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so did i only have 720 calories today?

i work all day and really dont have much of an appetite im not trying to not eat, i just am not ever hungry. Today i consumed 820 calories and just worked out and burned 100 calories. Is that mean i had 720 calories today? & btw im not TRYING TO LOSE WEIGHT however ive noticed not eating a ton a day, i still weigh the same. Idk my body seems to work weird.

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 12:55 AM on Jan. 19, 2011 in Health

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  • You would actually be far into the negative if you were wanting to know what your calories were overall. The calories your body uses a day just to function would be over 720.

    weight loss doesn't work that way where you would already see a difference from one day of eating. When you do see a change right away it is usually water.

    As a PSA though 1200 calories is usually a min. for people who are trying to lose weight.
    Charis76

    Answer by Charis76 at 1:01 AM on Jan. 19, 2011

  • You need to be taking in more, whether you like it or not. That's not enough at all. Try eating a spoonful of peanut butter, it's a diuretic.
    Musicmom80

    Answer by Musicmom80 at 2:04 AM on Jan. 19, 2011

  • i had a soda and a burrito and a few peanuts today. I work all day and am really busy so its hard to eat anyway but i just have no desire to, i dont even think about it until night time sometimes
    Anonymous

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 2:33 AM on Jan. 19, 2011

  • 720 calories is way too low, your body is going to start storing the nutrients and whatever else you eat because there is not enough calories being taken in to sustain the body. You are going to end up very sick.
    tyfry7496

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 11:55 AM on Jan. 19, 2011

  • You should not go below 1200 calories a day or your body will go into "starvation mode" and slow your metabolism ready.  This is a natural mechanism your body goes through when it thinks it is not getting enough nourishment.  It then begins to store the fat you have built up rather than burn it.

    For example:  A 110 lb woman who exercises 3 to 4x  a week requires at least 1700 calories a day.  So, if you consume less than that each day..you will lose weight.  The key is to figure out the amount of calories your body requires and be sure to consume less each day.   You need to figure in if your active (exercising) as well when determining your calorie requirement.   A good resource I found is HERE.

    wlrahilly

    Answer by wlrahilly at 4:35 PM on Apr. 13, 2011

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