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I eat a lot. Constantly. So much that I gain weight every so often and before I grow out of my pants, I treadmill and work out. Over the past few years, I've been counting my calories. Most days its 800 - 1,000. Because I only drink water, there are no calories from that.
Yesterday my doctor laughed and said that 1,000 calories is starvation level. I'm gaining weight because my body just locks it all away. Well that's interesting. To lose weight I need to double my food intake when I already eat constantly all day.
I'm not trying to starve, it boggles my mind. I just don't eat big meals. Looking at serving sizes, usually a dinner is like 400 calories. Those are portion sizes on labels. I eat the portion sizes.
The doctor also tells me that I need about 2,500 calories, so I need to more than double my diet. Holy fuck its mind boggling how people even manage to eat 2,500 calories a day.
I'm not even sickly. I can't seem to get sick even taking care of sick kids. My cousin's sick daughters, being around a few hundred people over the winter. Nothing, but I guess not having disease doesn't make me healthy.
So now like a pregnant woman I'm eating for two. This will be an interesting experiment to see if by eating double I'll lose weight when I'm already at my maximum weight.
Doing some calculations, I need to hit 650 calories in 3 meals and let's say break up 4 snacks of 150 to hit the recommendation. Wow that's pretty staggering and doing it all healthy too. I could easily hit the 2,500 by eating entire pizzas like I did in college.
I've probably been "starving" like this for decades and maybe that's why I'm stuck looking like a teenager.
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I'm having the same problem. In this physical fitness class I've been taking, one of our assignments was to go to choosemyplate.gov and use their food tracker for a week. Apparently I'm pretty malnourished. You're expected to consume somewhere between 2000 and 2400 calories a day, and I rarely exceed 1800. I've been the same body weight since high school. To me, the idea of eating that many calories a day feels like a chore. I eat a light breakfast to wake up and one "big" meal somewhere in the middle of the day. I don't really enjoy food, I just eat as a response to the feeling of hunger.
I'm trying to think how I can coordinate my days to eat as much and as often as its implied that I should do. It basically means I can't leave the house for more than an hour or two without carrying a backpack with sandwiches in it or something.