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Not fasting... but kinda REALLY fasting

So let me ask this a different way...

Let's say you really worked out a lot very vigorously and burned about 1200 calories a day and you were eating like 1200. (= -2000+/- per day) (with BMR) Would that be bad to go so negative or like "ultrafasting" if they were a lot of great various and healthy calories? like whole grains and salmon and veggies and berries and yogurt and beans and vitamins and stuff?

Yes...No ?

Mon. Apr 7, 2:25pm

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I have read that post 4 times and it still doesnt make sense to me...
are you asking if it is OK to exercise more than you eat, caloriclly?

Monday, April 07, 2008, 2:51 PM

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No, I am saying If I eat 1200 calories of very healthy food + a good multivitamin and lots of water...
but am burning 1200 through exercise + 2000 BMR = 3200 calories burned per day
which equals a caloric deficit of like 2000 per day - is that okay ?
That is kinda what I am doing for weeks on end... I mean I am not hungry and I am getting lots of good food... is this dumb or genius ??

Monday, April 07, 2008, 2:57 PM

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If you are not hungry and you have energy and are loosing weight healthfully then I would say that's ok...I do that too and I feel great.

Monday, April 07, 2008, 3:01 PM

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sounds OK - so long as you dont get burnt out working out that much. I am much do you weigh, and how much weight are you losing/week.

Monday, April 07, 2008, 3:57 PM

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I weigh 179 @ 6 ' (male) and lose up to 3 lbs + per week

Monday, April 07, 2008, 4:01 PM

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I am not the OP and I do the same thing with the burning more calories than eating...When I Started I weighed about 125 and I am 5'5 and I have lost 6 pounds...I have been doing this for 3 weeks so I will say 2 pounds a week. I change my exercise up a lot so I dont get burnt out or "bored"

Monday, April 07, 2008, 4:01 PM

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I hear ya'
My only problem is sometimes I get weak and have a bad day or two here or there, but I can sustain it for at about 12 days at a stretch so far... and over time it is working despite my occasional imperfections...

Monday, April 07, 2008, 4:12 PM

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What do you do that burns so many calories? I work 45 hrs/week plus have class 2 nights a week for 3 hour time is of the essence for me. I feel lucky to get in 1-2 hours/day, but am able to do more on weekends. Are you doing INTENSE activity in a short amount of time, several bursts of exercise thoughout the day, in the gym or out of the gym?

Monday, April 07, 2008, 4:19 PM

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PP - seriously, I have to run for 2.5 hours to burn 1200 calories!

Monday, April 07, 2008, 5:52 PM

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2.5 hours??!! well that is just not happening for me :) I guess I will keep on the slow and steady track.

Monday, April 07, 2008, 5:55 PM

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