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Old 01-30-2009, 08:19 PM   #1
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Default I just e-mailed the daily plate! *angry*

I don't know how many of you belong to groups or dares but I noticed this:

example post:

"I want to lose 4-5 lbs per week. I put this in the calorie calculator and it says to eat 950 calories a day. I am doing this and excersizing 3 hours a day and still not losing weight! What's going on?"

I AM SO SICK OF THESE POSTS! I understand, people should educate themselves, I understand, there is lots of info on the site, and I understand there are lots of people to help them.

BUT...

I find it highly irresponsible of them to ALLOW the calculator to even DO such things.

What do you guys think?

feel free to email them !!!!
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Old 01-30-2009, 08:21 PM   #2
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In short, I think it's irresponsible of them. I think it encourages unhealthy behaviors.
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Old 01-30-2009, 08:22 PM   #3
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Actually it's 800 calories that is what doctors won't put someone below. If you try to put numbers in the calculator that drop you under 800 calories it says it's a dangerously low # of calories and to consult a doctor.

My sister is a doctor and says she regularly puts people on 800 calorie diets who need to lose weight quickly. You have to figure out how to get enough nutrients but 800 calories isn't dangerous in and of itself.

I still think that if you're going to go below 1200 calories you should only do it under a doctors supervision to be safe, but that's just my opinion.
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Old 01-30-2009, 08:25 PM   #4
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800 calories seems to me to be for people who are morbidly obese and need to lose weight quickly for something specific, like a surgery or something. I mean honestly, even if you CAN do that for even a short period of time you are most likely going to gain it back and then some.

I jsut don't think it promotes healthy eating.
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Old 01-30-2009, 08:26 PM   #5
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or it should at least have a warning about going below 1200 needing a drs supervision.
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Old 01-30-2009, 08:29 PM   #6
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That's one of the things I don't like about the daily plate.
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I did this the other day just to see what it said, I put in that I wanted to lose 4 lbs a week and this is what I got:

Your weight loss goal would require you to eat an extremely low number of calories each day. Please consult your doctor, or choose a more realistic goal.

It wouldn't calculate that for me, went back to my 2 lbs
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Old 01-30-2009, 08:40 PM   #8
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oh geez then people must just be STUPID.
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No, it will let you go down that far if you add in exercise. They should give that warning on anything that low no matter what the activity level.
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I did this the other day just to see what it said, I put in that I wanted to lose 4 lbs a week and this is what I got:

Your weight loss goal would require you to eat an extremely low number of calories each day. Please consult your doctor, or choose a more realistic goal.

It wouldn't calculate that for me, went back to my 2 lbs
and I got:

"Our estimate is that you may consume about 1,256 calories a day to lose 4.0 pounds per week."



Actually, that is the amount I first started out with a dropped the weight pretty quickly. hhhhhhhhmmmmmmmmm
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Old 01-30-2009, 09:54 PM   #11
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1256 is still sane.

8-900 is not so much.
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I would feel so hungry if I tried to do 800 calories. What would you eat and stay under that?
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Old 01-30-2009, 10:29 PM   #13
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I knew a girl who would just eat a big mac every day or something, and nothing else. Augh. She is so frustrating. she said she'd rather eat just A LITTLE BIT of junk food than a lo of healthy food.
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Old 01-31-2009, 12:37 AM   #14
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800 calories a day... I might survive a day or two... Maybe three..
But then I would probably die lol
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I'm with ya lalique. I need to feel FULL!!!
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