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So.... almost no food

If you were going to eat ALMOST nothing for just a little while, WHAT would you eat ?

Wed. Apr 2, 10:00pm

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I wouldn't. If you really want to know about eating disorders you might want to look somewhere else. Peertrainer about being healthy. And eating almost nothing is about being anorexic.

Wednesday, April 02, 2008, 10:06 PM

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Yes, you're better off googling "how to be anorexic" - tons of results.

Wednesday, April 02, 2008, 10:46 PM

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Wow holy crap - you are right...

Wednesday, April 02, 2008, 10:48 PM

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There's really no reason to eat almost no food. You can lose weight on a low calorie diet that has enough calories to feed your body.
All I can say food wise is make sure you eat balanced. Your body needs every food group.
I know people will warn you about all sorts of things and I am no different. I have been on a very low cal diet for almost a year now and they don't lie when they tell you the problems you will have.
I have lost a huge amount of hair, as well as other icky things to talk about.
Just be patient with yourself and eat healthy.
Trust me it will come off if you lower not cut out calories.

Wednesday, April 02, 2008, 10:49 PM

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I'll bite! I'd eat ice cream and every kind of crap I could think of so I could at least get the right amount of fat and calories into my diet!! hee hee hee

Thursday, April 03, 2008, 9:28 AM

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an actual answer if survival is the problem

I went through a one-month period of my life with NO MONEY. This is what I ate:

1) oatmeal
2) potatos

Note that this will not sustain life over a long period of time. It was a miserable month, I was hungry all the time, and I didn't even lose a lot of weight. However, I didn't starve to death and since carbs are good brain fuel I was able to function with a heavy graduate course load.

Both of these are available in bulk v. cheap. Both are not "bad" in and of themselves (unlike, say, Ramen noodles). However, a steady diet of these 2 things will not help you lose weight.

Thursday, April 03, 2008, 9:39 AM

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I would eat a huge amount of green leafy vegetables, beans, and fruit.

Thursday, April 03, 2008, 9:48 AM

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Eating almost no food will trigger your body to go into "starvation mode". Your body thinks it is starving, and it begins storing fat to ensure your survival. Not a good idea.

Thursday, April 03, 2008, 6:09 PM

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PP - so at 800 or less calories a day I would get fatter ?

hmmmm not sure... see bumped thread...


Thursday, April 03, 2008, 6:25 PM

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At 800 calories a day you may not get fatter. But you will not be getting healthier. Anorexics have terrible heart problems among many other things. LIke they said before, google "How to be Anorexic" if that is what your going for.

Thursday, April 03, 2008, 9:11 PM

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Almost no food, or almost no cals?
I'm going to assume the latter and say:
eat 1 egg and some kind of lean bacon or sausage link for breakfast with fruit (total around 400 cals)
eat 1 can light tuna wlettuce cups and fruit
(total around 300 cals)
eat lg. handful nuts and raisins
(total around 300 cals)
eat 2 packets unsweetened oatmeal right before bed so you sleep through the night
(total around 200 cals)
Total cals= 1200

Thursday, April 03, 2008, 10:20 PM

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I guess really what to you is almost no food.
How many calories are we talkin?
A person can lose on 800 calories a day. But over a sustained period of time it will mess your body up.
Your whole system not just well I don't feel well kinda thing.

Friday, April 04, 2008, 2:23 AM

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a lesson in calorie density

Almost no food or almost no calories is a HUGE difference.

Examples, ALL about 1500 calories

20 pounds of celery (150 12" stalks)
3 pounds (9 cups) of rice
5 Snickers bar
8 oz. (about 1 cup) peanut butter
6 oz. olive oil

Friday, April 04, 2008, 9:04 AM

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DON'T EAT ALMOST NOTHING - Eat almost no calories... Fruits and veggies, juice water, even egg whites. Fat free dressing, that way you'll lose weight and won't make your self sick.

Friday, April 04, 2008, 9:38 AM

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9:04 - 9:38 - Wow cool.


Friday, April 04, 2008, 11:06 AM

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Yes, thanks. You starvation supporters and seekers are a modern parody of Darwinism. We should definitely encourage this behavior so that the weakest links - physiologically and psychologically, of which this is a stellar example - will at best make their exit from this world quicker and at worst find it difficult to reproduce their faulty DNA.


Friday, April 04, 2008, 2:23 PM

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Ha Ha 2:23 you are funny.
You know I think pro-ana is totally uncool- that is not what I am saying - i just mean if you were going to go pretty hard on your diet for a while what would be essential to fit in there.
Not saying long term or in a neurotic way - thanks for wanting me dead, I'll bear that in mind :o)


Friday, April 04, 2008, 3:56 PM

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Fully loaded pizza on whole wheat crust...that way you cover most of your bases with one food. Vary the veggies and meat on top. Add pineapple for fruit.

Friday, April 04, 2008, 8:03 PM

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I think some really great, low-cal, nutrient rich foods are:

1. almost all fruits and vegetables - apples, oranges, berries, small bananas, green beans, broccoli, spinach, tomatoes, mushrooms and lettuce are my staples
2. oatmeal (steel cut) or oat bran - 250 cals in 2/3 cup
3. any unsweetened yogurt, I love the Greek style - 120 cals in 1 cup
4. Vegetable soups - about 150-200 cals in those giant cans
5. Light tofu

Saturday, April 05, 2008, 9:08 AM

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OP - here's part of a short term, 7 day menu from a Biggest Loser trainer. It's intended for seven days only.

B: 6 egg whites and green vegetables (cooked w/o butter or oil)
L: up to 5 oz. low sodium turkey or ham, lettuce, tomato
D: 6oz. chicken breast or fish, steamed greens

water w/splash cranberry juice

Sunday, April 06, 2008, 8:19 PM

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to each his own

Unless I lived in a vacuum, I could NOT stick to that plan, even for a week. And if I did, I would probably binge eat a whole thing of ice cream sandwiches on Day 8. You can eat WAY more food for 1200 calories.

Monday, April 07, 2008, 11:32 AM

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Has anyone seen how many threads there are about the Master Cleanse? Its practically the same thing..extreme starvation. I remember the days when Ephedra/Metabolife was popular. I took it, like many others, and ate practically nothing. I got down to a gaunt 96lbs and was thrilled to have achieved that waifish look, only to discover that the real reason I was so thin and had no appetite was because I had cancer. Near-starvation diets weaken the immune system and lead to horrible health problems. Please reconsider.

Monday, April 07, 2008, 11:45 PM

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11:45 - thank you for the warning - i agree starvation is bad, but getting a decent amount of very healthy calories (like the stuff the posters are stickin' on here above)- say 1000 or so is okay - right ?

I am not talking about going under 800 and ephedra is NG.

Tuesday, April 08, 2008, 10:03 AM

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11:45 here again....if you're going to go that low in calories, take your vitamins and supplements! I do JuicePlus, which is all natural and pricey, but I have been in remission for years without traditional medical interventions.

Tuesday, April 08, 2008, 10:55 PM

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Just to clarify - the Biggest Loser trainer 7 day menu comes to about 1000 or so calories with the two snacks, and with some of the dinners there 'unlimited greens' - so it's not that extreme. And depending upon what your daily calorie intake is for weight loss, it might be the difference of a few hundred calories. Mine is 1200 - so dropping another 200 calories isn't that much. Anyway, the 7 day thing is a menu very low in sodium and intended to shed water weight. Not everyone wants to do these things, but for those who do, it's an option.

Tuesday, April 08, 2008, 11:16 PM

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