Are You An Under-Eater? 8 Signs You’re Not Eating Enough

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Keep up the good work, and thanks for sharing. Happy to hear you liked it. The placebo effect is stronger in some people than in others. I have had all my blood work done in the past and I am healthy! Scientists reveal how to boost radiotherapy. Did you ever experience health improvements from increasing your calorie intake?

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You want to be at your goal weight then, not wishing you did something about it yrs ago. No, you cannot pound them back, but I am not sure why you would want to anyway. Co-workers always ask me to go out for a drink and they order whatever and I order a diet coke. You could blame it on medication if you want. When I go out to eat or go to cookouts, etc. I order a meat and a vegetable with a diet soda.

No potato or anything. At a cookout it would be a burger or chicken with no bread, and a tossed salad or veggie. You CAN do it. You just have to order carefully. I wish you luck. You can do, I know you can. It is so nice to read a positive article about Nutrisystem. You are so right about your body becoming used to the smaller portions.

Like anything, your body goes through an adjustment period, but after a few days, it is quite easy. With frequent snacks between meals, as well as plenty of fluids, you are eating pretty much whenever you feel hungry.

Hi, thanks for the great review! Thanks for the nice comment: Excited to hear how Nutrisystem goes for you — let us know! Hi Ellen — You definitely need to talk with your doctor before trying Nutrisystem or any weight loss plan with your health issues, but they do offer a plan for people with diabetes. I would recommend checking out their site to learn more about the different plans they offer. They also offer snacks and shakes as options over the course of the day, so that helps with the extra cravings too.

Hope that helps, and best of luck with your weight loss journey! Someone in my Myspace group shared this website with us so I came to give it a look. Exceptional blog and brilliant design and style. Thanks for the kind words and for visiting the site — let me know your Twitter handle so I can return the favor!

Those first 2 weeks i dropped 13 lbs, but that third week i lost maybe 1 lb. I was only eating the provided meals the first two weeks usually around only calories per day obviously that was unhealthy, so i added in a few snacks to put me right around calories per day.

But unfortunately that has resulted in minimal weight loss. Did you have plateaus like this? And how did you over come these stalls? I did just purchase an elliptical and also a stationary bike, but only on day 2 with those. Your review was wonderful and very well written, so thank you! Hi Julie- Thank you so much for sharing your story, and way to go for making it through your first month! I think the calorie restriction is the hardest part about Nutrisystem, and why now I typically only do the diet for a month or two and then really focus on just eating right and getting enough exercise after that.

For me, the approach after Nutrisystem has been intermittent fasting IF. That said, I have had a lot of success with it, and find that I can maintain a healthy weight for long stretches of time when using it.

I started with the turbo charge and continued now for almost 3 weeks. I have only lost 3 lbs. When I emailed a counselor they said that was normal and I was doing well. Big hope very disappointed. In any case, hope the rest of your month goes well, and best of luck moving forward. I just started Nutrisystem. I always lost weight on the low carb diet when I was younger.

But the fat intake was not good. Just to avoid all the carbs… Did you or anyone else have a issue with how many carbs are in each meal? Is this ok lol… Please someone assure me all the carbs are ok! Thanks for visting, and best of luck with your first month! Thanks for the excellent review and videos. Excited to see what kind of progress I can make. Hi Krystal — thanks for visiting the site, and taking the time to read my review and watch the videos. Always happy to hear that it helped! Thanks for the great info and for sharing your story!

Thanks for the kind words, June! Congrats on taking the first step and best of luck with Nutrisystem — hope it goes well! I mastered more new things on this fat reduction issue. An enormous reduction in junk food, sugary foods, fried foods, sugary foods, beef, and white flour products may perhaps be necessary.

Holding wastes unwanted organisms, and wastes may prevent ambitions for fat-loss. While specific drugs for the short term solve the situation, the unpleasant side effects are certainly not worth it, plus they never present more than a short-term solution.

Many thanks sharing your thinking on this weblog. Thanks for the input Saul. Have you ever considered creating an ebook or guest authoring about Nutrisystem on other sites? I know my readers would appreciate your work. If you are even remotely interested, feel free to send me an email. Hi Lance — I actually do have an eBook in the works, so stay tuned for that!

I just wanted to say that this post is awesome, well written and lots of useful Nutrisystem info. Looking forward to my first shipment. Hi Corburt — Thanks for the kind words, and best of luck with your first month — hope it goes well! I just wanted to offer you a huge thumbs up for the great information you have right here on this post. I will be returning to your site for more soon! This blog looks exactly like my old one! Great choice of colors! Really inspired by your story — thanks for sharing!

I am planning to start Nutrisystem after the New Year. Hi Erin — Thanks so much for the positive feedback. The first time I ever used Nutrisytem, which was many years ago at this point, I think I was one it for 4 months. I had a lot more weight to lose then; now when I sign up, I usually use it for a month, maybe two at the most. To lock in the auto delivery deal, you have to commit to two months, so if you hit your weight loss goals after month 1, I recommend switching your order to just the Turbo Shakes — that will ensure you lock in the most savings, and also helps to keep you on track once you start transitioning off the program.

As I have said before, you have to be committed to the program to get results, but as long as you follow their plan you will lose weight! Anyways, best of luck and please let us know how it goes: Thanks for sharing your story. Drinking over ounces and eating tons of leafy greens. I did NS about 4 years ago lost almost This past July was told my chloerstral and blood pressure was too high for 28 year old. So black Friday I ordered when prices decreased. Hi Amanda — Thanks for visiting and reading my story.

Hope it goes as well this time around. Thanks for sharing your superb review. You have a lot of good info here. I am looking for a diet to try just after the new year, and this might be the one. Either way, appreciate all of the details you shared. Thanks, just what I was looking for.

I have about 20 pounds to lose — is this doable in a month or two? Hi Sam — Thanks for the positive feedback. Losing 20 pounds is definitely doable with Nutrisystem, but I would budget at least two months. I signed up for Nutrisystem this week, and I am really hoping that I have the same results.

I think my first shipment should arrive just before Christmas, so think I will get started right after the holiday. Thanks so much for the review — definitely gives me hope! Hi Kris — congrats on signing up — while results will vary for everyone, I truly believe that you will lose a lot of weight if you follow the program — so stick with it, and let us know how it goes.

They try to rip you off when quit their auto delivery program. Very very unpleasant people to deal with. They shipped me stuff 3 days after I had already cancelled and had a confirmation number stating I cancelled. They refused to turn the shipment around or to take it back and are trying to create some kind of lie that I created a 2nd account in November and they only cancelled one account. The only thing I did in November was update my credit card expiration date which I regret.

If I guaranteed no more shipments are coming to my name or my address that should be the end of the story, not with them! I am fighting them through my credit card company but please be aware of whatever traps they have in store for any of you.

Hi Troy — Sorry to hear that that was your experience. It was actually a customer service rep who told me I could switch from the meal delivery to just the Turbo Shakes after my first month on the program to lock in the auto-delivery savings without having to commit to another month of food.

In any case, I hope you are able to get things resolved! I started the program today, January 1st. My resolution is to feel better about myself, but do it in a healthy way that had structure. How much and when I should be eating vegetables, and ideas on what to eat if you have to attend a social function or business based meeting that involves food.

Thanks for posting a well written, and information overview of this program. I have three questions and maybe one is a question for a NS counselor… 1. Or can tomatoes, cukes, etc. This website contains affiliate links, which means Chris may receive a percentage of any product or service you purchase using the links in the articles or advertisements.

Thanks for your support! My current diet is that I eat oz of lean protein split up throughout 5 times a day and some lowfat cheese and vegetables. I work out moderately. Umm bucks to tell me what I should eat and how much I should eat??? Those people were not eating enough. Shame on you for writing this crap. The reason your client were not loose weight is because they underestimated how many calories they ate. They all thought they ate to calories but in reality they were gorging on Read up on all the studies.

My heart beats so WEAKLY, i cant lift a cup of water without giving out my breath or having stabbing pain in my heart… I am wasting away losing muscles mass, bone mass , my vision gets blurred… all of this started 4 months ago after my grandma passed away.. I was in incredible shape, strong, fast, explosive, very muscular and lean… now i am a semi vegetable…. I also experimented for two months with zero salt in my diet… that too was a huge mistake as well!!!..

NEDA national eating disorder association can direct you to in patient and outpatient services in your state too. One of the mantras that has helped immensely in my life with the challenges I have gone through is not to see things as good or bad, but simply to keep asking over and over: All Life is learning — neither good nor bad.

We are the ones who define meaning and reason. It was a few years ago and I started doing it again. Anyone else out there with the same problem. It is worth it even if you do gain some wait. Hi, I need some advice. I recently moved to a 3rd world country.

Prior to moving, everyone was worried I was going to lose too much weight from not having enough to eat. Yes, food is hard to find, but I am putting weight on, not losing it.

When I moved here 7 months ago I weighed I am thinking of adding a running plan into my daily routine, as I am a former marathon runner and I miss running terribly, however I am afraid I will gain more weight and not lose it. I am not sure of my daily calorie intake, but it is not nearly what it should be. I eat a lot of fresh fruit, some chicken and oatmeal. Milk and yogurt are maybe once a week. Can you help me with food suggestions and with daily calorie intake advice?

It sounds like you are suffering from malnutrition, due to a lack of caloric intake. Rest is key… I would avoid adding unecessry excercize in as it sounds like your body is burning more than you are taking in already. I had a baby two years ago and gained 60 pounds. I hate my body everyone always Tells me to eat and I do. Forgot to add eat at least calories per pound of wieght example if you wieght pounds your daily calorie intake will add up to be calories a day I know this might be a stretch for you but keep it up an you will gind great improvement in just a few weeks p.

Hope that helps hope you begin to feeel better about your self. Could this be from not eating enough? Anyone have any suggestions? To make fat loss gain, Investigate Search it on reddit, or leangains.

Basically, you eat your calories between 10am-6pm only. It resets your insulin hormone and helps weight loss a lot! You may need to back off crossfit to cut. Then you can add one or 2 carbs per week into your macros without gaining because at this rate, you risk burn out of your metabolism.

Check into reverse dieting for more info on that. I am a pound male and I was undereating in an attempt to lose the last few pounds I needed to lose. I was doing the keto diet and eating around calories a day and working out six days a week with no results. Increased my caloric intake to calories a day and added a few carbs and started losing fat and adding muscle immediately.

I am a 24 year old female and I weigh pounds, I have been stuck at this weight for a while and I have tried eating higher calorie in the past and havent seen results and I am unsure of what is the right approach for me or how much I should be eating. A 4L box every days went cold turkey, I started to drop weight fast lbs mar 30 to in Apr30, 40lbs! But I had severe night sweats, soaking the sheets, no appetite low hunger. I take 2mulit vitamins, vege-green drink, anyway, I feel great, now run miles each morning, weights every second day, I eat 1egg for B-fast black coffees lots of water and my Vege-green drink, lunch is chicken salad.

Or ceaser salads, pizza or pasta, and veggies, supper half a chicken or whatever,. I feel like I have a lot of trouble eating enough calories — I feel and sleep best when I eat around calories per day, but I find it very difficult to get that many calories…I feel like the volume of food is so much! Any less calories than and I am waking during the night starving, and I struggle with hypoglycemia and blood sugar swings on those days as well.

Add more oils and fats to your meals. A tablespoon of oil adds more than a hundred calories to a meal! My wife I feel has an eating disorder. If she eats she hides eating. We have children and they say that they never see there mother eat. We have had some issues of the course of 3 months and her eating has gotten worse. In the course of 3 months she lost over 50 I would say.

So now do I just increase my calorie intake with healthy foods and keep exercising?? Also how much should I start taking. At , your BMR is probably around calories but it might be higher than that because you lift weights and weight lifting increases muscle mass and your metabolism a little bit.

You definitely need to eat more than your BMR which is You probably need to eat between calories. Up your calories slowly! Go from to a day for one week and then from to the second week; increase your calories in incremental stages. So I can pretty much sit all day. I am 24 year old female. I weigh lbs?? I am trying to eat 2 salads a day — one is a tuna salad. Then I eat a high fiber, high protein cereal.

I eat snacks like: But like I said. How many calories should I eat to lose 60 ish pounds by the end of this year. Is my diet ok? The thing is, I never think I have? Do I need to eat more? Your body needs fuel. If it doesnt have enough fuel your body goes into starvation mode and you metabolism slows down a lot.

Not getting enough can also lead to health problems including hair loss. Im dealing with this right now with my daughter. As a mother, please eat more… i would go to no less then cal. Use a calorie tracker on your phone or computer if you need to.

Talk to your parents and see if their health insurance will cover a nutritionist, they are very helpful with food and weight loss. Why am I feeling this way?? That does not sound good at all.

Quite possibly you have heliobactor or small intestine bacteria overload SIBO , and it would be the best thing to do is to go to the dr and get a breath test to start off with. Please try and do that asap. I had that bug in my tum for 18 years and often could not eat much and often did not feel well after eating, and often had the runs or constipation.

After a new dr realised I may have heliobactor, she did that breath test on me and sure enough, I had it and it affects everything in your body as it eats away at the food nutrients, leaving you with nothing even though you ate!

The dr put me on intensive antibiotics and wham! I was better a week later. Other things to check out, your diet and thyroid. I hope you will do these things as what is happening to you sounds awful, be kind to yourself and your body.

Breaky can be banana, muslie etc , lunch and dinner. That ll all get easier once you see the dr and get to the root of the problem. Likely it is SIBO. I forgot to add. I drink that apple cider vinegar daily after I finished the antibiotics which I must mention only took a week to finish the whole course. I have all the symptoms listed above in varying degrees. I am also on One meal a day plan — IF, after having lost nearly 90lb via low carb, then long term fasting anywhere from days.

I have the last few handfuls of grabbable fat I want to lose. What would be the best way to go about it? Thanks so much for posting this information. I am staying on the 1 meal a day for a while I think.

I have the same problem which makes it difficult to eat enough at times. I started intermittent fasting the 8 hour eating window per day version and I eat a meal at the start of the window, a meal at the end, and lots of snacks in between. You can move the window around to the best time for you to be able to eat. It sounds like you are already basically doing this but maybe doing it deliberately will help. There is a very not very accurate information in this article.

As many on Paleo do not count calories, and only count carbs. Not their healthy calorie intake. I think information needs to be accurate if you are going to be putting it out here. Except literally the point is that people are focusing too much on counting carbs and are neglecting their caloric intake, which winds up being incredibly low.

This is exactly the type of unhealthy perspective that leads people to get in this situation. Two people eating paleo may have vastly different daily calorie counts depending on the types of food they enjoy. Some people do very well not counting calories by sheer luck—they are fortunate enough to like the right things in the right amounts.

However, at the end of the day, weightloss and weight maintenance is CICO calories-in-calories-out. If you take in too few calories on a regular basis which is super easy to do on paleo , you will have problems. I was actually chronically exhausted after switching to paleo for this very reason.

I think this article just helped me on the road to fixing my problem, possibly! Can you tell me if this might be true? According to BMI, I am obese and my healthy weight range should be between 94 — lbs. That is impossible for my hourglass body shape. I got back into exercising in July doing a local boot camp that focuses on weight training and light cardio. I do this x per week. I lost 10 pounds and 15 inches by November 4 months later. I have been eating between — calories per day, depending on workout days.

Could I be under eating? I meal prep, eat high protein and carbs, eat meals per day. Why am I gaining weight?? Or you might need more carbs on workout days. Have you had a full thyroid panel? I used to weigh back in at the new year. I made a news year resolution to GAIN weight. I work out for at least an hour daily. Twice a week I have a total body conditioning class for two hours. I weight myself every three or four days at the same time. Now I am lbs. On top of my now being very underweight, I have completely lost my appetite.

Falling asleep and staying asleep is hard for me now too. My stomach has been burning really badly recently. What did I do to myself and how can I fix it before I really hurt myself. Are you stressed out?

A lot of people gain weight, but some lose weight and appetite. Long periods of not eating can cause nausea when you do eat for some. Another possibility is food allergies or intolerance. Your weight will still fluctuate due to that. By age It became easier. I lose weight every Christmas because I eat a balanced diet with vitamins and everything.

The rest of the year I struggle to get a meal a day. Well, only eating a bowl of soap in one day is probably toxic, I reccommend eating bowls of soup instead of bowls of soap. I am a 22 year old female and I have trouble with eating enough. I do have a gluten allergy so I try to compensate this with oatmeal bread.

On most days my calorie intake lies around and if I try really hard I can manage calories. I take organic whey protein shakes on the days I train to help with muscle recovery and I take a lot of supplements.

The only signs from your article that I experience are: How can I increase my calorie intake? A lot of people with gluten allergy have trouble with oatmeal, but maybe not. Some of us who are underweight need to eat more frequently, and maybe use digestive enzyme supplements, HCl, or bitters. Hi Chris, As soon as I turned 60 this year, I started to fall apart. I have a big belly, front of the left face like TMJ and back of the neck pain.

Feet and hamstrings cramp. Just got one reading of high TSH and low fT4. I know I am severely over weight. I eat one or two meals a day and drink lots of water.

I am estimating that I eat cal. I want to lose weight so much. I am bulimic if that helps any. It will help if you learn to trust your body. By contrast is such a low calorie diet that your body will not trust you because you are actually starving it. That only leads to one thing: Think of your body in its most basic animal form — if you starve it, it will fight back by forcing you to binge which in your case, leads back to your Bulimia.

Try to think of nourishing your body, not punishing it and the weight will seriously start to come off. What is wrong with me?

Could it be because school has been getting harder and I get more stressed and less sleep about hours every school night? Hey… im a 17 year old girl turning 18 on April This was really helpful! Unluckily for me I discovered this page too little too late. I started a low-calorie diet a month ago, getting even less than calories a day. What can I do to help get my metabolism on point again by eating without giving my body a shock?

Thank you in advance! I am very thankful to have found this article. It sounds like it was written about me, as I have nearly all of the listed symptoms and I definitely under eat.

I am a retired Police officer and have been under severe stress for many years since a severe on duty injury and 33 surgeries. I feel bad all the time and try to work out but can no longer exercise due to fatigue. This explains a lot. She is very smart and I guess I should listen to her more often. I am usually not that hungry until I start to eat then I realize how hungry I actually am. I hope that makes sense I am hopeful I can turn my health around after reading this.

Hi, back in February I started a low calorie diet. By April I lost 30lbs, in May I quit my low cal diet. I ended up going from down to I had acne bad and I suddenly noticed losing hair.

Shedding throughout my entire head. Over the next few months I noticed extreme fatigue and brutal headaches. My back and neck pain became severe. My MRI on my head came back normal. A Derm told me my hair loss was early male pattern. No one in my family had ever been bald.

My hair has just thinned out throughout. Doctors are just throwing me around. I feel like my T is going back up. My hair loss is still happening but has slowed some. My headaches still happen just not as often. I think this was all caused from my diet. Sorry for this being so long. Start consuming raw egg yolks and sardines. You will be shocked at how much better you feel. These items are vital for healthy testosterone and hair growth.

My height is about cm. I just have no appetite and sometimes after training or before eating I feel nauseaous. From my calculations I eat about kcal per day. Is there anything I can do to be able to eat more? Eat calorie dense foods, and pay attention to the last time you ate by the time- eat by time rather than whether or not your body feels hungry. One really easy solution is to just pick up a gainer e. Mutant Mass, I personally like that one and drink some of that as soon as you start feeling nauseous at the gym.

Worst feeling ever to just be exhausted at the gym when you know you could do better. I need some advice! I have no appetite and some days only eat 1 food a day most days!

Thanks for your advice! Thank you so much for this article, hopefully this works. I have lost all desire to eat, and have cut back significantly on eating. Struggling to hit my macros and calories 34 fem I train mma 5 days a week I have more than 50 lbs to lose I have lost 40 since I started over an 8 month time span without tracking calories and macros just by eating clean.

With the change up I have dropped 15 lbs since my previous post. Hope this might help you. I was also told I h high blood pressure. Ugh so I did what I thought was right by cutting carbs. Your A1C result takes about months to change. So changing your diet will not effect your A1C quickly.

Your daily blood sugars will change immediately however based on diet changes. I would aim to get it at or below 6. Crazy dieting is not good. Managing blood sugars and diabetes is all about consistency. Once you put a general plan together all your numbers including A1C and daily blood sugars will fall into better and more predictable levels. I really enjoyed reading your article. I have now adjusted my diet up on the calorie count to match the guidelines. However as I increase the calories my weight increased.

How does one go about making sure to eat the right amount of calories without gaining weight. I was eating around calories and now up to calories and more if I do a workout. I am 23 years old and I weigh I would suggest when you are feeling yourself cooking a large amount of healthy meals and freezing in Tupperware so Evan when you havnt got much energy so know you have healthy,nutritious meals in the freezer which just need to be thawed and re-heated.

I used to be so tired and hungry, I could hardly cook, I have Fibro too. As you gradually cut down on sugar and grains, and even fruit, and add more fats and perhaps more protein, you may not be as tired and hungry. You can wait until some thing is cooked, and lose weight as you do this. Some thing that is simple, is to put a piece of meat, in a baking dish in the oven, cook until nearly done, and throw some broccoli, or some such into the dish and then cook until done. Adding salt and spices, and maybe more fat to cook it.

I cook chicken and other meat ahead as well, as most are good cold. I would suggest when you get the energy to make food that you make easy to make meals ahead of time. Put frozen fruit or protein powder, spinach, ect. Or, you can make large dishes such as lasagna, caseroles, ect.

This article is super helpful and I can relate to a lot of the symptoms listed. I worked out 5 times a day doing an hour of weight training with 20 minutes of cardio at the end. I lost 10 lbs within months, and that was without tracking any of my calories or macronutrients. I felt and looked the best I ever had. I noticed my clothes were getting tighter and now 8 months later I am 10 lbs heavier than when I first started cutting. I still have fat on my inner thighs, hips, butt and stomach.

I exercise about 1 hour per day and dance about once a week. What exercises and food do I eat to lose these hard to reach fat areas? My diet at the moment includes a lot of rice and meat and sometimes Korean vegetables. I also forgot to include that my calorie intake is about per day. What do you think? You are eating too little. It says it all in the article. Increase your calorie intake and see what happens.

My husband has lost over lbs in 9 months.. But i am concerned he is not getting enough nutrition. He now feels tired all the time noooo energy and moody and depressed…any suggestions. Get his thyroid and adrenal results checked.

Maybe he burned himself out? Did he have a sleep study before he stopped using the CPAP to make sure that he no longer needed it? Is he still trying to lose more weight? Weightloss is like trying to kick a drug habit.

It took me through all sorts of emotional rollercoasters. I went through withdrawals and kept having to bounce back. Its a very miserable experience, I mean, was a Bitch! If you all are spiritual, use that!

The process is just that, a process. After my weight loss, I was soooooo relieved! Because I was no longer eating minimum calories to lose weight. With losing that much weight that quickly, he is definitely lacking nutrients that his body needs to sustain him. He could be deficient in iron, I had similar symptoms a year ago, from eating too little and losing weight too quickly and once I got on medications for anemia, my energy and strength returned quite quickly.

Another issue to be aware of is potassium deficiency. Any micronutrient he could be lacking could cause these symptoms. Hi, My name is Katie. I am a 21 year old female who has been struggling to gain a few pounds for over 2 years. In high school I developed an eating disorder where I drastically reduced the amount of calories I was eating to lose some weight when I entered the modeling world.

When I realized I was too thin, I stopped modeling and started working out more and eating more. I also get full really easily. If you want to gain weight but get full easily, you should try eating more calorically-dense foods. Loading up on healthy foods—e. Consider introducing more healthy fats into your diet. Avocado, olive oil, fish, nut butters, etc. Yes, I have had similar issues trying to gain weight back during sports seasons and high- intensity training while suffering with eating disorders.

You need to eat enough fruits and vegatbales to get enough nutrition, without filling your stomach up. Getting calorie dense foods, and eating high calorie meals and snacks is very important. Also,remember when you are eating and get full really fast that it will be a gradual change on expanding your stomach to eat a normal amount again, after suffering from your eating disorder.

I am a single mom of three small children, work full time, and just graduated from college. My busy lifestyle left me eating fast and convenient foods that are far from healthy. Now that things have calmed down a bit I want to focus on my health. Over the last few weeks I made the switch to mostly green veggies and protein.

Despite the change in my diet the number on the scale has not changed. This is so confusing to me because I feel so much better. Lost most of it 30 in 2 months via the Ideal Protein Diet. My two biggest stall foods are diet soda and dairy. Hello, if you eat in a calorie deficit all week, and you go over one day a week, will you gain weight? That should be ok, as a guy that is what I did to lose 25 stubborn lbs, intermittent fasting high protein low carb low fat 6 days, and then a carb feed, good high carbs, lean protein, moderate fat and would eat breakfast lunch dinner on that day.

I am a year-old female. Used to weigh about to — ate pretty clean and worked out by lifting and doing cardio. Did that for years. The last five years or so it has been more difficult to get to the gym but I still go and try and stay active.

My son is older now so I can no longer take him to the daycare. Now that he is 14 I can get in there about 3 good days a week and supplement cardio at home.

I hate working out at home. I am terrible about it and do better if I go to the gym. Anyway — I try and stick to a vegan gluten free diet due to food intolerances and the ethical environmental issues around eating animal products.

I was working out though. I have hypothyroidism too diagnosed at 27 but had for awhile before that. On synthroid now and feel much better though have never gotten back to normal. Anyway — when my grandfather died in I had been working out almost daily and eating VERY clean — the weight started falling off.

I dropped to in about two or three weeks. The beginning of December we went on a cruise and I weighed By the beginning of January I was down to about — and then by spring down to This was with no diet change really and working out semi-regularly. I was maybe eating cleaner?

But not counting calories or anything. I figured it was my thyroid. If my tsh is low or high I will gain. Optima for me is about 1. Anyway…I have remained ever since. Activities of daily living, plus moderate exercise or vigorous exercise jogging, running, swimming, singles tennis, soccer, basketball, digging, carpentry most days of the week. To maintain your current weight, you can eat: Approximately calories per day. To Lose Weight To lose 1 pound a week, you need to cut calories per day.

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