(Closed) What you EAT really is that much more important than what you DO!

posted 4 years ago in Fitness
Post # 76
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

Oh, where to start.

OP, I agree with the original idea for your post that your diet is more important than exercise.  Now that I’m 30, I’ve seen a difference in my metabolism and it sucks.  I myself have become borderline obsessed with the number on the scale and it’s been really hard for me to break the habit of constantly weighing myself.  I’m eating cleaner/healthier now and even though the numbers aren’t moving as quickly as I’d like, I know I’m overall healther.

Exercise isn’t just for weight loss of course.  It also keeps your mind active.  I’m not talking vigorous exercise either.  Any kind of exercise helps.  My dad is a doctor and his healthiest elderly patients are the ones that have been active essentially their entire lives.  I love to work out but I realize others don’t and current research shows that having a sedentary lifestyle is as harmful to your health as smoking.

But I find your post extremely condescending by implying it’s mearly as simple as what you’re suggesting.  I don’t think you’re a positive example at everyone has pointed out that eating 1,000 calories a day isn’t nearly enough for someone 5’10” (it’s not enough for anyone!).  You’re not superior because you can control your diet.  This extreme low calorie diet is going to catch up to you someday and I hope you haven’t already done irreversible damage to your body.  Eating too little can sometimes be more devestating than eating too much.

Post # 77
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

minniegrace:  Bless your heart. Thank you for sharing your story/words of wisdom. I hope you are doing much better 🙂

Post # 78
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Bumble bee

leekissesme:  Thank you so much! I am better 🙂 it took a long time for my eyebrows and eyelashes to grow back completely, and I still wear clip in extensions to hide a gnarly bald spot, but I’m in a much better mental state now (even if I do weigh more than before I started cutting calories lol). I was just young and stupid and insecure, and had a bad case of “it won’t happen to me, I’m just gonna lose enough to feel better about myself! I totally know what I’m doing!” lol I was so so wrong

Post # 79
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Busy bee

amandajane4949:  Sounds like more than one type of “heart” problem may be happening here–the kind that needs a cardiologist, and the kind that needs an empathy check.

I hope the original poster gets the help she needs. Until then, I hope she leaves this innocent bystander alone. Poor girl.

Post # 80
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2016 - Surfer\'s Beach, Grand Cayman

What does her sitting at work have to do with anything? Odds are that over the long term, someone who works out regularly, even if overweight will have better cardiovascular health than someone sedentary who starves themselves. Worry about yourself, you seem obsessed with this girl and creating some fictional competition that she doesn’t want to be a part of. 

Post # 81
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

lemme read these replies as fast as I can cause I’m pretty sure OP is gonna be too embarassed to leave this open… smh, prob not the response she expected

“Congrats on starving yourself”… girl, please get some help!

Post # 82
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Busy bee

OP, I’m fairly sure appealing to human decency and empathy won’t make a dent in your feelings that your “superiority” entitles you to get in your coworker’s business, so to take another tack:

If I were your coworker, I would be getting ready to file a formal complaint with human resources regarding the harassment I was experiencing at your hands. You might want to think about how you are behaving in the professional environment.

Cheers!

Post # 83
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL

Girl, bye.

Post # 84
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Helper bee

Um, 1000 calories is way too low! I’m 5’2” and weigh 115-118 and my tdee for being sedentary and working at a desk during the week is 1550 calories. My BMR (what I need to keep my body going even if I was in a coma pretty much) is 1280. Im sure you need a lot more than that since you’re taller and weigh more. 

It honestly sounds like you may have an eating disorder or the beginnings of one based on the amount of calories you’re restricting yourself to and the way you talk about yourself and others in regards to weight. Even though your coworker may not be the same weight as you, she’s going about the weight loss a much healthier way that she will be able to sustain more long term. It’s way better for you to lose weight slowly over time than drop a ton of weight in a short time from starving yourself. I hope you can see that, because you are really hurting yourself by eating so few calories!

Post # 85
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

WesterosBarbie:  Just curious, but who told you eating only 1000 calories a day is a good idea? I know you are happy that you are losing weight by this is a great way to ruin your metabolism. Your body is going to get used to the idea that it is “starving” and later on when you decide that eating 1000 cal/day isn’t fun anymore you’re going to gain and hold onto every last bit. Given your height and weight this is NOT healthy. You should really look into calculating your BMR and figure out what your caloric need is just to function… you should not be eating less than that number or you risk compromising body systems. 

Post # 86
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

minniegrace:  Glad you are recovering! I know it is an every day battle that never ends, but way to be courageous!

Post # 87
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

minniegrace:  I just wanna give you a squeeze. Sometimes we go a little haywire in one way or another. You are back on track and doing better. The hive is proud of you 🐝

  • This reply was modified 3 years, 7 months ago by  leekissesme.
Post # 88
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

minniegrace:  I am so sorry to hear about what you went through. I remember your dress threads and just wanted to tell you that you seriously look great! My sister is severely anorexic and has been hospitalized many times…it gives me hope to hear that other women have gotten their disease under control. I can’t imagine what you’ve gone through. Just wanted you to know that I sympathize… I worry for my sister everyday.

op, your attitude about eating in such an unhealthy manner and putting so much stock in your looks is incredibly alarming. I hope you can realize how damaging what you’re saying is…

Post # 89
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2018 - Inn On Broadway

RayKay:  THIS WAS THE BEST COMMENT EVER!!

Post # 90
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2016

That’s awesome for you……. However, it doesn’t make exercise less important. You can lose weight by eating right but you can’t gain muscle by soley good diet habits and when you have lost all the weight you like, if you don’t have muscle mass, you’ll end up flappy or as I like to call it; skinny fat. For me, that’s no bueno. 1000 calories a day and your body will go into starvation mode and hoard fat instead of burning, I can’t imagine you keeping this up for long. 

As for your coworker, she might be bulking, powerlifting for strength, she probably has different goals for her body. 

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