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what vitamins should I be taking??

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Im trying to loose 13pds by april 19th, so Im doing 1000 cal per 4'11, 123pds..

is just a womans 1 a day ok??

or do I need more?


Edited Mar 08 2008 16:49 by nycgirl
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If you're eating healthy you'll probably just pee out the vitamin - but, obviously 1000 cal isn't enough. Your body needs at least 1200 to function well.
my problem is knowing what to eat to make a 1200 a day diet??

Vitamins are controversial so I would recommend you ask your physician what is best for you. But I take 1200 mg calcium+D (caltrate), a one-a-day, and Vitamin C. I am iron-deficient-anemic so also take 65 mg iron though I don't do it consistently.

I agree, even though you are quite petite, you should try to eat 1200 calories a day. 

Don't do a 1000 cal diet because it's unhealthy.  1200 is the minimum as everyone says.  Eat your 5-a-day fruit and vegetables, get some wholegrains, lean protein and unsaturated fats and you don't need any supplements on top.   Most vitamins pass straight through the body and unless you are actually ill, pregnant or very elderly they are a total waste of money.
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im petite also (5'2") and i agree dont go below 1200 calories. if you slow your metabolism then youll lose slower-eat lost of veggies and fruit, lean proteins, tofu, dairy, healthy fats...if youre having trouble getting up to 1200 then add a serving or two of healthy (raw) nuts theyre so good for you, and tasty! a banana is also a nutritious and easy way to add 100 cals to a meal or as a snack.

 i cant really comment on the vitamin-you should be getting everything if you vary your diet enough, id imagine. 

also, add healthy exercise in as itll help along with your goal.


good luck! 

You need: 

Vitamin A (5000 IUs)

Vitamin C (2000 mg)

Vitamin D3 (1000 IUs)

Vitamin E (400 IUs)

Thiamine/Vitamin B1 (125 mg)

Riboflavin/Vitamin B2 (50mg)

Niacin/ Vitamin B3 (190mg)

Vitamin B6 (100 mg)

Folic Acid (800 mcg)

Vitamin B12 (600 mcg)

Biotin (3000 mcg)

Pantothenic Acid (600 mg)

Calcium (1000 mg)

Iodine (75 mcg)

Magnesium (400 mg)

Zinc (35 mg)

Selenium (200 mcg)

Copper (1 mg)

Manganese (1 mg)

Chromium (500 mcg)

Molybdenum (125 mcg) 

Potassium (40 mg)

** It would be good if you took other things too like Taurine, Beta-Carotene, Boron, Inositol, L-Carnatine, Milk Thistle, Lypotene, etc. as well for immune fucntion & energy! -- go there for all your vitamins & supplements! :)  

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every morning i take:

1-2 flinstones chewables (i like the taste, so i eat my vitamins rather than swallowing them whole)

1 Vitamin C 500mg (especially during the winter months or when a lot of ppl have colds)

1 fish oil / flaxseed oil for healthy skin and heart health (never too early to start!) plus you get your omega-3s!

1 viactiv chocolate calcium chew

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