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A 36-year-old member asked:

Help please! is eating less than 1200 calories bad for you?

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Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 59 years experience
Depends: If you want to lose weight, this may be ok but difficult to sustain for long. If you feel good and there is no excessive weight gain or weight loss, it should be fine. Even more important is whether you are eating a balanced diet.
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A 31-year-old member asked:

Help please! is eating less than 1000 calories a day harmful for you?

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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 43 years experience
GoalsReasonsHowLong?: Goals? As adapted omnivores, humans are generally good at surviving up to months without food, depending on a huge number of variables. Calories are units of heat to warm h20 as measured in a calorimeter, not by eating & routinely guessed for lower costs, per usual practices. Study: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/calorimeter, nusi.Org, lustig, taubes, attia, enig, dietdoctor & my answers healthtap.
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Last updated Aug 22, 2013
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