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Doctor insights on: Caloric Intake And Starvation

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Would it be alright to eat less than 1000 calories a day if you eat enough and are not starving yourself?

Would it be alright to eat less than 1000 calories a day if you eat enough and are not starving yourself?

Depends: It depends upon your height, weight, overall health. 1000 calories a day is a very restrictive intake and can lead to significant weight loss, particularly when coupled with exercise. It is potentially risky. Make sure you get in adequate water, vitamins, minerals, fiber, and other nutrients to avoid damaging your body. Check w/your doctor and/or a good registered dietitian. ...Read more

Calorie (Definition)

A calorie is the amount of heat energy needed to increase a mililiter of water 1 degree centigrade, the calorie we talk about in foods is really a kilocalorie, that is the amount of energy needed to increase a liter of water 1 degree centigrade... So if you eat a food that is 500 calories that food if burned completely has enough energy to heat a liter of ...Read more


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Reducing calorie intake to 1800 a day, Im starving. I eat balanced nutritious meals. Does this mean I'm burning more calories than I'm accounting for?

Reducing calorie intake to 1800 a day, Im starving. I eat balanced nutritious meals. Does this mean I'm burning more calories than I'm accounting for?

1800 calorie: For some people with physically active jobs or lifestyles, 1800 calories can lead to significant weight loss whereas very inactive people can gain weight on that diet and may need 800-1000 calories to lose significant weight. You're best advised to have 1 visit to a registered dietician at your local hospital who will determine your ideal weight, critique your eating habits , give you proper diet ...Read more

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How many calories are considerd starving?

How many calories are considerd starving?

Starvation diet: A starvation diet consists of a very low calorie diet. A diet that provides 300-700 kcal/day. Eating persistently, this small amount of calories could cause the risk of death through intractable cardiac arrhythmias. Other side effects orthostatic hypotension due to loss of sodium, fatigue, hypothermia, cold intolerance, xeroderma, hair loss, & dysmenorrhea. ...Read more

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How do I loose weight? I Want to loose 10lbs in 2 months. I try to reduce and count calories but I'm STARVING and feel sick.

How do I loose weight? I Want to loose 10lbs in 2 months. I try to reduce and count calories but I'm STARVING and feel sick.

Weight loss: Please see your doc for guidance but higher fat in you diet and protein will provide satiety so you won't feel so hungry. These include coconut oil, olive oil, natural peanut butter, eggs. Good fat is good, as are eggs. Low carb and high protein helps put your body into fat-burning mode but ask your doc. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What are you thoughts on doing the master cleanse? #nqlu it sounds like you're basicially starving yourself. How many calories does one consume on this diet and are the nutrients sufficient?

What are you thoughts on doing the master cleanse? #nqlu it sounds like you're basicially starving yourself.  How many calories does one consume on this diet and are the nutrients sufficient?

Hello. : Hello. I don't know the calorie count, but i just reviewed the basics in order to answer your question. I think that there are much healthier ways to lose weight and to detoxify. Detoxification that is too rapid without appropriate supplementation can lead to release of significant amounts of stored toxins into the blood stream. Free radicals are let loose and can cause significant damage. I belief that a juicing diet with appropriate combinations of fresh, organic vegetables and fruit combined with proper supplementation would be a much healthier approach. ...Read more

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Is 1200 calories the right amount for me at 5'4 238lbs? I feel as if I am starving with the phentermine.

Is 1200 calories the right amount for me at 5'4 238lbs? I feel as if I am starving with the phentermine.

Eat: 1200 calories per day is likely to leave you hungry. An alternative to severe calorie restriction is to emphasize fresh fruits and vegetables, lean protein and complex carbs. Instead of counting calories, put your energy into living a healthy lifestyle with regular aerobic exercise, sufficient rest and nourishing food. ...Read more

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I'm starving on my birthday. How can I make some food that's really filling but low in calories?

I'm starving on my birthday. How can I make some food that's really filling but low in calories?

Salads: Eat lots of salads without dressing.High protein foods like eggs (75-80 cals) also can provide feeling of fullness. ...Read more

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Are you supposed to be hungry on a diet? I cut calories to 1900 and I'm starving. I eat balanced nutritious meals, physical job, exercise 2x week

Are you supposed to be hungry on a diet? I cut calories to 1900 and I'm starving. I eat balanced nutritious meals, physical job, exercise 2x week

Of course you are: Yes, that's what makes dieting hard. You can try different things to help this: eating smaller portions more frequently, drinking a glass of water, low calorie snacks, or taking a little walk. Your body will adjust and the hunger pangs will improve. Most cravings last 5-10 minutes and then go away, whether you give in to them or not. ...Read more

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On diet and When I eat balanced nutritious meals at 2000 calories, im STARVING. So hungry I cant sleep and wake up several times bc of hunger. Why?

On diet and When I eat balanced nutritious meals at 2000 calories, im STARVING. So hungry I cant sleep and wake up several times bc of hunger. Why?

Diet: You body is used to having more food than that. Please see your doctor and ask about a ketogenic diet, low carb and higher protein. That allows for lots of good fat for fuel rather than sugar. This helps us feel less hungry and burs fat. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Have a canker sore on lip (>Week). EXCRUCIATING. Barely sleep, close mouth, eat. Only been able to eat ~1,000 calories in past 4 days, starving. Help?

Have a canker sore on lip (>Week). EXCRUCIATING. Barely sleep, close mouth, eat. Only been able to eat ~1,000 calories in past 4 days, starving. Help?

Be sure of diagnosis: Get examined especially if that bothersome. Canker sores are common aphthous ulcers of mouth that occur situationally often in response to stressors, are bacterial or viral, & can be treated topically with many OTC products that reduce local discomfort &potentially speed healing. However, oral/dental problems & a number of systemic diseases cause canker sore-like lesions--Crohn's, Behcet's, STD's. ...Read more

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Help please! is eating a packet of grapes a day starving yourself?

Help please! is eating a packet of grapes a day starving yourself?

Yes: Not only are the calories insufficient, but there are many essential nutrients missing from that program. ...Read more

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Is a cheat day from a diet healthy? And to what extent can one cheat? I heard it helps body to see it is not starving?

Is a cheat day from a diet healthy? And to what extent can one cheat? I heard it helps body to see it is not starving?

It depends: It depends on what kind of "diet" you're talking about, and what you mean by "cheat day." if you've shifted your food plan to a healthy one that you can enjoy & maintain at least 90% of the time, you won't have cravings. You might want to review your food plan with a nutritionist or integrative medicine physician. Following this is your choice. If it gives good results, you'll likely want to! ...Read more

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How to lose weight without starving yourself and eating regularly? I get as about an hour of exercise each day and nothing seems to work.

On Right Track: Be patient. Excercise is an important part of a weight loss strategy. Once hour a day is great! however, you still need to restrict your total calorie intake. It is important to eat several small meals during the day. Hang in there. ...Read more

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I can not eat at all I just have a few bites a day food seems to make me chew it and spit it out. Threw out the day I'm starving but can't eat can u tell me what should I do?

I can not eat at all I just have a few bites a day food seems to make me chew it and spit it out. Threw out the day I'm starving but can't eat can u tell me what should I do?

See a doctor: that is not normal you need to see a doctor to find out why. and to provide with alternative to hydration and nutrition.
you could be having an ulcer that blocking your stomach.
or you could be having a gallbladder attack.
regardless what is the cause you need to see a doctor ...Read more

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I have been eating all day and I am starving like i haven't eaten. What does this mean?

You're obese: And you're eating too much and gaining more weight, and becoming more Insulin resistant, and you'll probably develop diabetes in the near future. You could reverse that trend through diet, exercise and weight loss -- hopefully before it's too late. ...Read more

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Prescribed 10mg amitriptyline x1 a day for ibs-d. I've been on it for 2.5 months, and i'm always starving! anything else for ibs-d? Is this normal?

Prescribed 10mg amitriptyline x1 a day for ibs-d. I've been on it for 2.5 months, and i'm always starving! anything else for ibs-d? Is this normal?

See PCP.: Amitriptyline stops the diarrhea by virtue of its anticholinergic property but also increases appetite. Ibs-d is a complex problem that has to be treated by diet avoiding trigger foods like fried food, or too much fiber. Otc drugs that sometimes help are probiotics, maalox, rezvera or kaopectate (kaolin and pectin) but see your pcp for further treatment. ...Read more

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Is starving yourself most of the day and overeating at night to the point of nausea considered a eating disorder? If so which one and how to treat it

Is starving yourself most of the day and overeating at night to the point of nausea considered a eating disorder? If so which one and how to treat it

Not enough info : This is clearly poor eating habits and a lifestyle problem . Not enough information to term it a " eating disorder " would need more info . I either case this is unhealthy and needs to be improved. ...Read more

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