my name is Alyssa and I am 19 years old, 5 foot 5 and 125 pounds. I just started the CR diet a couple weeks ago and I am finding it fairly easy to stick to 1000 calories a day by eating mainly fruits and veggies, some meat for dinner, yogurt, and sometimes a piece of whole grain bread as well as a multivitamin daily. It isn't much different from how I normally eat so that's why I'm not having much difficulty adapting. I am using a website called caloriecount on which you input what food you have eaten throughout the day and it tells you how many calories you have consumed as well as which nutrients you are lacking in. So far it seems like I am meeting all of my recommended daily intakes for my vitamins although I would like to purchase the computer program that goes with the "Beyond the 120 Year Diet" book. Should I be trying to eat even fewer calories or should I stick to 1000? Also, I work out 4 days a week, what should I be eating before I work out that doesn't conflict with this diet? Thanks!