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    I've got my school prom coming up in october so for the past month or so, I've been watching what I eat. Nothing drastic, but I've simply stopped snacking, replaced milk with water etc, and started going on walks. A few days ago out of curiosity, I started using an app to count my calories throughout the day and I found out that I only eat around 900 calories a day!! This was not intentional. I must stress that I DON'T want to starve myself, I'm simply on a mild diet. It's scary that I eat so few calories but I don't feel hungry, in fact I actually have to push myself to eat that much. Is this worrying? Btw I'm a 17 year old girl, I'm 5'8" and I weigh around 12.5 stone
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    Hi,

    I've got my school prom coming up in october so for the past month or so, I've been watching what I eat. Nothing drastic, but I've simply stopped snacking, replaced milk with water etc, and started going on walks. A few days ago out of curiosity, I started using an app to count my calories throughout the day and I found out that I only eat around 900 calories a day!! This was not intentional. I must stress that I DON'T want to starve myself, I'm simply on a mild diet. It's scary that I eat so few calories but I don't feel hungry, in fact I actually have to push myself to eat that much. Is this worrying? Btw I'm a 17 year old girl, I'm 5'8" and I weigh around 12.5 stone
    Yikes, that's definitely very low. Make sure you're getting in your three/five meals a day. If you're walking quite a bit, maybe take a protein bar with you or something. Make sure that you're getting all the nutrients that you need, and try and up your calorie count a bit by eating a bit more, and things with a little higher calorie content. Don't force yourself into a 1500 calorie diet from day one because you'll probably feel awful, and don't just eat loads of crap either to try and make up the numbers. Try snacks like vegetables and dip and peanut butter on toast. All the best! If you have any more questions, you might have better luck posting in the Fitness and General Health forums
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    Same I'm on a diet but I just got off it now after I felt dizzy.
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    I just stuff myself full of sugar and cry when I realise I'm fat
    Do you want to have some of my calories instead?
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    you should raise yourself up to 1200-1500 at a minimum, it should be quite easy if you add in milk etc
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    YES it's worrying! Aim to have 3 solid meals a day at set times. Don't have a calorie aim, just go for meals that nutritionally balanced. If you want to lose a bit of weight, rather than doing things like replacing milk with water, simply try to cut down carbs from your meals and eat more fats. By fats I mean things like nuts, avocado, olive oil, that kinda thing. You'll be fuller for longer as well. If you want to look at this in a calorie sense though, you should definitely be aiming to eat AT LEAST 1200 calories. If you're not eating enough your metabolism will slow down and eventually you will end up over eating as your body will want food so badly and result = weight gain
 
 
 
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