How bad is this?

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225 Posts
Dec 24, 2013 4:18am
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Is it really bad that I only eat around 1200 calories a day? I know that it can result in lean body mass and vitamin/mineral deficiencies, but what else can it cause? 1200 is usually the maximum that I consume, because I am just not hungry. I can never get in enough calories, even if I eat junk (although, all of my "junk" is dairy, sugar, wheat, gluten, soy, grain free). Technically, it is not junk; it does have a lot of calories, though. Even when I splurge on these foods, I do not usually eat more then 1200 calories. My BMR is 1458, by the way, and I burn 500+ calories a day from exercise including cardio and strength training. I am Paleo, so I do eat a lot of protein and good fats. What are your thoughts?
24 Dec
I been eating that for a yr nothing happened to me yet
24 Dec
Sorry for how handled...good luck and God bless
24 Dec
That is okay, Hannah.
1036 Posts
Dec 25, 2013 4:02pm
via Android

Your body adjusts. So its not like really bad. But it would be better to start try and eat some more on your really active days. When you start eating more, your hunger will also be bigger. The results will be better when you eat more, look at it like that. You eat really clean thats always the hardest step always. So see it as part of the hard training days to eat hard aswell :-)

25 Dec
I kind of figured the same thing, but I will try to eat more. Thank you for the response!