I no everyone says on here that if you eat under a 1000 calories a day ull go into starvation mode, but how come on television programmes and tests people who have ate 600 calories or less every day for a period of time they have lost a huge amount of weight? does this work?
just wondering! haha
Reason: Locked due to frivolous posts and support for ultra-low calorie diet. Promotion of starvation diets or habits that exhibit signs of an eating disorder ("pro-ana", "pro-mia", etc.) is prohibited.
If you are a healthy person and decide to restrict your calories this much - sure you will lose weight fast but you will also gain it back plus extra once you decide you've starved yourself enough like phoenix said.
You can NOT do your body any good by depriving it of the food it needs to remain nourished and healthy.
I hope you realize that a diet such as this is NOT healthy and not advocated at all on CC.
If you are interested in healthy and sustainable ways of toning your body and losing some weight, you can learn about proper diet and nutrition and suitable exercises by using the tools on this site and exploring the forums and learning from the other members who have achieved success.
Please feel free to ask if you have any questions, would like suggestions, or just want support.
I understand that threads such as this, trying to elicit support for low calorie diets, are upsetting to many CC'ers.
HOWEVER, if we could refrain from the name calling and such it would be helpful.
Trust me, I understand the urge. It upsets me as well when someone thinks something like a 600 calorie diet is healthy or smart, however, if we could stick to educating rather than being sarcastic I think it would be a more productive conversation.
I appreciate it.
Remember what your mother always said......
"If you don't have anything nice (or helpful) to say, don't say anything at all" :)
And I appreciate your stand on the issue.
My point is simply that comments such as yours and iken90 calling the OP an "idiot" is just opening up the thread to a lot of negativity and eventual bashing to take place.
I am just trying to ward that off if possible.
Again, I do understand where you are coming from. And, no, you are not in the wrong place. If you are not looking to be supportive and lend yourself to a productive and insightful conversation, you are possibly the wrong thread, but not the wrong place.
The majority of the CC population understands the importance of approaching this journey healthfully and safely.
Those who do not....well, if I can try and assist them to find their way, I am glad to do so.
stepping down off my soap box now......
Low calorie diets for moderate amount of time will have issues with muscle loss (more then would be lost from a slower weightloss with higher calories). This isnt a huge issue, because you can always rebuild muscle (though, when trying to put on muscle, there is a percentage of fat that goes along with it normally).
600 calories will probably just make you tired and drained... better idea for weightloss would be to increase calories and also become more active (you will have more energy for everyday life that way and wont be losing muscle).
Organ damage and that type of thing (the more serious issues) will only really happen from longer term low calories... death really isnt an issue to worry about (people will try to scare you with it), that will only happen once all your fat is gone.
He suggested knowing how much you eat freely on a natural basis without dieting or conserving at all. Just you. Throughout your day log the calorie intake that you consume on a regular day. Without ' trying ' to lose weight or eat healthy. The norm for you.
Once you've discovered the normal range you consume daily, deduct three hundred calories from that.Then eat that amount of calories thereafter. Making that your mark....
You should lose two to three pounds a week due to the change. Period.
I adore Dr.Oz. ( realage.com ) Check that site out when you have the time. It's more about losing inches than actual weight... Fantastic advice there. I'm small frame... I went from 113lbs prebaby to 186lbs in the last couple months of carrying my bundle of joy. It's a year later and I'm the healthiest I've ever been maintaining 105lbs. Seriously though. You don't have to starve yourself. Just commit to something that's doable. Three hundred calories less than what you're already eating is doable. Add some walking/ an eight minute daily workout to that and bam.
It's doable. I <3 Dr.Oz
I really really hate fake TV "doctors"....
Really, when you starve yourself, your muscle decreases before your fat does, and after you stop, you gain even more fat. So even if your size is the same, you are fatter afterwards than you are before. If you make a habit of yoyo dieting with diets like this, you will keep gaining a higher bodyfat percentage. Much better to stick with 1200-1800.
Though, there is a higher PERCENT of muscle loss to fat loss... it doesnt mean your body suddenly starts eating away all your muscle, it just means it eats away the fat but also eats away more muscle then it would normally do.
If you simply stopped eating anything until you died...your body would eat away all the fat on your body... but you would still have some muscle on you (you really cant get rid of it all).
TOTALLY! It's not like this is a pay site -- this is totally normal and to be expected. People take a little bit of "power" WAAAAAAAAAAAY too far.