is eating less than 800 calories a day healthy?

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I am 5'8, weighed 98 kg 2 weeks ago, did <800 calorie diet, running10 kilometers everyday. I only eat fruit(which is the 600-800 calories). I now weigh 93kg, is this a good diet for me?
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No, it is a starvation diet and is not sustainable.
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this will probably have the opposite effect.

When you are on a very low calorie diet like 800, your body goes in to starvation mode, slowing down your metabolism, making it hard for you to burn fat and lose weight. Your body actually starts to store your fat instead of burn it because it doesn't know when you will be feeding it next.

Plus when you start your reg diet again, you'll gain the weight back

so to do it healthily, eat clean, track calories but dont cut them down to such extremes, carry on running and working out and you'll see results. Your body needs the calories to function, starving your body from that isnt a good idea
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how am I supposed to eat normally but keep a calorie deficit? I need to lose a lot of weight and I just have 1 month to do it...
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How can you eat less? I eat out of boredom sometimes..
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how am I supposed to eat normally but keep a calorie deficit? I need to lose a lot of weight and I just have 1 month to do it...
you can eat under 500 calorie meals 3-4 times a day, a calorie deficit doesn't mean starve yourself and eat less than 1000. The min calorie deficit should be 1500.

like this https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/...-calorie-meals obvs you can swap ingredients etc, but you need the nutrients that healthy meals have to lose weight effectively
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This is a starvation diet and in the long run will make ur bodyfat percentage worse as you'll lose muscle as well as fat. I am also losing weight rn and have gone from 103kg to 92kg in about 8 weeks. I did this by eating in a calorie deficit of about 300-500 of my basic metabolic rate, weighttraining and increasong my non exercise energy expenditure e
g. by walking. This is far more effective than starvation diets as whilst the weight loss is slower, i have lost predominantly fat and not muscle. With a starvation diet you will eventually plateau, as your metabolism will slow down drastically, hindering ur ability to lose weight. My advice calculate ur BMR and then eat 300-500 calories less than that and follow an effective gym workout such as shortcut to shred. This will help you burn fat quickly via exercise and increased metabolism, minimise muscle loss and you will not gain any of ur weight back by upping ur calories as you will still be in a deficit.
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If you crash diet you'll just gain it back. Eat at least 1500 cals a day. More if you're running 10k.
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This isn't good for you at all. Firstly you need a balanced diet, next is to figure out what your goals are for yourself and then start to make a plan to obtain them. if you want to get rid of fat then i suggest finding out your caloric maintenance number and be in a caloric deficit of 500 calories. couple this with strength training and the occasional HIIT sprints or bike work then you'll be lean, defined and will have a sustainable diet that you can get to your desired look and then maintain much easier.
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(Original post by Shivishaker)
I am 5'8, weighed 98 kg 2 weeks ago, did <800 calorie diet, running10 kilometers everyday. I only eat fruit(which is the 600-800 calories). I now weigh 93kg, is this a good diet for me?
This isn't good for you at all. Firstly you need a balanced diet, next is to figure out what your goals are for yourself and then start to make a plan to obtain them. if you want to get rid of fat then i suggest finding out your caloric maintenance number and be in a caloric deficit of 500 calories. couple this with strength training and the occasional HIIT sprints or bike work then you'll be lean, defined and will have a sustainable diet that you can get to your desired look and then maintain much easier.
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(Original post by Shivishaker)
I am 5'8, weighed 98 kg 2 weeks ago, did <800 calorie diet, running10 kilometers everyday. I only eat fruit(which is the 600-800 calories). I now weigh 93kg, is this a good diet for me?
The fact you only eat fruit is quite bad. It needs to be varied! Focus on small steps and small decreases.
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I honestly don't know how to start increasing my calorie count... I don't even feel hungry anymore, I feel super healthy, and each 10 k run has been great. The compliments from friends and family saying that I look thinner and nicer boost my motivation to continue to eat less... just bought more fruit. I honestly don't know what to do, listen to your advice (this comment thread) or the people that abused me (body shamed) when I was fat my entire life.
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i eat barely anything genuinely I don't eat breakfast or lunch most days and I probably have less than 1000 calories a day I wouldn't recommend because I'm not losing weight my metabolism appears to be non existent
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i eat barely anything genuinely I don't eat breakfast or lunch most days and I probably have less than 1000 calories a day I wouldn't recommend because I'm not losing weight my metabolism appears to be non existent
do you run 10 kilometers and 15min ab work out too?
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how am I supposed to eat normally but keep a calorie deficit? I need to lose a lot of weight and I just have 1 month to do it...
You need to calculate your TDEE, loads of websites will do it for you then give you a rough guide to how many calories you should be aiming to consume to maintain a deficit. You don’t want to crash diet, realistically you’re not going to lose a significant amount in a month so just be sensible about it.
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No, absolutely not.
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Sounds like you've got an eating disorder.
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(Original post by Shivishaker)
do you run 10 kilometers and 15min ab work out too?
no I used to do that kinda thing then accepted myself as being slightly lazy
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You're doing a crashed diet. Consult a nutritionist or a fitness centre. I'm 5'9" and weight 90 kg. You need at least 1200 calories to have a fit and healthy body.
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definitely not its not sustainable and you will most likely end up binging. you should eat around 1800 calories and after 4 weeks is you are not losing weight drop it down to 1600 kcal and see how much difference it makes. this is a more sustainable way and you will make slower progress but will keep the weight off easier
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