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So I've been going hell for leather on this new eating plan (very very low fat)  not calorie counting too much, but I am keeping a journal of what I eat with the help of an app on my iPhone , I'm also using ketones for their caffeine boost, so far over the 4 weeks my average calorie intake is 734, only 3 or 4 times has my day resulted in over 1000 calories, today for example is 524, I've had shakes and a generous amount of fresh fruit,

 I'm soo tired tho, and twice yesterday I felt light headed, not at all today, it's been really warm in fife so I'm wondering if it's the heat or the calories, I'm not going without at all, so please don't slate the calorie intake rolleyes 

Shelagh xx 

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    Sorry can't give any advice re calorie intake as I've never counted them in the past! Hope you are feeling ok x
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    Hi shelagh my well being nurse has advised no less than 1200 calories a day. That is possibly why you gave felt lightheaded! I am not an expert but perhaps have a chat at your gp surgery for advise. 

    Be careful x

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    Thanks ladies, pretty sure I'm drinking enough water , I'll make up a 2l jug tomorrow to be sure !

     I'm not sure about the protein intake, I eat lots of apples and oranges tho rolleyes 

     I would imagine the shakes would be providing some too, I've just invested in a juicer machine so next week I shall start juicing veg as well, 

     I wanted a fast start on this (started at 101.5 kg and today 97.5kg 4 weeks this Wednesday) 

     But obviously I'm wanting something to last forever and not a quick fix ( goal weight is 10 stone so 4ish to go)  so don't want to set myself up to fail like I have in the past  rolleyes  I literally cringe when I read the packet on the foods I used to be addicted to now.. All this fat is from toxins my digestive system didn't know what to do with... Which is disgusting to think about lol

     Ok if it happens again I'll see the doctor, but I'm reluctant as I don't want her to take me off them .. Fingers crossed my blood pressure is lower and I'll have enough brownie points to warrant another month lol

    Shelagh xxxx

      

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    Oh Shelagh!

    I know you think you are having enough, but I am really concerned about how little calories you are having. I know when its hot most of us dont feel like eating as much as we usually would.

    The amount you are having is quite drastic and not really sustainable, the last think you want it to make yourself ill. Personally I think the reason you are tired is because your intake is not enough. Its great that you are so enthusiastic about your weight loss, but as you know it is very important to do it in a heathy way.

    Please please ask your doctors advise about this x x x x

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    Shelagh not eating enough is as bad as eating too much, it has an adverse effect and isn't sustainable or healthy, you're worrying me flower x

    Google a healthy calorie intake for your age etc. 

    Please be careful xx

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    Aww didn't think I was doing wrong and certainly didn't want to cause concern sad 

     I'm gonna bump the calories up today, I've heard all about the adverse effect starving has on a diet so stupid me should have bared that in mind! 

     Thanks girls xxx

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    Glad to hear your upping your intake. No point making yourself ill. We are all on this journey together and it's no quick fix. 

    All the best 😉😉 

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    Well today I successfully up'd the calories, in total I've had:

    Coffee for brekky-skimmed milk

    Weight control shake 

    Freshly squeezed apple & orange juice

    4 slices of lightly buttered wholemeal toast

    Cup of air blown popcorn

    2 apples

     All comes up to 905 calories 

    I'm sure if I'd planned better I could have had a lovely main meal for more or less the snack calories, but it was raining and I couldn't be bothered haha x

    Shelagh xxx 

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    Hope you've been feeling better today and haven't been feeling faint. 

    When I did slimming world years ago they said to eat fruit whole / bite/chew them because your body breaks it down better than blitzing them into a smoothie. Not completely sure on the reasoning behind it - just thought I would share xx

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      Feel tonnes better smile thankyou, I'd have probably carried on like that and not seen the harm rolleyes just had a bowl of alpen with skimmed milk too lol so now I'm defiantly over 1000. 

        Tomorrow I will shop for proper food haha x 

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