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Old Sun, Sep-03-17, 17:08
lc4life217 lc4life217 is offline
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Plan: Atkins / IF
Stats: 258/232.7/200 Male 68 inches
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Progress: 44%
Location: USA
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The past week, I averaged about 1200, lowered from my usual 1350. I take salt twice a day, and magnesium, calcium pills yet when I wake up, I can barely make a fist. The weight is coming off too rapidly, this week, ~ a rate of 7lbs per week. I was alarmed so today I had about 1950 calories and decided to forget about weight loss for a few days.

This entire week, I did not exercise because I was doing other things. The previous two weeks, I did exercise about 6x a week. I'm thinking my exercise has ramped up my metabolism, and combined with my low 1200 calories, it's really caused me to feel weak in the morning.

Are 1200 calories too few for a male? During most of my weight loss journey since July, I've been at 1350-ish range but that was when I did not exercise at all.
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Old Sun, Sep-03-17, 17:31
lc4life217 lc4life217 is offline
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Plan: Atkins / IF
Stats: 258/232.7/200 Male 68 inches
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This morning, around 2am, I woke up, feeling really weak, unhealthy weak, so I ate about 3oz of almonds, and a couple of tbsp of cream cheese. And so when I reawoke later that morning, I was pretty shocked that I lost 1.4 lbs, especially since I drank some water with those almonds.

So today, I consumed 1900+ calories and I think I'm going to not continue 1200 calories / day for a few days. I also lost .75 inches ( belly )over a few days so this tells me that my weight loss is alarmingly fast and I'm losing at a very unhealthy rate.

I just want a consistent and healthy weight loss around 2-3lbs per week, not the 7+/week which is scary. So needless to say, I am a bit alarmed because I don't think I have any idea what is going on right now.
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Old Sun, Sep-03-17, 18:30
Sniggle Sniggle is offline
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Plan: Atkins
Stats: 220/192.6/190 Male 73.5
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Progress: 91%
Location: West Virginia
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My typical meals are:

- Breakfast: 2 eggs, 3 slices extra thick bacon, 1 celery stick
- Lunch - 2 Italian sausages, salad (today it was a 5 Guys bacon cheeseburger, lettuce wrap)
- Dinner - Meat (1 lb steak), salad or brocoli
- Handful of almonds 1 hour before bed

I figure 2000+ or so daily, minimal carbs. I do exercise almost daily. I am shedding about 3 lbs per week.

My unscientific take, and the reason I like Atkins, is I do not have to feel hungry all the time to lose weight. In fact, I rarely feel hungry on the low carb thing.
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