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Apr 3rd, 2014, 03:14 AM  
avidian
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What is the lowest you have gone?

I know a few years ago when I dropped down to 1500 calories a day for a while I had some bad timing and got really sick. I think being a little sick followed with a low calorie diet is what did me in. What is the lowest anyone here has gone per day and how long did you do it for?
 
 
Apr 3rd, 2014, 08:39 AM  
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Depends on your height, age, current weight etc. 1500 calories is not a low calorie diet for almost any woman, and even for some men.

I would doubt that the 1500 cals are what did you in, but if you are a 6ft 6 in female, 300 lbs, competitive weight lifter and marathon runner, it might have been :-)
 
 
Apr 3rd, 2014, 15:43 PM  
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The lowest I have gone is 600 calories a day which consisted mainly of pasta as it was filling. Yes, I was very stupid. And I was burning calories with lots of walking and exercise bike too. This was 3 years ago and I just shake my head when I think of how stupid and unhealthy it was. These days I am eating around 1800-2000 per day and mainly losing a little or maintaining, as I do weights and other exercise. I do it so much more healthily these days and feel so much better for it
 
 
Apr 3rd, 2014, 15:50 PM  
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The lowest I've ever gone was about 800-1000 a day, I think. I was doing Nutrisystem but not supplementing with the grocery add-ins like you're supposed to.
 
Apr 3rd, 2014, 15:50 PM  
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I went on the Cambridge Diet for about a month. Think that was 500 calories. But that was too much.
 
 
Apr 3rd, 2014, 17:21 PM  
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I went on the Cambridge Diet for about a month. Think that was 500 calories. But that was too much.
Ouch, is that what they recommend??? Sounds positively dangerous :-)
 
 
Apr 3rd, 2014, 17:27 PM  
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I went on the Cambridge Diet for about a month. Think that was 500 calories. But that was too much.
Ouch, is that what they recommend??? Sounds positively dangerous :-)
If I remember right, it was 500 calories for the first week (could have been 2 weeks) until you reach ketosis and then you can have a meal in the evening (restricted to no carb foods). Was a while ago so the details escape me. Was doing a skydive for charity and needed to lose a stone in a month. Was hell, but it worked lol.
 
 
Apr 3rd, 2014, 21:03 PM  
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Damn it. Read the title and thought it was about lowest in weight and was ready with a quip about being 7lb 10oz once

I don't think I've every been able to keep count long enough to work out how many calories I have a day. That's why slimming world seems to suit me
 
 
Apr 3rd, 2014, 21:58 PM  
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1200 calories is lowest I've gone I'd say some days even now are as low as this depending what's on the menu.
 
 
Apr 4th, 2014, 15:36 PM  
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I caught some type of kid given illness (I was volunteering at a school then), never recognized the signs of being sick and ended up with pneumonia which make the weight drop quicker. I think I have dropped down to 800 a few times but not a great deal. 1500 is average, I could drop down to 1000 but when I was really eating I could do 3000 in a sitting.
 
 
 
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