take a look at my daily food intake

@doormouse (4619)
March 30, 2010 4:35pm CST
i've just watched Supersize vs Super Skinny,and the super skinny lady does'nt eat much different to me,so why am i still 10st 2lbs and a size 12-14. my daily food intake; BREAKFAST;2 weetabix with semi skimmed milk and half a teaspoon of sugar LUNCH;nothing TEA;nothing EVENING SNACK;small meat pie or 2 pieces of cheese on toast,maybe a small chocolate bar DRINKS;4-5 cups of tea,no sugar and semi skimmed milk 2-3 cups of coffee,2 sugars and semi skimmed milk 1 can of coke a week 1 small bottle of vodka ice a week
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• United States
30 Mar 10
It sounds as if you are in a Starvation Mode. Here is some information - How to Prevent Starvation Mode When Losing Weight When trying to lose weight, your goal is to eat less and create a calorie deficit. If you cut calories too drastically, you'll never what's known as a starvation mode causing your metabolism to slow and weight loss to stop. When you're trying to lose weight, your main goal is to create a calorie deficit (burn more calories than you take in). If you burn 500 calories more than you eat everyday, your body will be forced to make up that 500 calorie shortfall from sources other than food - mainly body fat with the result being weight loss. The bigger your calorie deficit, the faster you'll lose weight. Some may ask, "Why not try to eat as little as possible?" Your metabolism is like your body's power plant. The food you eat is fuel and your metabolism converts the food to energy (a very simplistic explanation). What would happen if you stopped delivering coal to a local power plant? The plant would have to scale back energy production unless it started getting more fuel. Just like the power plant, when you drastically cut your calorie intake (fuel supply), your metabolism will slow down and burn less food to convert into energy. So what does this have to do with weight loss? When your calories are severely restricted, the body thinks it's entering a prolonged period of time without any food. Just like engineers at a power plant will shutdown energy production, your body will will work to conserve energy if you don't eat - mainly by slowing down your metabolism. This is when you enter starvation mode. Long ago when our ancestors were hunters, food wasn't as readily available as it is today. Our body developed this starvation mechanism as a way to conserve body fat for the long periods of time humans went without food. The trigger to enter starvation mode back then was the same as it is today: an intake of very few calories. This trigger fluctuates from person to person, but generally, starvation mode kicks in below 1,200 calories. When you go below 1,200 calories per day, your body will start hoarding energy. The effect will be a slowdown in the total amount of calories your body burns each day. Your weight loss will stop and even reverse. http://www.buzzle.com/articles/how-to-prevent-starvation-mode-when-losing-weight.html
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@doormouse (4619)
31 Mar 10
thanks for the detailed reply whiteheather
@jugsjugs (13045)
30 Mar 10
My normal daily intake is 3 cups of coffee in the morning,i do not eat breakfast,about 2 cups of coffee in the afternoon,i do not eat at mid day only a biscuit and that is because i have to eat something with the pills i take.Evening meal that i have is a snack thing like a bag of crisps or if i fancy it cod in bread crums with new potatos out of a tin,then 2 more coffees and a coke.I have two spoons of sugar with each coffee aswell as semi skimmed milk.I am size 12 in clothes aswell and i weigh 9 and a half stone.
@doormouse (4619)
30 Mar 10
gees that's less than me,i'm surprised you're still able to function
@jugsjugs (13045)
30 Mar 10
I have always been like that,i rarely ate and at one stage i mainly ate once a week when i went out of an evening as i used to call at a chip ship and eat sausage and chips in the van with a girl i used to go to the pub with oh and i was drinking coke those nights and not coffee. I suffer with high bp aswell as clorestrole{spelt wrong}
@doormouse (4619)
30 Mar 10
if you've got high cloresterol then surely you should eat regularly and healthy,i may be wrong,if i am,slap my wrist
@RawBill1 (8542)
• Gold Coast, Australia
30 Mar 10
Different people have different bodies and therefore will react differently to the same foods. If you really want to lose weight, then replacing the meat pie, Weetabix, cheese, toast and chocolate bar with fruits and vegetables and replacing the coke and and milk with water will really help you the most. When I stopped eating all of those things that you eat, I lost lots of weight and now feel better than ever before in my life!
• Philippines
30 Mar 10
i eat 1 meal a day, sometimes
@doormouse (4619)
30 Mar 10
it's not so much about losing weight,it was more about the way my body is compared to the lady on the telly,even though we eat roughly the same,,losing weight would be good though as i've got some lovely pairs of jeans in my wardrobe that are too small for me
@RawBill1 (8542)
• Gold Coast, Australia
30 Mar 10
We are all different shapes and sizes so it is really not healthy mentally to compare your body with that of others. If you feel you can improve your body, then there are ways to do this, but you will probably never look the same bodywise as someone you admire on TV. Have a look through some of the sites on my profile and you may find something of use to you. Most of all be happy with who you are and eat as good as you can. I hope this helps.
@longbangod (1791)
• Philippines
31 Mar 10
That's good enough for you. I know you know very well what is best for you when it comes to the kind and volume of food that you eat everyday. In my case, I ate 3 meals everyday with snacks in between. This is the reason why I really gain weight this past weeks, too bad i don't even indulge myself to any kind of exercise which I know very beneficial to our health.
@doormouse (4619)
31 Mar 10
the only exercise i do is cleaning my house every day
@Hatley (164654)
• Garden Grove, California
31 Mar 10
doormouse if we all ate like you did we would end up in the hospital, where are fruits and veggies, whole grains, milk for calcuim, protein to repair your body,you are just asking to g et sick eating nothing that will keep you healthy get yourself to a dietitician and learn how to eat healthy foods and still stay at a healthy weight, I really think you could gain a little and still not be too heavy.do you have the strenght to e xercise given you eat not real food,we all need our veggies and fruits for maximum health. your diet is just plain unhealthy. I think you should both eat more a nd eat healthier and exercise more and you will be slim but a healthy slim.
@doormouse (4619)
31 Mar 10
i don't have the strength to exercise,not because i don't eat properly but because of my fibro and M.E
@GardenGerty (99345)
• United States
31 Mar 10
Everyone is telling you basically the same thing. I will too. I will also say that my perfect skinny size would be 12-14. Skipping meals shuts down your metabolism. Eat a bit of something every two or two and one half hours. Make it quality food, fruits and vegetables are great. I think, now that I have given you this pep talk, I must go find something healthy to eat before bed.
@doormouse (4619)
31 Mar 10
my metabolism is rubbish anyway because of my fibro and M.E
@mariposaman (2967)
• Canada
31 Mar 10
Ugh, that is a terrible diet. And I mean diet in the eating way, not in the losing weight meaning. No fruits and vegetables,and skipping meals. You could get sick from eating (or not eating) this way.
@doormouse (4619)
31 Mar 10
i know my diet isn't great but i just can't eat any extra
@ElicBxn (60884)
• United States
30 Mar 10
as strange as this sounds, you aren't enough, at least not often enough because your body thinks it is starving, its hoarding calories, you need to spread your food intake out across the day and exercise to kick start your body to start losing again.
@doormouse (4619)
31 Mar 10
thanks for the replies
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