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I think 1000-1200 calories is too little. Considering your height, maybe 1200-1500 calories a day depending on activity level. Too few calories have a negative impact on weight-loss and health in the longer term. You shouldn't go below 1200 calories on a regular basis. I'd also say do a bit more exercise if you can - just a bit more walking if you have the time and if you don't have the resources for anything higher impact. Good luck. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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I completely agree with Veggiholic. It's unhealthy to go below 1200 calories a day because this is(I think) the minimum amount of calories needed to keep your body alive and functioning. Heart beating, nerves firing, that sort of thing, don't want to slow that down. When I lost all my weight before going veg, one of the most important parts of the diet was eating many small portioned meals. I would have breakfast, a bar 2 hours later, lunch 2 hours later, snack 2 hours later, dinner 2 hours later, snack before bed. Keep the saturated fats low, and the fiber, whole grains and veggies high. Good luck! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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when you restrict your calories too much your body thinks its starving and wont lose any weight as a reaction to the restriction.<br><br>
its best to stick to 1500-2200 calories a day.<br><br>
if you want to lose weight move more. walking 20 min is more of a warm up, add in some more exercises to equal around 40min to 1 hour of physical activity 5-6 days a week. like walk for 20 min, do sit ups fro 10 min and yoga for 15 min. or walk 20 min, run 10 min, climb stairs, and do jumping jacks for 5 min etc<br><br>
eating enough fiber also helps with weight loss, eat raw veggies or a smoothie everyday.
 

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My wife has lost 17 pounds over the last 3 months and yeah she's busty, lol. Anyway she's currently at 143lbs and is 5'5".<br><br>
We changed our diet to whole food plant based, no added oils/fats <b>and eat as much as we want</b>. She currently is doing 20min 5 days/week on the elliptical and we were walking 45 min/day 5 days/week before the weather turned cold and getting dark early.<br><br>
Yeah it's slowish going but it's intentional, we want it to stay off.
 

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As previously indicated, less fat and more exercise are probably the main things.<br>
Many people try to convince the public they can eat a whole stick of butter and still be on a 'low fat' diet (ie. defining 'low fat' as 30-40% of Calories rather than 7-14%) so read the ingredient labels. Cooking things from scratch is the easiest way to substantially reduce fat intake- simple as not picking up the oil/margarine/nuts.
 

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you wont DIE eating 1,000 calories you will just be so weak and tired.<br>
oh and counting calories will drive you CRAZY.<br>
this road led me right to anorexia and weighed a mere 101 lbs and I'm 5'6''<br>
not a good road to walk down. trust me!
 

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^ I'd still say to try to eat a few hundred more calories than that. I've tried the low calorie thing and felt fine at first, but it's just not sustainable. If you are going to go as low calorie as that, I wouldn't try it for more than a week or two.
 

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^ I'd still say to try to eat a few hundred more calories than that. I've tried the low calorie thing and felt fine at first, but it's just not sustainable. If you are going to go as low calorie as that, I wouldn't try it for more than a week or two.</div>
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Pretty soon your body will go 'screw this' and you'll end up eating everything you can your hands on.<br><br>
Exercise more, that's definitely the best thing. Stuff that gets your heart racing. I used to walk 2 hours a day with no change to my weight.
 

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^ haha my hair is so thin now.<br>
Counting calories gets addicting.<br>
I'm seriously 19 years old and take a size 12 GIRLS.....not junior or women's KIDS.<br>
It's pathetic and I get **** for it all the time.<br>
Stop :/
 

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I wish someone had told me to stop counting calories when I was your age. Would have improved my life no end. It's such a waste of brain usage. I STILL tally up the calories in everything even though I don't care too much anymore. I wish I'd spent more time thinking about nicer things <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":(">
 

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I want to lose weight too but, I'l never eat as little as 1200 calories so if there's anything else that works keep me posted <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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I feel really good doing more exercise. Thanks everyone for the warning but I just wanna give it a go. I'm prepared to stop if it goes too far and my family get worried etc.</div>
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It's easy to say that at the beginning. But once you get into it and the scale is moving, it's like crack - so addictive. I know shorties (I'm 4ft 11) feel like we dont need as many calories, but its really important to get at least 1200. Eat 1200-1500 and exercise properly - not just walking - work up a sweat, go for a run or a bike ride. You'll feel better, and the weight will come off more safely.
 

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Just as an FYI, I am also 5'1" and find that I still lose weight pretty well on a 1300-1400 calorie diet. You look quite young from your picture and I'm 41 <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">. So you might try upping your calories by a few hundred (as several have stated here) and see what happens. No sense in eating less calories if you don't have to.<br><br>
Also, keep in mind that while you might lose the weight fairly quickly on a 1000-1200 calorie diet, what happens after that? The trick with dieting is not to lose the weight so much but to <b>maintain</b> it and that takes a sensible diet that you can stick with in the long term. Few people can stick with a low calorie diet for long.<br><br>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>blondegurl38</strong> <a href="/forum/post/3042553"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Recently I've been more concerned about my weight ...<br>
I am 5ft1 and weigh 10 stone or 66 Kg.</div>
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BMI = 27.5<br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
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I weighed myself today, I am now 63 Kg.</div>
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BMI = 26.2<br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>blondegurl38</strong> <a href="/forum/post/3044100"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I won't go any lower in calories and if I get less that 8 and a hlaf stone then I will add more, I don't want to be too skinny.</div>
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I am not clear on the meaning of "stone," but if a stone is 6.6 Kg, then 8.5 stone would mean 56.1 Kg, which would mean your BMI would be 23.4.<br><br>
See: <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Body_mass_index" target="_blank">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Body_mass_index</a>
 

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this road led me right to anorexia and weighed a mere 101 lbs and I'm 5'6''</div>
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BMI = 16.3<br><br>
I'm very sorry that you've been having these problems, jessickah.
 

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I don't think you need to lose weight at all, but as someone who's mucked about with calorie intake to know it can do some serious damage, I agree with the others that 1500 with exercise should suffice. Keep well hydrated whilst exercising and perhaps space out your meals with snacks inbetween (I eat about 6 times a day!) as this will keep your metabolism and blood sugars steady. :3
 
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