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Old 01-27-2010, 06:38 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by doggiesnot View Post

I've heard others mention that if you take in too few calories, your body goes into starvation mode. Meaning, less calorie intake isn't always better. In other words, maybe you're eating so little that your body is conserving all it can, because it "knows". An exact calorie count is based on your personal info, such as height/weight/exercise. 1000/day sound like too little, and that could be why you're not losing weight. It could also be that your body has no more to lose, look at your body fat count. I was told to keep your calorie balance at 500-1000 calories less consumed than burned. Any less than a 500 calorie difference, and you will only maintain, if not gain weight. But any more than a 1000 calorie difference and your body reacts in a different way. But each body is different.

I hope that helps!

EDIT: I re-read your post and you do mention 1000 calories "less than" what the body needs. Sorry! That's what I do, too! I guess one other comment is that I changed my baseline to "sedentary" which says I'm still burning 2000 calories per day. 300-400 baseline is probably too low! Even 1000 is too!
Thanks for answering. I eat about 1200 kcal a day and I feel content with that amount and dont think it sends my body into starvation mode I hope
With all the exercise I get I cant get a grip around this. Ive done everything in the book That´s why Ive started to wonder if my baseline metabolism isnt even 1350 as my calculation (and I thought that was LOW!!). Is it even possible that your body needs like 500 a day? A person with hypothyrodism, how low do they normally have? I mean, is it like a 100 less than other people or are we talking big numbers, like 400 less or more?
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