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lying in your logs?

ok, time to fess up--- are you someone who forgets little things every now and then, or do hot fudge sundaes never ever make the cut?

Tue. Jul 10, 2:00pm

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I'm sure I have forgotten things, but never intentionally.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007, 2:51 PM

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I'm totally honest - that's why I'm here. I put in the pizza, the pasta, the ice cream and cookies. However, I'm not eating much of the above anymore, so I really don't have to worry about lying about it.

Actually, I have, on occasion, done the opposite. I have one member of one of my groups who insists that 1200 cals/day is too low. She seems nice and all, but she watches my log and privately tells me she's concerned if I don't hit 1200 or over. So I'm going to be totally honest and say right here that there are times I add in something I didn't actually eat to keep people off my back. And jeez - I'm not anorexic! If I wasn't hungry that day, I didn't eat something only so I would hit a specific calorie count. And there are plenty of days I go over it, anyway, so it balances out.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007, 2:56 PM

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what's the point?? what a waste of time it would be to lie on a site like this.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007, 3:03 PM

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Well, eating less than 1200 puts your body in "starvation" mode, so you retain more fat rather than burning it. Just by upping your calpries from 1000 to 1200 you can see a significant increase in energy and weight loss. Oftem just eating a piece of fruit or drinking some juice can get you up to 1200, you don't have to be hungry. I always used to think that, the lower the better, but I tried it and proved myself wrong.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007, 4:08 PM

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"eating less than 1200 calories..."

anything that follows is a huge generalization and is based on the experiences of a collective mass. it does not ring true for everyone that less than that will throw your system into any particualr mode, including starvation.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007, 4:12 PM

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I just don't get it!!! I ate between 1100-1200 calories every week day for 2 years & felt & looked better than ever!!! I would relax on the weekends & eat dinner out w/out counting every calorie. I worked out 5 days a week (cardio 45 min. & weights) & I looked & felt very healthy. FYI, I am 5'7 & was at 125-130. Why does everybody say that 1200 cal. is not enough?

Tuesday, July 10, 2007, 4:20 PM

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4:12 -
I agree, but generally speaking, a metabolism does slow down when too little calories are ingested. And you may have to eat less and less so stay at the same weight or keep losing if going the ulltra-low calorie route. I know 3 women who used to be anorexic. They all starved themselves when they were younger. One of them, who was anorexic for over 10 years, now eats a steady diet of about 700 calories per day, and is about 50 pounds overweight. She destroyed her metabolism. The other two are also about 30-60 pounds overweight, even though they are very religious about watching their calorie intakes still. Plus, scientifically speaking, you can't eat so little and still have sifficient nutrients that your body needs in your body. Your hair may fall out and your nails may crack.

And you are right, it does not ring true for everyone - but I would not take the chance of finding out personally - I would rather maintain a diet of over 1200 a day and be fit and full of energy.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007, 4:20 PM

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4:20 again!
I'm sorry! I honestly don't mean to hijack...I just keep reading this over & over & I'm finally reacting to it!

Tuesday, July 10, 2007, 4:21 PM

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4:20 - I hear ya!! The argument comes up any time someone mentions a 1200 calorie/day regimen. Drives me crazy! It is definitely the lower limit for healthy calorie consumption, but it's not going to keep someone overweight! Just hungry ;)

Tuesday, July 10, 2007, 8:25 PM

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Yes, I have lied in my logs. Sometimes I'm just too ashamed to record my all too frequent binges. I'm horrified at how much food I can pack in at once. I hate myself for doing it. I can't afford "real" therapy right now so I keep coming back to PT and hoping today I can enter a "good" day's worth of food and exercise. Someday soon (maybe today?) I'll have the courage to really tell the truth in these logs. I just don't want further shame heaped on me by my fellow loggers... I live a shameful, unhealthy, not-too-secret-since-I-wear-it-on-my-body lie. I'm trying to learn to love myself by telling only the truth to myself, and others.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007, 9:11 PM

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