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is this healthy? user banned
Jun 11th '13

yesterday i ate a banana, a serving of pasta salad, made a sandwich out of leftover greek chicken salad and a fruit cup.



is that like...enough calories?
ive been having a hard time lately and this is pretty standard. i binge eat if i find something that fits my appetite but that doesn't happen all that often. the odd thing is my dads gf said i look bigger than usual...well her words were "you look....not annorexic". and i did seem to gain a little less than ten lbs lately. i did change BC to non-hormonal IUD but i cant see how im gaining weight with like....no calories.



1)is that enough to live on?
2) how am i gaining weight?

Crystal 3 kids; Hephzibah, Georgia 15566 posts
Jun 11th '13

That is not nearly enough to live off of. You're gaining weight because you're putting your body into starvation mode and it's holding onto every single calorie you take in because it's not getting enough.

Buzz and Almond Joys momm 2 kids; Albuquerque, New Mexico 12593 posts
Jun 11th '13

That doesn't sound like enough but hard to say with out doing te adding

MonkeyMel 1 child; Moore, Oklahoma 26391 posts
Jun 11th '13
Quoting Crystal Marie S.:" That is not nearly enough to live off of. You're gaining weight because you're putting your body into ... [snip!] ... putting your body into starvation mode and it's holding onto every single calorie you take in because it's not getting enough."


:!: This!


I eat that much before lunch, lol.

user banned 1 child; Germany 12377 posts
Jun 11th '13

Well if that's all you ate in the entire day then I'd say no... sounds like a good lunch though lol. When I drop calories I gain weight at first because I'm basically starving until I get use to the change and my body responds like that.

I♥RYLEIGH Due March 3; 1 child; 5 angel babies; Windsor, Ontario 10504 posts
Jun 11th '13
Quoting Colt's mommy:" :!: This! I eat that much before lunch, lol."


me toooooo. pasta salad sounds GOOD!

I♥RYLEIGH Due March 3; 1 child; 5 angel babies; Windsor, Ontario 10504 posts
Jun 11th '13
Quoting Colt's mommy:" :!: This! I eat that much before lunch, lol."


me toooooo. pasta salad sounds GOOD!

user banned 17 kids; Boston, MA, United States 9473 posts
Jun 11th '13

but if i was in starvation mode wouldnt i want to eat?



i go through all our cupboards, fridge, freezer...meh. check cupboards again.



its for no lack of food that i cant find something to eat, i just have no appetite. isnt that odd? i do feel hungry, possibly even weak and lightheaded if i stand up too fast. this has been going on for a while but i cant just eat. idk...

user banned 1 child; Germany 12377 posts
Jun 11th '13
Quoting cunning cuniculi:" but if i was in starvation mode wouldnt i want to eat? i go through all our cupboards, fridge, freezer...meh. ... [snip!] ... possibly even weak and lightheaded if i stand up too fast. this has been going on for a while but i cant just eat. idk..."


I get like that when I'm stressed!

user banned 17 kids; Boston, MA, United States 9473 posts
Jun 11th '13
Quoting Glo♥:" That's not even close to enough you are starving your body you need around 1500 calories a day."


how many calories is that? can anyone say?
i mean pasta salad with a few veggies cheese and peperoni, italian dressing. so thats carby and proteiny lol.



pasta salad is one of the things i could almost always eat but i just looked and rick threw out the leftovers :x

MonkeyMel 1 child; Moore, Oklahoma 26391 posts
Jun 11th '13
Quoting cunning cuniculi:" but if i was in starvation mode wouldnt i want to eat? i go through all our cupboards, fridge, freezer...meh. ... [snip!] ... possibly even weak and lightheaded if i stand up too fast. this has been going on for a while but i cant just eat. idk..."


not even small things, like carrots and other veggies plain or dipped in hummus? A thing of yogurt? An apple or orange? Just eat small things through out the day if you can. The calories will add up and it's healthier for you.

user banned 17 kids; Boston, MA, United States 9473 posts
Jun 11th '13
Quoting Rd.:" I get like that when I'm stressed!"


me too, which is usually my excuse but i dont think im under any obvious stress right now, or i cant place it.

user banned 17 kids; Boston, MA, United States 9473 posts
Jun 11th '13
Quoting Colt's mommy:" not even small things, like carrots and other veggies plain or dipped in hummus? A thing of yogurt? ... [snip!] ... An apple or orange? Just eat small things through out the day if you can. The calories will add up and it's healthier for you."


yeah i should get into hummus i think that is one thing i could do, even at work.

Crystal 3 kids; Hephzibah, Georgia 15566 posts
Jun 11th '13
Quoting cunning cuniculi:" but if i was in starvation mode wouldnt i want to eat? i go through all our cupboards, fridge, freezer...meh. ... [snip!] ... possibly even weak and lightheaded if i stand up too fast. this has been going on for a while but i cant just eat. idk..."

No, not necessarily. It's not about you feeling like you need to eat or your stomach growling its feed me growl. It's your body lacking what it needs, so it keeps everything.

user banned 3 kids; Ontario 10942 posts
Jun 11th '13

More then I get. lol

I usually only eat once a day and thats dinner. lol It is not enough tho. lol

All I ate yesterday was a toasted tomato and cheese sandwich. lol So far today nothing. lol