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July 6, 2012 8:31 AM
Please eat more than that!
  2653581
July 6, 2012 8:31 AM
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You are going to fail with this approach.

Starvation diets don't work.
Why?
Because if your calorie deficit is too great, you can easily suffer from
loss of muscle mass (slows down your metabolism) and impaired general progress.
You have to find what is right for you but you also need to remember that your body
is a machine and without the right type and amount of fuel there could be problems
either with loss of muscle, loss of energy, less weight loss/plateaus, etc.

Stick with the MFP recommendations.


What he said.
  10383132
July 6, 2012 8:31 AM
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QUOTE:

You have to eat AT LEAST 1200 a day, otherwise your body will go into starvation mode and it will store whatever it gets.
Eat good healthy food every couple of hours to keep your digestive system active and make sure you don't starve yourself.


Please stop making things up, you're not helping anyone


Actually your body will store fat and hold onto crap if it isn't getting enough nutrition so this is pretty accurate..............900 calories is too little. You have to burn more than you take in but that doesn't mean starvation.
  3761783
July 6, 2012 8:31 AM
I believe Protein helps you gain muscle. You shouldn't be so worried, but at the same time you do need to eat more than 900 calories. Also, is it near the time of the month...the bloating can be doing that to you.
July 6, 2012 8:32 AM
no matter the explanation, just eat more.
  3351637
July 6, 2012 8:32 AM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

You have to eat AT LEAST 1200 a day, otherwise your body will go into starvation mode and it will store whatever it gets.
Eat good healthy food every couple of hours to keep your digestive system active and make sure you don't starve yourself.


Please stop making things up, you're not helping anyone


^^This
  22230919
July 6, 2012 8:32 AM
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You have to eat AT LEAST 1200 a day, otherwise your body will go into starvation mode and it will store whatever it gets.
Eat good healthy food every couple of hours to keep your digestive system active and make sure you don't starve yourself.



No disrespect to them....But have you ever seen a picture of people in concertration camps. Tell them "starvation mode" will make you fat.
  17621019
July 6, 2012 8:32 AM
EAT MORE.
SERIOUSLY.
NOW.
  7373969
July 6, 2012 8:32 AM
Did you seriously just have that sweet baby in your avatar & you're only eating 900 cals? If you're breast feeding, you need at least 500 cals. Then you need another 1200 to sustain yourself to take care of that baby. You need to be eating double that 900 cals.
July 6, 2012 8:33 AM
You need to eat more, 900 calories it not enough to even meet your bmr. EAT EAT EAT!!!!!!
  17817367
July 6, 2012 8:34 AM
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Yes drink more water! You could be gaining muscle though. I went from 107.2 to 110 over the last couple of days. Man does it suck looking at the number go up! YES! However I also went from 18.9% body fat down to 17.7% over the last week and lost an inch. So what does that mean??? Muscle!!! I have been eating around 900-1100 calories too... minus yesterday so eating more might not be the answer. Drink plenty of water, it actually helps you loose water weight! You are taking in ALOT of protein, you might have gained some major muscle with that. Throw the scale out.... easier said then done I know I have the same issues, and go to how you look in the mirror, inches loss or body fat %. Its more accurate. I bought a body fat tester on e-bay 6 years ago for like 25.00 with shipping the electronic kind.... SOOO worth it. Every time the scale goes up my body fat goes down so I don’t feel so bad! :) Hang in their too and power through it.... Whenever I go up eventually I go down if I don't get too depressed because of a stupid scale and remember to look in the mirror!! Remember girls cycles…. We go up and down throughout the month too depending about where we are at. :) You are doing AMAZING! Keep it up girl!


What???? she gained muscle by eating 900 calories a day????She gained muscle by just eating protein? What????? SMH
Edited by wyze On July 6, 2012 8:34 AM
July 6, 2012 8:34 AM
You can't really gain 2 pounds in 4 days, it's probably just fluctuation. Like me, on Tuesday I was 117.6 lbs, and today I was 121.4 lbs. I didn't gain any weight it's just normal fluctuation.
  9590918
July 6, 2012 8:34 AM
You are NOT eating enough. Your body is doing it's job of protecting you from starvation.
"Believe it or not, a weight-loss program that overly restricts calories will set you up for failure, as will a skipped meal. There is a point at which cutting calories will work against weight loss because consuming too few calories (or too few meals) leads to increased appetite and low satiety as your body prevents starvation. You will find it hard to implement your healthy eating goals when you’re feeling hungry and dissatisfied. And you will suffer from cravings, ultimately causing you to fall into under-eating and over-eating cycles.
Your body will make a choice: lose body fat or lose muscle. An inadequately fueled body will choose to drop calorie-burning muscle rather than fat. Excessive loss of lean muscle mass leads to weight loss without improvement of body composition or health. This leaves you frustrated and ever-battling your weight." http://www.active.com/nutrition/Articles/Eat-More-to-Lose-Weight.htm
  20063354
July 6, 2012 8:34 AM
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Yes drink more water! You could be gaining muscle though. I went from 107.2 to 110 over the last couple of days. Man does it suck looking at the number go up! YES! However I also went from 18.9% body fat down to 17.7% over the last week and lost an inch. So what does that mean??? Muscle!!! I have been eating around 900-1100 calories too... minus yesterday so eating more might not be the answer. Drink plenty of water, it actually helps you loose water weight! You are taking in ALOT of protein, you might have gained some major muscle with that. Throw the scale out.... easier said then done I know I have the same issues, and go to how you look in the mirror, inches loss or body fat %. Its more accurate. I bought a body fat tester on e-bay 6 years ago for like 25.00 with shipping the electronic kind.... SOOO worth it. Every time the scale goes up my body fat goes down so I don’t feel so bad! :) Hang in their too and power through it.... Whenever I go up eventually I go down if I don't get too depressed because of a stupid scale and remember to look in the mirror!! Remember girls cycles…. We go up and down throughout the month too depending about where we are at. :) You are doing AMAZING! Keep it up girl!


You did not gain almost three pounds of muscle in a week eating at a deficit. It's physically impossible. It's likely water retention while your existing muscles heal.
  8596745
July 6, 2012 8:35 AM
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QUOTE:

You have to eat AT LEAST 1200 a day, otherwise your body will go into starvation mode and it will store whatever it gets.
Eat good healthy food every couple of hours to keep your digestive system active and make sure you don't starve yourself.



No disrespect to them....But have you ever seen a picture of people in concertration camps. Tell them "starvation mode" will make you fat.


So far three people have tried to debunk the idea that your body will go into starvation mode. Two people with simple posts and this particular gem right here that I won't even begin to go into why this is so stupid.

Anyone want to try to submit some factual reasons?
  19626659
July 6, 2012 8:35 AM
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You have to eat AT LEAST 1200 a day, otherwise your body will go into starvation mode and it will store whatever it gets.
Eat good healthy food every couple of hours to keep your digestive system active and make sure you don't starve yourself.


Absolutely not true. I eat between 6 and 800 calories a day and I'm just fine and I've done this for going on 4 months now. I have tons of energy and work out almost everyday. And I'm really tired of this "starvation mode" word being flung around as a way to scare people into eating more. Yes she may need to eat more calories, it could be what her body needs but she will NOT go into starvation mode. Doctors put people on 500 calorie a day diets for months on end and they don't go into this made up word to scare people into eating more, give it up already. "starvation mode" is really just a plateau. She has something else going on.
  20634412
July 6, 2012 8:35 AM
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This post makes me sad.
Especially since seeing people eat around 2k a day and losing weight.

what dan said.

please eat more. this group has lots of great information. http://www.myfitnesspal.com/groups/home/3817-eat-more-to-weigh-less
  12702284
July 6, 2012 8:37 AM
Who decided 900 for you? Also vegetables are where it is at! Vitamins, nutrients, low calories for a boat load of food. Packaged foods have way too many "unknowns" in them. Cant pronounce whats in the ingredients that chances are good your body doesnt know what to do with that. Speak with a doctor or nutritionist about whats right for you, for the next 6 months. Then do follow ups, because your body will be changing and so will your needs. The more weight you lose, the more active you become, the more calories you are going to need. Hope you can find a good healthy balance!
July 6, 2012 8:37 AM
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You have to eat AT LEAST 1200 a day, otherwise your body will go into starvation mode and it will store whatever it gets.
Eat good healthy food every couple of hours to keep your digestive system active and make sure you don't starve yourself.
Let's use another term rather than "starvation mode".
Call it "stifled metabolism".

Anyway, she needs to eat more. We all agree.
July 6, 2012 8:37 AM
900 calories and gaining weight? Clearly you're eating too much! Try 90 calories! If that still results in a gain, try 9 calories! WE CAN DO THIS!

(Or eat an appropriate amount of food for your body like everyone else is saying to do. Your choice.)
  13964211
July 6, 2012 8:37 AM
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Never go below 1200 in the "net calories" category.... your body will NOT allow weight to go if you do.... I speak from the last 2 years!! Eat more girl!


I agree to disagree.... it depends how short she is and how her body is and her current weight. I love how everyone uses you must have 1200 calories for a 6 foot tall man and a 5 foot tall girl. That is a guideline for all but not everyone and not everyone’s body reacts the same. I am usually around 900-1100 calories minus the last day or so and have a off day on Sunday which keeps your body out of starvation mode. :) In addition, outside of having 2 babies which I only gained 20 pounds or so on my last, I have TONS of muscle and keep my weight in the 110-115 range constantly. At my highest right after birth I was at 22% body fat and I am down to 17.7% now. My youngest is 8 months and look at the muscle, tone, and I am bouncing off the wall with energy. Far from starvation mode.
July 6, 2012 8:38 AM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

You have to eat AT LEAST 1200 a day, otherwise your body will go into starvation mode and it will store whatever it gets.
Eat good healthy food every couple of hours to keep your digestive system active and make sure you don't starve yourself.



No disrespect to them....But have you ever seen a picture of people in concertration camps. Tell them "starvation mode" will make you fat.


Wow really? SMH. Starvation is not a weightloss method anyone should use. I'm certain most doctor would not suggest a calorie intake of 900 unless a person is extremely obese and it's a medically necessary. 900 calories can restrict your ability to exercise at your best ability.
  3761783
July 6, 2012 8:38 AM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

You have to eat AT LEAST 1200 a day, otherwise your body will go into starvation mode and it will store whatever it gets.
Eat good healthy food every couple of hours to keep your digestive system active and make sure you don't starve yourself.
Let's use another term rather than "starvation mode".
Call it "stifled metabolism".

Anyway, she needs to eat more. We all agree.


"Stifled metabolism" I absolutely love it!!! May I use that? ;)
  6516604
July 6, 2012 8:38 AM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

QUOTE:

You have to eat AT LEAST 1200 a day, otherwise your body will go into starvation mode and it will store whatever it gets.
Eat good healthy food every couple of hours to keep your digestive system active and make sure you don't starve yourself.


Please stop making things up, you're not helping anyone


^^This


HAH! What they said! If I was in starvation mode I wouldn't have my abs! HAH!
July 6, 2012 8:38 AM
Please try going gluten free.

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