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Old 12-12-2012, 22:47   #11
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Determining carb levels is better done by using your meter like this, so you can get a personalized food plan for your own individual metabolism. When you delete carbs from your meals, you can add in fats to replace them, so there's no need for a low-calorie program because it's the carbs which make us fat - not calories. If weight is an issue, it will melt away as you continue eating low-carb/high-fat. Fats do not make us fat, they give us energy and they don't raise our blood sugar. Fats are some of the healthiest foods we can eat.

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measuring my weight and bmi it came to 1400

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What program are you using that gives this information? 1400 calories is barely enough to sustain basic function, let alone raise six children.

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On the low carb, high good fats diet for three months, I never counted calories. I just counted carbs. And I have been losing weight at a very healthy 1-2 pounds a week.

Even when my BG seemed to be stalled for a while last month, I still continued to lose weight. Again, as Shanny said, it is carbs that cause weight gain, not the fat you eat. And if you continue to eat low calorie, your body will think it is starving and the cravings will get worse. Honestly the cravings for carbs go away after being on this diet, I don't even think about them any more. And I find I am just naturally less hungry and eat less now anyway.

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Originally Posted by amy42 View Post
measuring my weight and bmi it came to 1400
The BMI itself is weight-centric, so why would you use it (weight) twice to calculate your EER (estimated energy requirement). Nutritionists have a formula to calculate the EER. Personally I think it is a lot of assumptive science & I don't prescribe to it. You can learn more here.

Based upon the BMR (basal metabolic rate) the body requires around 1600 calories in a day just doing nothing. Again this is assumptive, but seriously 1400 is low. Do give HF/LC a try as others have suggested, and forget these formulas.

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