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Old Fri, Jul-29-16, 08:25
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Hello Lo-Carbers,
I am confused about how many calories I need to eat. If I am doing IF dinner to dinner, and taking in about 800-900 calories is that sufficient? I know I'm to eat fat to lose fat, but I also know my body has plenty of stored fat to feast on, so does the amount I eat matter? Plus I know I am supposed to stop eating when I am no longer hungry.
Also, I know the Atkins diet restricts HWC, and I wonder if that is because it tends to slow weight loss for some people?
Well, I'm finding my new WOE easier everyday, and am so happy with my new eating plan, and for finding this site and being able to tap into the knowledge and experience of all of you. Thank you for being so helpful.
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Old Fri, Jul-29-16, 10:56
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There is some bit of carbohydrate in cream, but I think there are other problems that might make more sense than the bit of carbs in heavy cream. People usually take heavy cream in coffee or tea--in which case, rather than eating because they're hungry, they may be taking in substantial calories just to feed a caffeine habit. If I take heavy cream in my coffee without measuring it, I find I end up getting most of my calories from coffee. Another major use of heavy cream is as a dessert, with artificial sweetener or with berries etc., there's another problem, it takes more sweetened cream in my experience to satisfy me than unsweetened.

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and taking in about 800-900 calories is that sufficient?


In the long term, probably not. In the short term, especially early on when appetite suppression from low carb and IF is likely to be at its highest, though, I wouldn't worry about it. And if those calories include cream, and your appetite is still that low, I wouldn't worry about the cream for now, either.
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Old Fri, Jul-29-16, 15:58
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There are programs that I've heard of and are advertised by chiropractors near me. I don't remember what the program was called now and they've renamed it, but when I first heard about it I googled it and found boards like this that discussed it. The promise is a loss of up to 40 pounds in 40 days and individualized plans based on metabolic scans. The board comments revealed it was a 500 calorie diet and of course no significant carbs and I have seen it work. Oh and it's about $2,000. Yikes.

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Old Fri, Jul-29-16, 17:56
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I do a 24 hour IF about 3-4 days a week, and a 36-40 hour fast once to twice per month. During those days, there is just no way I'm going to get a ton of calories because I eat a normal low-carb dinner, with maybe just a little bit more than usual. I've recorded between 800-1100 on those days, only if I add a lot of fat. (My non-fasting days are around 1400-1500).

This has not slowed my weight loss, as I'm still averaging 2 pounds per week of loss. I believe the researchers who say that fasting does not slow metabolism, because when I was on low carb only, I stalled for months -- I don't have those kind of stalls with fasting.

So I don't worry about the calories, since my method is working, and I have tons of on-board calories for my usage, and will for a long, long, time. (Our bodies are really handy at energy storage )
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Old Fri, Jul-29-16, 22:53
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Thanks, guys! I appreciate your help.
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