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Old 04-19-2011, 01:54 PM   #2
alicia89
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You don't mention anything about how much you exercise (aside from moderate activity throughout the day)? Do you go the gym or run or do any other kind of actual workouts? I don't know that you necessarily NEED to go up to 1500 calories per day. I'm an inch taller than you and around your weight, and I only eat 1200 calories per day. 1000 is definitely a bit too low, but you should be alright at 1200 - 1300 I would think. I mean personally I probably could eat 1500 cals per day and still lose weight, but I think my weight loss would be much slower and I'd have to exercise more. I think the key is just to listen to your body, your energy levels and your hunger. If you don't feel hungry enough to push yourself up to 1500 calories, then why do it? 1000 left you too hungry, so maybe try a number somewhere in between, like 1200 or 1250, before going right up to 1500? Personally I find that 1200 calories is just perfect to keep me full throughout the day, if I divide the calories up into smaller meals/snacks and if every calorie comes from a nutritious fibrelicious (made that word up, but I mean full of fibre) food.
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