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Diet Question

On a normal day I need about 600-700 calories. I eat things like eggs, whole grains, lots of fruits and veggies, low fat cheeses & milks ( cottage cheese, Greek yogurt, swiss, soy milk) I eat very little meat, mostly chicken & salmon, but not everyday, maybe only 2 meals a week. I eat Morningstar Farms & Boca burgers. Is that ok?


I do not eat "junk food" no fast food, no chips or cookies, no sodas.

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Asked by Momma2Miranda at 3:51 PM on Dec. 6, 2010 in Diet & Fitness

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Answers (7)
  • Why do you need so few calories? I think for most people it's generally not healthy to go below 1200 or so. Other than that, it sounds like a pretty healthy regimen, as long as you're getting all the vitamins and minerals you need.

    Answer by vicesix at 4:11 PM on Dec. 6, 2010

  • You need way more that 600-700 calories per day. Taken from "For ages 2 to 3, the USDA recommends a child consume 1,000 to 1,400 calories, depending on his activity level. For age 4, the calorie intake increases to between 1,200 and 2,000." So as you can see, you are eating far less than a toddler should be eating. VERY unhealthy. Check out my journal post, it explains calories in and calories out for weight loss.


    Answer by shanlaree at 4:32 PM on Dec. 6, 2010

  • Is this for you or your toddler?

    Answer by NaturalMomOfTwo at 6:16 PM on Dec. 7, 2010

  • Either way it's not enough!!!

    Answer by NaturalMomOfTwo at 6:21 PM on Dec. 7, 2010

  • Sorry I read shanlaree's answer wrong.
    Why are you eating so little??

    Answer by NaturalMomOfTwo at 6:27 PM on Dec. 7, 2010

  • You should have around 1200 calories a day.

    Answer by sstepph at 7:56 AM on Jan. 7, 2011

  • i do not think it is enough calories, up your protein and you'll be better.

    Answer by sodapple at 10:45 PM on Jan. 15, 2011

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