(Closed) Stop the diet?

posted 4 years ago in Beauty
Post # 2
2559 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

You can up your caloric intake to 1400 or 1500 and you should be able to maintain that weight for a month. 1200 is typically for loosing weight, coupled with exercising you are only feeding your body an additional 500 calories to get through its regular metabolic processes. 

Post # 3
10281 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

You need to eat more. Period. 1200 is the bare minimum of calories you should be eating every day. I’m trying to lose 75 lbs and I don’t even eat 1200 every day.

Perhaps getting a personal trainer and/or meeting with a nutritionist to help you figure what your diet and exercise routine should be to reach your goals would be a good step.

You post has some red flags that make me concerned you may be treading into an eating disorder. I would also recommend meeting with a therapist to help you form healthy attitudes toward food and weight loss/gain.

Post # 4
5 posts
  • Wedding: March 2018

I have the app ‘lose it’ and there’s an option to maintain current weight. 


Post # 6
183 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

There’s also a maintain weight program one on the app/website MyPlate from Livestrong.

Post # 7
230 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

What is it that you are doing in the gym? Switch it up if you are only doing cardio. And also eat more!

Post # 8
3537 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

The best advice I can give you is to be healthy. Eat nutritious foods like fruits, veggies, and whole grains. Do not starve yourself and do not “go back” to eating junk.

The goal is to look healthy on your wedding day. So instead of limiting yourself, just go eat some healthy food until you’re full. That’s the way to look your best. 

And congrats on the weight loss. 🙂 Just please don’t think you have to consume so few calories to lose weight. Beauty is in looking healthy. And overworking yourself and eating so little to lose weight is not health, which is exactly why you aren’t as pleased with your look. 

Oh, and you may want to lift weights if you haven’t been doing that much.

ETA- What have you been eating in a day? 

Post # 9
150 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

I’m 5’5″ and weigh 140,  if you go up 10 pounds you will not have fat looking arms, especially if you keep going to the gym and keep them toned.  My arms actually looked best when I was aroung 130 lbs. And trust me, I am ridiculously critical about my weight.

Post # 10
4250 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

I would stop worrying about fat and eat more healthy fat… avocado every day, coconut oil or almond butter in a smoothie, fattier cuts of pasture raised meats, etc.  A paleo diet is great for maintaining weight I have found, and it is nutrient dense.  1500 cal a day can be a lot, or it can also be a little, depending on what you are eating.  

Post # 12
6120 posts
Bee Keeper

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atalibrandi :  There are measurement tools to figure out what you need to maintain current weight. Dont be afraid of good fats they are healthy in moderation. You could also hire a nutritionist if it’s in your budget. I know my health insurance covers it, so you might check on that. They will know best how to make sure you’re getting proper nutrition. If you’re weight training you won’t have jiggly arms from weight gain it will be muscle mass. Your body needs calories to keep working at full capacity when you’re working out. Perhaps have some toast with avocado each day as an additional snack. Are you getting enough proteins?

It’s not really about the calorie count as it is proper nutrition. But there are many disagreements in the medical community as to what’s best. So add calories. If you’re not hungry, perhaps water or protein shake? If you have enough protein have a complex carb.

But best bet is to find a dietitian or nutritionist to see what they think. 

Post # 14
665 posts
Busy bee

Your exercise level sounds high and I would wager to guess that you could eat a sizeable amount (like, mid 2000 probably) without gaining weight. I would calculate your TDEE and/or see a nutritionist. 1200 calories isn’t enough for most people and certainly not enough for someone that is active. This explains how to calculate your TDEE and has some other helpful info: http://afuneralformyfat.com/eatingenough

Post # 15
6120 posts
Bee Keeper

 I meant to say have a protein shake. Also drink plenty of water so you don’t look dehydrated. Ignore typo. Oops

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