So.. I'm trying to lose a few pounds. I exercise, I eat fairly well. I won't lie, I love my ice cream :) But for the most part, my diet is healthy. But in looking at my caloric intake, I keep getting this message (from the site I use) that my calories are too low and that I am at risk to go into "starvation mode". Really? I never feel hungry. And I snack sometimes just because I CAN. I don't take smaller portions or anything. So how is it that I am feeling full, snacking, doing only moderate exercise and am still not eating enough?
So my real question is this... If I really am NOT hungry... should I continue eating just to get more calories? That seems backward, but what do I know...
Answer by SleepingBeautee at 3:27 PM on Feb. 3, 2010
Well, the site could be wrong but on the other hand, if you aren't getting enough calories you won't lose any weight because your body is holding onto your fat because it thinks you are starving yourself even if you aren't. It also slows your metabolism, so it makes you feel sluggish, low energy and much harder to lose weight.
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