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    Purple, do you know what your basal metabolic rate is? That's basically how many calories you burn simply by being alive. (Being alive, it turns out, is pretty expensive calorie wise. You're heart pushes blood, your lungs breathe, your brain uses insane amounts of energy, etc etc etc.)

    Here's a website that helps give you an idea of what it would be:
    http://www.bmi-calculator.net/bmr-calculator/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Udog View Post
    Purple, do you know what your basal metabolic rate is? That's basically how many calories you burn simply by being alive. (Being alive, it turns out, is pretty expensive calorie wise. You're heart pushes blood, your lungs breathe, your brain uses insane amounts of energy, etc etc etc.)

    Here's a website that helps give you an idea of what it would be:
    http://www.bmi-calculator.net/bmr-calculator/
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    Quote Originally Posted by prplchknz View Post
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    Okay, that should be your absolute minimum then. Anything less than that, and your body isn't getting enough energy for basic functionality. This forces your body to assume food is scarce, and it goes into a starvation mode. Your body quits functioning fully, and begins trying to just survive. Your metabolism slows way down, causing you to burn fewer calories.

    The counter-intuitive aspect of this is that by eating too little food, your body begins fighting for every. single. calorie. It's very hard to lose and maintain weight under these circumstances.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Udog View Post
    Okay, that should be your absolute minimum then. Anything less than that, and your body isn't getting enough energy for basic functionality. This forces your body to assume food is scarce, and it goes into a starvation mode. Your body quits functioning fully, and begins trying to just survive. Your metabolism slows way down, causing you to burn fewer calories.

    The counter-intuitive aspect of this is that by eating too little food, your body begins fighting for every. single. calorie. It's very hard to lose and maintain weight under these circumstances.
    I know this, but I don't want to eat, and I'm scared if I over eat I'll gain weight so i figure under eating is better, but I don't know. I feel judged when I eat and also I feel guilty for eating more then 1000 calories. When I had access to a scale I was very obsessed with my weight and would freak if I gained weight. I tend to not do things like this because I know that I take it to the extreme. I was naive thinking I could handle it. I made a salad earlier decided I didn't want it, so it's in the fridge. I perceive myself as huge. I know under eating isn't good, but it's like a compulsion not to eat.

    and I'm sure it's not helping that people are like "oh, you're losing weight, you look good"
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    so i did eat 3 meals but less calories than yesterday. I plan on eating again tonight, probably not a full meal. but if I go to bed (it's 9 oclock)

    I'm seriously thinking of dropping out, because I went too far the other way.

    Breakfast-302
    2 Cups of Coffee with Creamer-42
    Banana Nut Crunch-230
    Almond Milk-30
    Lunch-190
    Protein Shake-190
    492
    Dinner-333
    La croix-0 cals
    Salad-333
    Lettuce 10 calories
    Cucumber 4 calories
    Onion 9 calories
    Tomato (1 campari) 13 calories
    Egg 78 calories
    Dressing Caesar- 160 calories
    Croutons 5 calories
    Honey ham (1/2 slice)-9 calories
    Turkey breast (1/2 slice)- 5 calories
    Cheese half a slice 40 cals

    825

    snack-255
    pretzels-140
    watermelon-85

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    Quote Originally Posted by prplchknz View Post
    I'm seriously thinking of dropping out, because I went too far the other way.
    I'd hate to see you drop out, but if that's the easiest way for you to start eating a little bit more, then I definitely understand. I'm worried about your health. If it's possible to just quit counting calories and quit weighing yourself, and instead focus on making small changes, then that may be an option as well. You know your limits better than I.

    I wish you didn't feel guilty for eating more than 1,000 calories, though. Is it possible for you to identify where the guilt comes from? I'm not saying "don't feel guilty", I'm just asking if you are aware of why you feel guilty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Udog View Post
    I'd hate to see you drop out, but if that's the easiest way for you to start eating a little bit more, then I definitely understand. I'm worried about your health. If it's possible to just quit counting calories and quit weighing yourself, and instead focus on making small changes, then that may be an option as well. You know your limits better than I.

    I wish you didn't feel guilty for eating more than 1,000 calories, though. Is it possible for you to identify where the guilt comes from? I'm not saying "don't feel guilty", I'm just asking if you are aware of why you feel guilty.
    I'm not sure if it would help because I was thinking about in highschool i wouldn't eat and got down to 110 (i'm 5'7") and i went to the doctor and i had to go and get weighed every week and see a nutritionist. so once I'm in this mode it's hard for me to get out of, because I'll probably continuing counting calories even if I drop out. and it happens more when I have a lot going on. and I justify it because I'm like I have to much to do, no time to eat. even though there is.

    I've not been really eating the past 2 months, though it was unhealthy when I did. So i figured if I ate healthy I'd be more motivated to eat more, didn't happen. And after I saw how many calories were in a sub from subway now I don't want to eat sandwiches. I got a reuben today and I debated whether or not I was gonna get a sandwich but the other day when I didn't eat all day around 5:30 I was really close to passing out gave in a got some fritos from the vending machine and I knew I wouldn't have another chance til 6 so I figured instead of embarrasing myself by passing out I'd eat something. But I felt guilty after eating it and wanted to puke (I only ate half) and because I was in public during digestion I didn't.
    I just feel really uncomfortable gaining weight. I don't know why I feel guilty
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    I wonder if I shoot for 500 per meals and just count calorie per meal and not the whole day if that would work better?
    Cup of coffee with creamer 21
    Half a reuben 232
    Cream soda-190
    Black coffee 1
    444

    Dinner-545
    Chicken (1/2 serving)-70 (in my defense the texture seemed off even though it was cooked thoroughly)
    Baked potato 161 with
    Cheese 57
    Sour cream 23
    Butter 102
    343
    Green Beans 32
    Pineapple orange juice 140
    Snack-183
    Pretzels 140
    ½ serving watermelon 43
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    Would you find it easier to focus on eating more good stuff, than aiming for a certain number of calories? Maybe you could modify your goals to something like "eat breakfast every day" or "include a green vegetable in one meal every day", and try to forget the calories since you'll know you're eating healthier, which is the most important thing.

    You know now that calorie counting can be a trigger for unhealthy thoughts, so maybe it's time to switch it up a bit and focus on getting more healthy food in you, so you can get enough nutrients for your body to run properly. If you're having problems giving up the calorie counting, I don't want to be too much of a nag, but again, there are people who can help you with that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Randomnity View Post
    Would you find it easier to focus on eating more good stuff, than aiming for a certain number of calories? Maybe you could modify your goals to something like "eat breakfast every day" or "include a green vegetable in one meal every day", and try to forget the calories since you'll know you're eating healthier, which is the most important thing.

    You know now that calorie counting can be a trigger for unhealthy thoughts, so maybe it's time to switch it up a bit and focus on getting more healthy food in you, so you can get enough nutrients for your body to run properly. If you're having problems giving up the calorie counting, I don't want to be too much of a nag, but again, there are people who can help you with that.
    perhaps I could try that

    it's not uncommon for me to become obsessed with something, not just food related.
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