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proof that eating enough matters!

I just wanted to share with you guys a very happy experience I've just had. I've been a troubled eater for years... I am always on a starve/binge cycle and recently I've been doing more reading on the damage that that does to the metabolism. I never go over 1200 calories out of this fear that I will gain weight ( really I'm just confusing weight gain with the feeling of being full!), and I've been stuck with 10 pounds to lose for years. I decided that it was time once and for all to treat my body better and add a little more healthy food to my daily routine, in hopes to re-adjust my metabolism and restore my health.It was a very scary thing for me to do...and I was sure I would gain weight, and I was even preparing myself for that. Its been two weeks now of 1500 cals a day, lots of brown rice, veggies, oatmeal, cheese and meats( I usually restrict myself only to atkins bars during the week and a weekend binge on a cheeseburger deluxe...bad habits) and I've lost 4 pounds. I'm so happy to be treating my body better, and I just thought that all of you non-believers out there trying to starver yourselves would benefit from my experience because I too was a non-believer. You need to eat to lose weight... you and your body will be happy:)

Fri. Feb 17, 4:54pm

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Amen, sister. Good work! Thanks for the reminder to eat well.

Friday, February 17, 2006, 5:01 PM

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Excellent information. Thanks for sharing. You don't have to starve yourself, especially if you're active. The furnace needs fuel to keep burning. No fuel, no fire.

Friday, February 17, 2006, 5:05 PM

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If you eat too few calories your body starts to store the fat because it is not sure when more food will be coming. You may also lose muscle. You just need to eat every few hours with healthy food and it will help your metabolism.

Friday, February 17, 2006, 9:45 PM

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