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 I need a hug. Do you think I am fat?
Yesterday (on my BIRTHDAY) my aunt commented on how she thought I gained weight and today my family went out to lunch for my birthday and my mom said I should 'watch my figure and what I eat.&...



Leah
If i excersise MORE and i only consume 1500 calories a day will my body go into starvation mode?
I got ANOTHER QUESTION :) I was going to work out more.. for the summer. Now that i have my calorie intake down pat.. im going to try 1500-1700 calories a day. Now im starting a new program in march.. how does this sound?
Mon:cycling (morning) Ab class(evening)
Tues: Bikini boot camp (evening)
wed:cycling(evening) cadio kickboxing(evening)
thur: Rest...
Frid: Cycling
Sat: rest and sunday: outdoor cycling
Now if i keep my intake at 1500 a day and burn maybe 300-400 on excersises will my body have loss of inchs or go into starvation mode?
any tips will help and to keep in mind im 144 and 5'8 thank you!!!!!:)
                      








jlbtnc
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probably not, 1st if teenager the calories are good but adult female caloreis should be 1200-1500, and wieght is good for your height, good to maintain, body shouldnt go into starvattion mode


ez m
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Im a docter so i know at your age lets jest say this people 13-16 are 1250 calories and adults depending on ther wieght eat 2000 calories


Polly
no ! satrvaton mode only really occurs when u go under 1200 but why lose weight ur healthy!!! xxx take care


dietsinreview
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Most likely. The more calories you burn, the more calories your body needs to function. Food is not the enemy. Bad, unhealthy, junky food is. Feeding your body high fiber, fruits, vegetables, lean meats like chicken and fish provide overwhelming nutrition to your body and give it the fuel it absolutely needs to function. If you're working out that hard and that much- your body does need more calories just to keep up.

Otherwise, your metabolism will slow and your body will start holding on to the fat reserves instead of burning them because it thinks it needs them for survival. I suggest checking out the two programs below, Bob Greene's Best Life and Biggest Loser Club.


Cata
here fo find out how many calories you need in a day
(it's some website for athletes so you can add sports)

http://www.stevenscreek.com/goodies/calories.shtml


dd k
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Your BMI is 21.9 so why push for a lower weight, you are at a healthy weight now.


SuznAz
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You should be asking this question of your doctor who knows about your health, condition, body type, metabolism and can give you good advice on losing weight and shaping up safely. Good luck.


raymondbkw64
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No but you need to eat 3 to 4 meals a day, baseball size portions, no more no less 1 slice of whle wheat or whole grains, or no bread. If you eat meat, lean meat, trim fat before cooking, and eat it well done, less grease. If you eat hamburger, eat ground chuck instead, less fat. exersize 15min. a day every other day, and don't forget the snack in the afternoon, an apple, orange, grapes. no cookies , cake that sort of snack.


Nicole
sparkpeople.com is a pretty useful dieting/exercising tool. as to your question, i don't know. i'm 5'2 130 lbs and i go to the gym 3 or 4x a week, do the machienes, and 1 hr on the bike. i only eat about 1000 calories a day, and i've been losing like 3-4 lbs a week. it's not hard anymore, because i'm never hungry. good luck


Tsapet
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There is no quick way to answer this!

Firstly, at 1500-1700 calories per day, is your body weight stable? Are you currently losing or gaining weight?

Assuming your weight is stable, what you are proposing is to cause a caloric deficiency in your body, which means you will be expending more calories than you consume. The net result is weight loss, BUT ...

The amount of weight you CAN lose is directly related to HOW MUCH your body actually has to lose. What this means is that an overweight/obese person can easily lose weight, whereas a skinny person cannot so easily. The less weight you have to lose, the harder it is to shed it. Makes sense doesn't it?

Going back to your proposal: It does not seem like you are very (if at all) overweight, so I'd say you may see some minimal/moderate weight loss initially, but eventually you will level out as your body decides "ok, that's enough". To continue losing weight (remember, IF you have it to lose) you must:

1) Reduce caloric consumption (the easiest way),
2) Further Increase activity (the more difficult way),
3) Do what's called "re-feeding".

Re-feeding is a concept whereby you 'trick' your body into thinking the diet is over. Contrary to what you might think, your body likes lots of food and calories (your heart, liver, and kidneys don't though). So what happens during a diet is that your body will inevitably begin resisting losing weight. By doing a re-feed, often this is enough to kick-start your metabolism and continue losing weight.

A re-feed is something you do for a day, no more than once every two weeks (or every week if you need to), and basically you go carb crazy. No, this is not an excuse to eat unhealthy/junk food. But it is an excuse to eat as much bread, pasta, and other high-carb (but otherwise nutritious) foods as you want ... for a day. The next day it's back to business as usual. You should see the weight loss continue after this. If not, then you probably don't have any/much more weight to lose, so stop trying and be happy with yourself!

A lot of information right? That's why I said there's no quick way to answer your question. And that, by the way, is just the tip of the iceberg ...


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