In Dr. Graham's 80 10 10, it recommends that for a sedentary woman like myself at the moment, I would need 1,050 calories to maintain my weight (105 ish, 5'3"), plus another couple hundred calories for puttering about...This puts me at way under the 2,500 calories/day minimum that's recommended on this site! I know I'm not the first person with this confusion, but could someone clear this up?!
Its safe to assume that anyone thinking 1100cals is excessive has a history of mental issues.
That made me laugh out loud :)
No worries! I wouldn't consider my eating habits falling under a specific eating disorder, but I definitely was denying my body of vital nutrients. Thanks and good luck!
Well I only can tell you one, I did calorie restrict, I dont promote overeating(just little overeating with more and more in the long term). I know there is no single athlete, who do get fitter on starving (only get lighter one the body on starving eat fat,but without fat in diet once you get fitter than your fat stores, you simply get lean even with more and more calories). And this is not just sugar, it has protein and fat as well, lower calories smaller body burn and so the health issue in fatstores is going to be on your long. If your go starving it will work as well, primary it makes your mody even more than diet without fat and anyhow your hit the calories later soon as well(on any diet), but seconary you are already doing your best with your body and diet, why to make it even more complicated, you can calorie restrict on normal diet to get such a results;). Get fit and long term healthy it worth it more than counting and being one second of life fit;). Hugs, T.
thanks for the response Fruit fly ;-)
I love your reality slaps Alison-thanks for being so clear and straight to the point <3
Fabulous reply I love that! Have to say I've got no problem at all with 3000 plus calories a day I just feel better and better :)
When I was in good shape in college I was 130 at 6 feet tall. I ate as much as I wanted (cooked-vegetarian), never in my life restricted my calories. You can't say that 105 at 5'3" is not a healthy weight for her if that's the weight she maintains while eating a healthy non-restrictive diet.
indeed-i have no secrets that i have restricting issues!
Finally someone says the truth! I wish everyone on here would just come out and say that they don't agree with Doug on the calorie issue, instead of confusing all of us newbies! Thanks for the honest and frank answer.