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    When it come weight loss I'm impatient, and this though that I need to lose a certain amount of weight by a certain date keeps nagging at me so I started a summer fitness plan. I burn around 500 calories exercising per day and take in around 1200.

    Right now I'm just feeling sad and have spent a good hour looking at food porn on Facebook. Is it the norm to feel this way or am I doing it wrong? When I put my mind to it, I lose a lot of weight per week, I had just forgotten how depressing it is.

    Is this the price to pay for fast weight loss?
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    Have a cheat day
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    (Original post by SuperHuman98)
    Have a cheat day
    I have Friday as my cheat day but by Sunday evening the feeling is back
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    You're burning off too many calories in comparison to what you're eating. Keep up the exercise but it isn't recommended to eat less than 1200 a day, so try upping your food intake to 1500-1700 per day.

    Alternatively, make sure you're eating good food like fruit and veg, fish, lean meat and wholemeal foods. *Don't be afraid to have a treat now and again though.
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    Because good fatty foods release endorphins, the happy hormone lmao. We all feel it girl - you could say that they're withdrawal symptoms
    You will get used it, takes 21 days to form a habit
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    If you're miserable eating the food you do then you're doing it wrong and bound to fail. Incorporate foods you like into your diet and just keep the portions small so the calories don't affect your weight loss. Or try looking up low calorie alternatives to foods you crave, such as icecream.
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    (Original post by SophieSmall)
    If you're miserable eating the food you do then you're doing it wrong and bound to fail. Incorporate foods you like into your diet and just keep the portions small so the calories don't affect your weight loss. Or try looking up low calorie alternatives to foods you crave, such as icecream.
    It's not so much the food (my level of resistance is at an all time high and I can eat what I want on Fridays), it's the feeling of being down, especially in the evening. My mum is renovating the house and keeps asking me for help, making me feel like I am being pushed beyond my limits. It feels as though all of the energy gets burned away during exercise.
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    (Original post by WBZ144)
    It's not so much the food (my level of resistance is at an all time high and I can eat what I want on Fridays), it's the feeling of being down, especially in the evening. My mum is renovating the house and keeps asking me for help, making me feel like I am being pushed beyond my limits. It feels as though all of the energy gets burned away during exercise.
    Then you may need to ask yourself if your weight loss rate is sustainable. From the sounds of it, it's really cutting it fine in terms of energy consumption vs energy burned.

    Maybe set yourself something nice to do in the evenings before bed to perk you up and make yourself less down?

    Edit: Also if you're not already I'd advise taking a multivitamin a day, you don't want to be deficient in any vitamins or minerals which can happen when dieting as people tend to eat the same low calorie foods and so their diet is not diverse and can be lacking, which can lead to deficiencies. Deficiencies in some things can also be linked to depression and lethargy among other things, so bare that in mind
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    1200 calories and you burn 500? , lol you need to eat more than that.
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    (Original post by SophieSmall)
    Then you may need to ask yourself if your weight loss rate is sustainable. From the sounds of it, it's really cutting it fine in terms of energy consumption vs energy burned.

    Maybe set yourself something nice to do in the evenings before bed to perk you up and make yourself less down?
    It's the same plan I used a few years ago, guess it felt like the safe option because I know it works. It was sustained for quite a while.

    Something relaxing like a facial sounds good.
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    (Original post by TSR Mustafa)
    1200 calories and you burn 500? , lol you need to eat more than that.
    I need a safe amount which would still let me lose lots of weight and get quite fit in 2 months. Someone mentioned bringing it up to 1500. Not sure if I could do more though.
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    It's possible cause you're not having enough vitamins.
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    It's possible cause you're not having enough vitamins.
    It's almost certainly not...
 
 
 
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