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Monday, 8 January 2007

Not eating enough?

In search of the answer to the mystery of the weight gain, I got some insights from my new friends at the low-carb site

They suggested that I was in "starvation" mode. Putting your body in a greater than 500-600 calories a day deficit [from food and exercise] stalls everything! Especially if you are a dieting queen and really close to goal weight.

I did some research and ran some numbers on

The results are in:
BASAL METABOLIC RATE: 1472 calories/day
DAILY CALORIE NEEDS (lightly active): 2023 calories/day

So even without exercise, I need to eat at least 1400 calories a day. More if I workout.
Oh my God - that is unbelievable and SCARY!!

Last week I ate an average of 1,150 calories a day and burnt an additional 243 calories in exercise. According to the above formula I was short 493 calories a day! Trying to function on over 1,000 calories a day DEFICIT! Could be ... starvation mode ... maybe :)

As an experiment, I'll try eating MORE for a few days - can't be worse than last weeks result.

Wish me luck my friends.


  1. Thankyou so much ,I think you know what for,I dont want to fill your blog with my ramblings.It is so nice to know that people even care to read my ramblings and then to have such a positive response just blows me away.
    thankyou for taking the time to be so kind and accepting.

  2. frankenfood,I love it!!!!That is being added to my vocab right away:)

  3. Hey Katie :)

    I have tagged you, I hope you don't mind ;)