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March 13, 2012 10:30 PM
Hi Everyone,

A friend of mine lose soooo much weight and I mean a lot - doing 800 calorie + running almost every for 3 months.

I started myfitness pal today and it says I have to maintain 1200 calorie per day. I'm 28, 86 kg and wants to lose 20 kg by the end of this year and at least 10 kg by June 2012.

My questions are:

1. Is it healthy to do the 800 calorie per day?

2. For example: I consumed 1000 calorie a day and did an exercise lose 500 calorie, do i need to consume 700 to maintain my 1200 calorie per day? Why is that?

3. Will I lose weight faster if I chose 1000 calorie per day?

4. I started walking/running on the treadmill for 60 minutes and lose 280 calories - are the machines pretty accurate?

5. what is the best HRM to use?

6. I dont like going to the gym. Im into treadmill and zumba at the moment - will that help me lose weight than going to the gym?

7. Doctor told me that I am high in cholesterol and I need to work twice as hard to lose weight. Is this true? :(

Please add me to help me keep on track and stay motivated. Thank you so much :) Goodluck to us all.
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March 13, 2012 10:34 PM
Go to "search" and type in "under 1000 calories per day".
March 13, 2012 10:37 PM
QUOTE:

Hi Everyone,

A friend of mine lose soooo much weight and I mean a lot - doing 800 calorie + running almost every for 3 months.

I started myfitness pal today and it says I have to maintain 1200 calorie per day. I'm 28, 86 kg and wants to lose 20 kg by the end of this year and at least 10 kg by June 2012.

My questions are:

1. Is it healthy to do the 800 calorie per day?

2. For example: I consumed 1000 calorie a day and did an exercise lose 500 calorie, do i need to consume 700 to maintain my 1200 calorie per day? Why is that?

3. Will I lose weight faster if I chose 1000 calorie per day?

4. I started walking/running on the treadmill for 60 minutes and lose 280 calories - are the machines pretty accurate?

5. what is the best HRM to use?

6. I dont like going to the gym. Im into treadmill and zumba at the moment - will that help me lose weight than going to the gym?

7. Doctor told me that I am high in cholesterol and I need to work twice as hard to lose weight. Is this true? :(

Please add me to help me keep on track and stay motivated. Thank you so much :) Goodluck to us all.


She lost muscle weight. That's all there is to it.

There is no way possible for her glucose stores to be topped off by that low of a calorie diet, and unless her "running" is walking at 3mph, she is using mostly carbs for fuel.

Except they run out with low calorie, and therefore muscle breakdown is the only thing that can supply glucose.

It's not the muscle she is using for the running.

And a lb of muscle can be lost by only needing 600 cal, whereas fat takes 3500.

1 - no

2 - yes, otherwise the above happens.

3 - For the lag time before your metabolism slows down, then nothing will be lost. First couple weeks to raise calories to raise metabolism back up will result in body storing fat for survival. Any binges will be stored as fat.

4 - For walking at flat yes, if you enter weight. For jogging, not so much. Because your level of effort could be way off from the formula used to estimate it.

5 - I'm guessing you mean for estimating calories. Polar FT7 allows most entry for women to correct known inaccuracies in formula.

6 - Weight lifting will more. But diet is the primary weight loss, exercise is body shaping. If exercise is not fed, that does not actually happen or happen well.

7 - Probably meant you really need to work out to improve health in general, including chol.
March 13, 2012 10:45 PM
QUOTE:

Hi Everyone,

A friend of mine lose soooo much weight and I mean a lot - doing 800 calorie + running almost every for 3 months.

I started myfitness pal today and it says I have to maintain 1200 calorie per day. I'm 28, 86 kg and wants to lose 20 kg by the end of this year and at least 10 kg by June 2012.

My questions are:

1. Is it healthy to do the 800 calorie per day?

2. For example: I consumed 1000 calorie a day and did an exercise lose 500 calorie, do i need to consume 700 to maintain my 1200 calorie per day? Why is that?

3. Will I lose weight faster if I chose 1000 calorie per day?

4. I started walking/running on the treadmill for 60 minutes and lose 280 calories - are the machines pretty accurate?

5. what is the best HRM to use?

6. I dont like going to the gym. Im into treadmill and zumba at the moment - will that help me lose weight than going to the gym?

7. Doctor told me that I am high in cholesterol and I need to work twice as hard to lose weight. Is this true? :(

Please add me to help me keep on track and stay motivated. Thank you so much :) Goodluck to us all.


i did something similar my second year of high school. i was eating 500 ~ 800 calories a day and running about 1-1/2 hours per day, every day, and swimming as well. i lost weight incredibly fast - 10kg in two weeks. but i was remarkably unhealthy and lost loads of muscle mass. to answer your questions:

1.) absolutely don't do 800 calories per day. it's hard to maintain, mentally and physically, and can lead to binging.
2.) as an absolute minimum, try to consume 1200 NET a day. yes, that means if you burn off 500 cals at the gym, you need to eat 500 extra exercise calories.
3.) you will lose weight faster, but your putting yourself at risk for loss of lean mass.
4.) the machines are pretty accurate, i'd say, if they're asking for your weight and height. 280 cals for 60 mins of brisk walking sounds about right.
5.) i have a polar FT4 :D it's great!!
6.) you don't have to go to the gym to lose weight ... i haven't set foot in a gym for over a year. i do all my workouts at home, including strength training.
7.) i don't know about this issue specifically. just keep your daily consumption of cholesterol fairly low, and you should be okay :)

slow and steady weight loss is much better than speedy loss, even though it may be frustrating and a true exercise in patience. keep at it, and you will get the results you want.
March 13, 2012 11:11 PM
Thank you so much for taking the time to answer my questions... Appreciate it so much flowerforyou
Edited by itschristine On March 13, 2012 11:15 PM
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March 13, 2012 11:18 PM
Hi Tamstar, thank you so much for your reply. flowerforyou

Just wondering ----> "7.) i don't know about this issue specifically. just keep your daily consumption of cholesterol fairly low, and you should be okay :) "

if I maintain 1200 calorie diet plan doesnt that lower my cholesterol level automatically? Sorry dont know much about calories and cholesterol etc...

thanks again... flowerforyou flowerforyou flowerforyou
  19159569
March 13, 2012 11:39 PM
hey hun :)

yeah, i would say, if you're eating 1200 NET of healthy calories and exercising, you should see a drop in cholesterol. it may take a while to see results, but it'll definitely happen.
March 13, 2012 11:56 PM
QUOTE:

Hi Tamstar, thank you so much for your reply. flowerforyou

Just wondering ----> "7.) i don't know about this issue specifically. just keep your daily consumption of cholesterol fairly low, and you should be okay :) "

if I maintain 1200 calorie diet plan doesnt that lower my cholesterol level automatically? Sorry dont know much about calories and cholesterol etc...

thanks again... flowerforyou flowerforyou flowerforyou


You want to monitor the quality of the fats you are consuming, and shoot to make the daily fiber recommendation. Oatmeal and whole grains are a good source of fiber. Overall, a healthy diet combined with exercise will help lower your cholesterol. Your doctor was wanting you to work hard to lose weight d/t your cholesterol levels.

Be aware, that there is a genetic component to cholesterol levels. My mother in law, for example, has very high cholesterol and eats a very low fat diet, and really watches this. Despite her best efforts, this is still an issue for her. Her siblings have the same problem.
March 14, 2012 12:13 AM
QUOTE:

You want to monitor the quality of the fats you are consuming, and shoot to make the daily fiber recommendation. Oatmeal and whole grains are a good source of fiber. Overall, a healthy diet combined with exercise will help lower your cholesterol. Your doctor was wanting you to work hard to lose weight d/t your cholesterol levels.

Be aware, that there is a genetic component to cholesterol levels. My mother in law, for example, has very high cholesterol and eats a very low fat diet, and really watches this. Despite her best efforts, this is still an issue for her. Her siblings have the same problem.


And to add to this excellent idea of genetics, there is also a lot more research out even debating and finding fault with past studies and what chol levels were really bad, or more importantly, what ratios were really bad.

You might get all the chol related values and do some reading on how bad they really are.

For instance, newspaper article examined the fact that most of the Dr's on the advisory board that recommended lowering the High limit to 200, down from previous high of 220, had jobs with the pharmaceutical companies that had or were coming out with the drugs to help lower chol. That's no good and pretty sketchy to me.
March 14, 2012 12:35 AM
OK....wait for it...:o)
March 18, 2012 9:21 PM
Everyone has posted good information! I agree with a NET calorie of 1200 (so eat back those calories you burn with exercise). To lower the bad cholesterol and raise good cholesterol, you need to exercise regularly and eat HEALTHY! Saturated fat from animals will increase the bad cholesterol. A good rule of thumb is the less legs an animal has, the less saturated fat it has. So chicken is better than beef, and fish is better than chicken! You also need to eat some good MUFAs (monounsaturated fatty acids)-- see this article http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/mufas/AN02120.

Good luck!

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