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January 1, 2012 6:07 PM
So using MFP I realized that my diet had gone down to a dangerously low calorie count and I'm trying to bring it back up in a healthy manor. Is there anyway to do this healthfuly and without gaining weight?
January 1, 2012 6:10 PM
Add more fresh fruits and veggies and maybe a litle bit of dairy and healthy oil. Without knowing how much you want to add I'd say thats the best way.
January 1, 2012 6:11 PM
I meant health fats (nuts, avocado, olive oil, etc.).
January 1, 2012 6:14 PM
My goal is to get around 1000 and MAYBE one day 1200. right now im hitting around 700.

But doesn't adding calories too quick cause weight gain because I really don't want that...
January 1, 2012 6:15 PM
Why are you more concerned about gaining a few pounds (that you would lose anyway) than bringing your calories up to a more reasonable level?
  11570105
January 1, 2012 6:18 PM
Unless you weight under 100 lbs, you are probably not eating enough.

A cup of rice will give you 200 or more. Same for a cup of pasta. How about a yogurt at 150? Add some honey to it to round it out to 200.

Not having enough calories can lead to health issues.
  12205229
January 1, 2012 6:20 PM
You have to gain weight, it would be the only way to reset and repair your metabolism. Eat more, temporary weight gain, then your body regulates, and you go back to losing.
January 1, 2012 6:21 PM
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You have to gain weight, it would be the only way to reset and repair your metabolism. Eat more, temporary weight gain, then your body regulates, and you go back to losing.


This!
  1101465
January 1, 2012 6:28 PM
Do you really need to be 125 lbs?

You're at the skinny end. At this stage you should be looking at body fat percentage instead of weight.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Body_fat_percentage#Typical_body_fat_amounts

In my opinion you should be around 'Fitness' and 'Average'. Stay away from the 'essential fat' range and if you're an athlete you wouldn't give a damn about your body fat because you're focused on the sport, not your appearance.
January 1, 2012 6:32 PM
You should be eating AT LEAST 1200 calories daily so you body has enough fuel to properly maintain itself. 700 calories is dangerous, if maintained for an extended period.

Go see a good nutritionist so they can provide you with a reasonable diet plan.

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