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June 22, 2012 4:57 AM
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Edited by xoxosarinaxoxo On June 22, 2012 5:53 AM
June 22, 2012 5:02 AM
You shouldn't be eating that low a day full stop, You may lose weight quickly at the start, but you are not going to be healthy for it. If you intend to eat that low, losing weight when older will be the least of your problems, you will be dealing with major health issues, many of them being irreversible.
Edited by Meg_78 On June 22, 2012 5:02 AM
June 22, 2012 5:15 AM
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Iv been eating only up to 700 calories a day will this make it harder for me to lose weight when im older/


Eating way below your recommend caloric allowance is considered crash dieting. When you crash diet, it can cause all sorts of things to go wrong in your system. Like hair-loss and muscle-loss, which leaves less muscle and more fat under your skin. It's counterproductive. One thing to remember, when you diet is CARDIO is your BEST FRIEND and THREE DAYS or more of lifting weights BEFORE you do it (walk on a treadmil, run, or bike) will make losing weight even easier.
June 22, 2012 5:16 AM
it could but i hear dead people never really get weight problems
  21854232
June 22, 2012 5:18 AM
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it could but i hear dead people never really get weight problems


Win!!
June 22, 2012 5:23 AM
Please JUST replies to the question ,i know the calories are too low.
June 22, 2012 5:25 AM
Yes it can cause long term damage to the system and yes affect weight loss later, not just when you are old but when you try to get back to eating normally. Hopefully you are under a doctor's care to eat so few calories for more than a few weeks.
  12351265
June 22, 2012 5:25 AM
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Please JUST replies to the question ,i know the calories are too low.


Yes. You already know this answer.

Is this a troll post? If not, open up your diary. If you are ashamed of only eating 700 calories, you should once again know the answer to your question.
  7417900
June 22, 2012 5:26 AM
Well. If you already know the calories are too low.. Why are you asking such a stupid question?
  10959116
June 22, 2012 5:27 AM
Studies have shown that ultra low calorie diets like the one you're on can cause long term problems with your hunger hormones after you finish dieting. This effect can last years and will very likely cause you to regain all the weight you lost and then some.
  8808327
June 22, 2012 5:27 AM
Maybe you should do a google search for TDEE calculator that will give you more of an idea how much your body needs a day to function. And yes If you know your eating too low of calories....Then eat more calories......
June 22, 2012 5:28 AM
QUOTE:

Iv been eating only up to 700 calories a day will this make it harder for me to lose weight when im older/


The answer to your question is yes and cause even more health problems.
June 22, 2012 5:28 AM
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Please JUST replies to the question ,i know the calories are too low.


If you know the calories are too low then you should try and work on upping the calories. And if you know it is too low then you should also know that when you are older it will give you issues. Your body will be malnourished, and will hold on to extra weight possibly because of all those years you were starving yourself.

The trick is learning how to eat a healthy well-balanced diet because eating healthy is for life!!!

The faster you drop the weight the faster it will be put back on! Losing weight should be a slower process...give your body time to adjust. Don't starve yourself.
  15015099
June 22, 2012 5:28 AM
When you eat so few calories your body "thinks" it is in starving conditions and will begin shutting things down (slowing your metabolism first, but also other things like your reproductive cycle, etc). I can imagine that it would take time for your metabolism to "rev back up again" once you start eating more calories which would probably make you gain weight more quickly once you came off this crash diet. However, I really don't see it affecting things in the long run in terms of future ability of losing weight. Still there are major risks to your body if you eat so few calories -- infertility for one, development of body hair, major electrolyte abnormalities. I'd recommend getting back to your goal calories with some exercise to lose weight more gradually.
June 22, 2012 5:29 AM
If you know the calories are too know, why are you doing it anyway? Sounds like you are already set in your ways.


To answer your question:

VLCD (Very Low Calorie Diets) can lead to muscle loss which can lower your overall metabolic rate. You'll lose slower, but you'll still lose. I wouldn't recommend it though. Try eating at least your BMR.
June 22, 2012 5:29 AM
it really depend on your age/height and bmi, as well as whether or not youve already tried to lose weight and nothingh happened.there is a VLCD (very low calorie diet)..theres a TINY bit about it in my vlog here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ju9Nzn7FWBc
also there's an external link to details of this diet (AND a website with tips about how to lose weight healthily...which is how you should be doing it :) )
June 22, 2012 5:30 AM
From the "when I'm older" I'm assuming you're somewhere mid to late teenage years. You shouldn't worry about whether you lose slow or fast when you're older but whether you'll be healthy or not based on your current diet. If you are thinking that your body is fully developed before mid 20s, you're wrong.

This is what bothers me most with teenagers doing extreme diets. You're screwing yourself up and you'll regret it sooner or later.
June 22, 2012 5:31 AM
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it could but i hear dead people never really get weight problems


"Dead" right!
  10148222
June 22, 2012 5:31 AM
if you know the calories are too low then increase them, talk to a doctor about the amount of calories you should be eating or do some research
June 22, 2012 5:31 AM
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Well. If you already know the calories are too low.. Why are you asking such a stupid question?


^^^^ this - I agree! love it
June 22, 2012 5:34 AM
In my case, yes, it caused problems. It makes it harder to lose weight. My thyroid is under active. I have heart problems. My skin lost a lot of elasticity. My stomach / bowels are no longer right. Some of this is "corrected" a little. But most of it is irreversible. Ended up in hospital at 31 with heart problems is not fun. My muscle tone is nowhere near what it once was. And it is taking me a lot more than some people I have seen to see any results.
AND it took a full two years before my body totally started leveling out correctly for me to see any real results.

That said.... I am eating at a LOW of 1500 calories now and working out. I do eat back some if not all of my exercise calories. I am starting to see my shape again. I have my energy back to some degree. Still stay cold, but not like I used to. My hair has gotten thicker again. My skin has cleared up. My nails are growing again and not tearing on everything. I sleep better. Not longer, but I feel far more rested.

AND I am losing. It just took time to get to where I needed to be..... And I know I never want to be where I was. I was struggling with my ED for a while (started at 13) . And never again.
Edited by cyn4him On June 22, 2012 5:38 AM
June 22, 2012 5:37 AM
The Air Force put me on 800 cals to lose wt when I was younger (retired 19 yrs ago) so I can reply from experience:-) STOP! It killed my metabolism. I don't know how many health issues were related to that but after a few yrs I had lots of those, and still do! I found Weight Watchers helpful and lost much more wt. It didn't take long for the rapid loss I experienced to stop. The AF also put me on Adkins initially when I barely had a wt. prob. Tried the fads, very low cal diet and it doesn't work. My best success and the one I'm sticking with now is WW because well balanced. MFP seems to be doing very well, too, but I'm doing both at same time and using the "My healthy plate" (replaced food pyramid) guidelines to ensure I keep it balanced. Hope this helps you. There is no quick fix, magic too. We just have to change our lifestyle:-) Good luck to you!

I just saw the post made while I was typing. How much I agree! I have underactive thyroid, colon issues unlimited, skin tone and firmness? What's that? It's GONE! and now with my health issues the dr. limits the exercise/types I can do. I take 15 PRESCRIPTION meds. NOT worth the damage it causes! I do elliptical and swimming (yes, water aerobics does help-I was very sceptical prior to trying), and although I'm not cleared to modify some low impact DVDs/Wii/classes/tone, strength & stretch, in addition to limited walking.
Edited by REDR61 On June 22, 2012 5:45 AM
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June 22, 2012 5:44 AM
OH... As a side note... That does not even account for the problems it led to with my family....
June 22, 2012 5:53 AM
no more posts, im closing the topic
June 22, 2012 5:56 AM
No, topic is NOT closed.
You, like so many others, have once again proven the never ending rule: STARVATION DIETS DON'T WORK!
Your metabolism is stifled. It may take months for you to re-set. And yes, you can now expect to gain a lot of weight getting your body adjusted back to normal.
Just stick with the MFP recommendations for steady, healthy weight loss.
Don't give up! Good luck - you are sure going to need it.

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