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post #31 of 41
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Originally Posted by quevola
Yes - I think 2,000 calories is enough to stabilize your weight. Consuming excess calories and protein without a corresponding increase in physical activity will only change your body-fat composition in an undesirable way. No matter how busy you are, you need to incorporate a little resistance exercise in to your routine.

Did you read the original post? It said his weight is continuing to go down. While he should defnitely do exercise, if he wants to decrease his weight loss he needs to increase his calorie consumption.
post #32 of 41
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Originally Posted by drizzt3117
Did you read the original post? It said his weight is continuing to go down. While he should defnitely do exercise, if he wants to decrease his weight loss he needs to increase his calorie consumption.
+1. This isn't rocket science; if your weight is going down, you're expending more calories than you're taking in. If it's going up, vice versa. 2,000 is just a number. For some people, that's weight-gain territory; for people like me, it's a crash diet. Everyone is different, so ignore how much other people are saying you should or shouldn't eat, and try it yourself. If you start to gain back weight, or stabilize, on 2500 calories/day, great. If you're still losing weight at 2500, bump it up. Repeat as necessary.
post #33 of 41
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Ate around 1500 calories at lunch a few minutes ago, I feel like puking.
post #34 of 41
Ouch. If you want to increase your calorie intake, the best way to do it is to eat more meals, not to eat a few huge ones.
post #35 of 41
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Originally Posted by drizzt3117
Did you read the original post? It said his weight is continuing to go down. While he should defnitely do exercise, if he wants to decrease his weight loss he needs to increase his calorie consumption.

yes I read the original post. If he is truely consuming 2,000 calories per day and he is not going through a growth spurt (i.e. a tennager) at 5'7" his weight should stabalize.

It may be a matter of overestimating his caloric consumption. If this not the case than he should go get a complete physical to rule out any underlying medical condition that may be cotributing to his weight loss.
post #36 of 41
far from an expert on the matter here, but think that you are going to have to do some kind of conditioning work, otherwise - as you spotted - all that you are going to do is put on a chunk of fat somewhere you dont want it...probably your gut. If I were to just up my calorie intake without upping the physical workload, Id end up with skinny arms and chicken legs and a big round gut. Not a good look.
post #37 of 41
If you're at university, that's the place to start looking for advice and help.

Who knows, maybe you have a small imbalance in your metabolism or perhaps need to have your tonsils removed? I mean, the possibilities are endless, and you can see from the tug-of-war going on in this discussion, seeking advice from strangers hardly seems sensible to me.

Call Student Health tomorrow, Monday, and get an evaluation and a professional plan to follow. This is something they are accustomed to doing. You will also be able to keep a record of your progress.
post #38 of 41
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Originally Posted by Saucemaster
Yeah, I used to say the same thing (that my metabolism was just too fast) when I was at 125 pounds (at 6'1"!). In my case, even 3000 calories/day is too little to gain any serious weight--at my current 165 pounds or so, 3000 calories/day is actually verging on weight loss territory if I do any serious cardio at all--but you can eat a lot more than you think. I'm in a gaining phase right now, and I'm eating about 4000 calories a day at the moment.

Metkirk, trust me when I say that you CAN outeat your metabolism, you just have to realize that it might require a lot more food than just an occasional second helping or so. If you're like me, you'll have to literally double the amount you've been eating.
WOW....you must've looked like a POW! I work with a guy who's about 125 at 5'8" and he's painfully skinny. I can't imagine that weight at 6'1".
post #39 of 41
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Originally Posted by Stylin-1
WOW....you must've looked like a POW! I work with a guy who's about 125 at 5'8" and he's painfully skinny. I can't imagine that weight at 6'1".

I wish I'd known about Dior Homme at the time--I could've walked the runway for Hedi Slimane....
post #40 of 41
Eh, I gave up on trying to gain weight round about the point where I went from 110lbs to 120lbs after a year of endless drinking and pizza (ballpark up to 4000 calories/day for 9 months, I can drink worrying amounts of beer for my size). Considering it dropped straight back over a relatively healthy summer and has plateauxed at that weight ever since, I guess I'm sticking with the skinny until my metabolism inevitably crashes at age 30.
post #41 of 41
How'd you get down to 117 lbs in the first place? Illness?
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