s within reason–especially when I’m really active.  

I think focusing on getting healthy–more muscle, less fat, more exercise, rounded diet–is all you can do for now.  I wish I had better advice than that, but I never found anything.

Now, an unsolicited word of caution:

A nutritionist doesn’t have to have any sort of degree.  A dietitian must be a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist accredited by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.  I’d get a second opinion from a dietitian–nutritionists can and have led people off some pretty dangerous cliffs.  Bringing your BMR up from 820 is not going to be easy, and doing it wrong can only make it worse–it’s worth the extra $$ to get someone who’se properly educated and regulated.

 

Post # 4
Member
10510 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

amanda1988 :  Depends where.  Here nutritionists and dietitians are now the same thing, the college has restricted the term nutritionist to those who are RDs.

Post # 6
Member
3175 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2016 - Surfer's Beach, Grand Cayman

I’ve never been tested but I’m certain I’ve ruined my metabolism through yo yo dieting as well as extreme restrictive eating for several years followed by binge eating  for several years. Have you heard of reverse dieting, I haven’t looked too much into it but it’s supposed to help speed up metabolism I think. 

Post # 7
Member
6252 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: July 2016

AB Bride :  that’s really good to know.  “here” being alberta/Canada?

shortbread654 :  good luck!  Since you’ve seen an endocrinologist I’m assuming they’ve already ruled out things like hypothyroidism?

Post # 9
Member
10510 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

amanda1988 :  Yep, Alberta!  Some provinces were like that already, but here it hasn’t even been a year.  It was changed due to the confusion amoungst the general public about the difference – would love to see it applied everywhere!

I thought the OPs info didn’t give a location, but now I see it does.  I must have clicked on the wrong one before.

Sorry I’m not really being helpful, but at least it’s good news.

Post # 10
Member
1707 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

Perhaps you should research reverse dieting? After I was trying to improve disordered eating habits from adolescence and young adulthood, my BMR was also quite low. Learning about how to healthily increase my food intake really helped me. I now eat approximately double what I used to, but it took several months of following an eating plan and eating every four hours to get my metabolism back to normal. 

Leave a comment


Get our weekly roundup of the best of Weddingbee.
I agree to receive emails from the site. I can withdraw my consent at any time by unsubscribing.

Find Amazing Vendors