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09-27-2010, 10:26 PM
Hello everyone,

I am having trouble getting enough calories. I set myself at a goal of 1500 a day. My doctor has told me no more red meat - trying to get cholesterol down before having to go on medication. So I am eating chicken and fish, and substituting beans to get protein. I am eating lots of fruits and vegetalbes and I am eating 5 - 6 small meals a day when I can. I work as a restaurant manager so I eat when I can during the day and paired with drinking water I am not hungry. I have been losing 1-2 pounds a week and this week I am hovering at 286.5. Am I not getting enough calories or do I need to increase the amount of exercise and cardio I am doin

09-27-2010, 11:16 PM
How many cals are you eating?

I'm a little confused by you're question. If you're losing 1-2 lbs per week, what's the issue? Are you looking to lose quicker?

09-28-2010, 08:49 AM
No I don't want to lose quicker, I am not sure if I am getting enough calories a day. Most days I am only managing to eat 1000-1200 calories a day and I was asking if that is enough to sustain a weight loss diet or do I need to eat 1500 calories or higher? I was asking how to get more calories in a healthy way. Not sure if I am making sense.

09-30-2010, 12:30 PM
not to doubt you, but are you weighing and measuring our food? tracking every bite? At your weight, i highly doubt you are only eating 1000-1200 cals a day if you are only losing 1-2 pounds a week. In water weight ALONE you should have dropped 8-12 pounds (at your starting weight) considering you just started doing this (so no, your body has not kicked into "starvation" mode this early on) I think you are still losing, so thats great!~ i think you are also eating alot more than you think. Thats ok, 99% of us drastically underestimate our caloric intake, and as long as you are losing, its fine.

Im sorry, i ASSUMEyou recently just started, due to your september join date, but that might not be true at all.....??
Either way, WEIGH AND MEASURE everything! ;)