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I didn't see this yesterday....
      03/25/05 03:33 PM
atomic rose

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Yes, I do believe that 1200 calories is probably too few calories. That online calculation that you did is probably a lot closer to what you need on a daily basis. I know mine is in the 1700-1750 range, and that's before I compensate for any exercise. The younger, taller, heavier, and/or more active your lifestyle is, the more calories you need just to function.

I think the key to eating more, especially at first, is to eat a little more often. Every 3 hours is already pretty good, but every 2 hours gives you more opportunities to get calories. I'm not saying you should immediately do 200-calorie mini-meals every 2 hours, but maybe continue your current schedule, throwing in another smaller snack here and there. Eventually you'll definitely be able to eat more without feeling sick.

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* I know you low-cal dieters don't want to hear this...
e_mcmaster
03/23/05 04:46 PM
* For e_mcmaster.. or anybody with advice
Stephie
03/25/05 04:42 PM
* Some advice for Steph
retrograde
03/25/05 07:21 PM
* Hi Laurel
Stephie
03/25/05 10:55 PM
* Hey Steph
Vicam
03/25/05 07:19 PM
* Re: Hey Steph
Stephie
03/25/05 10:58 PM
* Re: I know you low-cal dieters don't want to hear this...
AlyssaKaye
03/24/05 08:54 AM
* I didn't see this yesterday....
atomic rose
03/25/05 03:33 PM
* Re: I didn't see this yesterday....
AlyssaKaye
03/25/05 03:55 PM
* LOL!!
atomic rose
03/25/05 04:17 PM
* Re: LOL!!
AlyssaKaye
03/25/05 07:45 PM
* I wholeheartedly second this! Please read this thread!
retrograde
03/23/05 07:47 PM
* Re: I wholeheartedly second this! Please read this thread!
Little Minnie
03/24/05 03:09 PM
* Re: I wholeheartedly second this! Please read this thread!
retrograde
03/24/05 05:16 PM
* Re: I wholeheartedly second this! Please read this thread!
Little Minnie
03/24/05 07:45 PM
* About BMR... somewhat related
atomic rose
03/23/05 08:22 PM
* Re: About BMR... somewhat related
Betharoo
03/23/05 08:26 PM
* Re: About BMR... somewhat related
cailin
03/24/05 02:36 AM
* I'm so glad
Little Minnie
03/24/05 03:14 PM
* Oh, totally!
atomic rose
03/24/05 04:19 AM
* Medical assistance for losing weight HEALTHILY.....
Snow for Sarala
03/24/05 09:19 AM
* Ruchie
retrograde
03/24/05 06:35 PM
* Re: Medical assistance for losing weight HEALTHILY.....
chinagrl
03/24/05 03:31 PM
* Re: Medical assistance for losing weight HEALTHILY.....
Vicam
03/24/05 03:08 PM
* good info e_mcmaster and retrograde, thanks n/t
Betharoo
03/23/05 08:20 PM

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