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  1. Reindeer

    My Calorie Restriction

    I am having new "passion" from yesterday, I started green smoothies))) Wow this is so great! I read Victoria Boutenko book "Green for life" and now I tried it and I loved green smoothies! It gives me freshness and energy. I do green smoothies with celery, spinach and parsley, and half of banana. One glass of green smoothie with banana is about 70 calories, and without banana (I tried with carrot) 25 calories) - very CR! and after smoothie I feel like I ate a cow LOL.
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    My Calorie Restriction

    Here is president of CR society tells about slowing metabolism on CR as good thing prolonging life span and health span: http://am.blogs.cnn.com/2010/04/16/should-you-severely-restrict-calories/ For me this is very inspiring! I ordered his book and can't wait to read!!!
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    My Calorie Restriction

    Taurus , no actually my BMI is about 18. My height is 156 cm and weight is between 44.0 and 44.9. These days I started to check my hormonal levels on ovulation because I want to stay normal healthy woman who able to give a birth. So I noticed that my body increasing and decreasing my calorie needs depending on that. So I am not going to stay every day straight 44.0... And I m increasing my calories for hormones. I am very careful. And I was eating plenty of proteins lately and vegetables . Thanks, Taurus, I will check your links!
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    My Calorie Restriction

    Thank you, Kat! Yes I think low metabolism makes our body to need less food! Person with low metabolism eats less but doesn't lose weight, has lower body temperature, lower heart and breath rate and therefore is more healthy...and looks younger)...ah and also they sleep less and therefore they can do more in their life.
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    My Calorie Restriction

    Today I even ate soybeans - they are good source of proteins! I never ate them before. And I ate dates! I am doing good! much better than just drinking tea during whole week and then eating ice-cream and сereals in big amounts.
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    My Calorie Restriction

    Guest_KKat_*, Taurus, keithsct - thank you so much for wanting to help and for your advices! I will track nutrients and I will be careful. Actually what I do now is much more healthy and good than my practice before, when I didn't eat for several days at all and then I ate non healthy food like ice-cream or fried potatoes. My goal was to become a breatharian like Jasmuheen! I just got into habit of this food limitation (my normal weight on "trying to become breatharian" got into 45 kg with my periods OK every month) and I already can not go back to "normal" eating, with "normal" eating I feel bad, I can get even sick. This summer I finally accepted that I have physical NEED FOR FOOD and IT'S OK and I tried raw foodism and ate a lot of fresh fruits and vegetables and I noticed I started to gain weight and I didn't like it. So in September when I started my CR practice I was more than my normal weight and now I am just 1 kg less than my previous normal weight and I want to keep my weight as it is now - 44 kg. I will increase my calories if it will go down. I am so happy that I am practicing more healthy way now, now I EAT EVERY DAY) and as I normally feel indifferent to food in general, now I started to understand the pleasure of eating very small amounts of food like nuts, seeds, dried fruis - they are very delicious! I even not sure I want to become a breatharian any more))) I count my calories now to understand what is my physical need for food? how many calories are my physical need for food now after all my experiments with diets and fastings ( I had pure water fastings up to 21 days in the past) and becoming breatharian. I just want to understand my body.
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    My Calorie Restriction

    Sounds like me! LOL Hi KKat! And what happened with you after that? Did you lost control and started to eat everything? I had experience with real anorexia (physical depletion) and with big lost of weight when I was 16. I remember I felt very weak and not energetic at all. I wanted to eat but I forced myself not to eat and I was just laying in bed and hating myself for wanting to eat. And finally I lost my periods for 6 months and my mom brought me to doctor and doctor told me to start eating. I didn't want to start eating but eventually I just lost control and started to eat everything and gain even more weight than before this diet. 'KKat' are you sure that what you had was anorexia? Now everything is totally different for me. I don't force myself not to eat, I just don't want to eat much. I don't think I have anorexia. This is from Wiki http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anorexia_nervosa
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    My Calorie Restriction

    keithsct, thank you! I will read about DRI. I am from US, but I am Russian. I was practicing my food limitation without knowing any info from CR Society. May be my asking Bob Cavanaugh of his calories was outside of CR society etiquette - then I apologize!
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    My Calorie Restriction

    Wow 10 years! And how many calories do you eat now?)) Yes I like to be precise! sometimes it can feel bad...like couple last days I ate more than 800! and I was thinking "Oh NO it's too much!" and it made me upset...May be it's better not to count at all. But I want to count for to see my progress in making my metabolism lower and lower (my dream)...And making my calories less and less as less as possible (LOL only I am afraid that reality will be that with losing weight, the need of my body in calories will grow...but it's ok, I can be patient) I think I was eating more last year, but I didn't count calories and now I feel pity that I can't analyse and compare my last year and this year. (Sorry for my English)
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    My Calorie Restriction

    But this is all question of metabolism, isn't it. Everybody is different! Can be small person with high metabolism and such person would eat a lot, or can be somebody big and tall but with low metabolism and he would eat very small calories. I do want to make my metabolism low...but yes if I will feel I need more calories, I will eat more. If I would have anorexia, I would feel week and exhausted. But I do feel active and great! There is a question btw that I want to ask: people who get anorexia, do they start to sleep more than before? or less than before. I think I became to sleep less.
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    My Calorie Restriction

    Hi! No I don't track vitamins and minerals, I try to listen to my body what is it's need and to eat what I feel it's need. I eat nuts and seeds and honey and sometimes fruits and vegetables, sometimes cheese. Actually I was losing weight recently and now I like it and don't really want to lose it more for now. It's 44.0 kg (96.8lbs). This is what I want to keep! ( I am 5.1 height- 156 sm).
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    My Calorie Restriction

    Hi everybody, I am 30 y o female, practicing calorie restriction lifestyle for several years without intention, from 2010 with real understanding and intention, and from September 2011 with counting calories and liquids, checking body temperature and pulse. In spring 2011 made blood tests - all was normal. I feel great and never sick! My everyday calories here: http://calorierestriction.webs.com/ Is there somebody who is doing the same??? reindeer
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