Guest amy100 Posted June 11, 2015 Report Share Posted June 11, 2015 My name is Amy I am new to these forms. During my reading I read that if your BMI falls under 18.5 that might not be good, my BMI is naturally under 18.5 it's naturally in recent years a 16, it did speed up slightly with age my metabolism did. At the end of my senior year of high school I weighed about 100 to 104 at 5'2 and a half I weigh 93 now, I for the longest time I have been maintain 90 to 95 pounds, but in September got really stressed at dropped to 81 pounds. But I was somewhat nervous because of how low that was so I started eating a bit more. I am 30 now. In recent years I have been eating close to 2000 calories a day, but I would like to possibly cut own to 1500 to 1700 calories a day to practice calorie restriction. I really worry a lot about dying and I want to live as long as I possibly can. I am open to lowering calories down to 1000 to 1400, but I want to start at 1500 to 1700 and see how that effects me first. Another thing about me is I in recent years have become more concerned about wasting food, I view it if you can get by on less it is better for the world around you. To me I am not sure how studies exactly work out as far as calorie restriction goes. I assume they would have shown that it is the amount of calories that you restrict from at the beginning, I assume to maintain 100 I would have to eat 3000 so I might already be doing calorie restriction at 2000 but I don't feel hungry normally on a day to day bases so I assume I am not doing calorie restriction as to where I would find the benefits. I think under 85 pounds would be very low because It is getting under a BMI of 15 for my height so I would want to be careful with that for the most part. I don't see why as long as one is getting in all their nutrition one should set under 18.5 as the cut off because being slightly under that is not likely to be a problem, but or me I would be a bit worried about being to far under it mainly under a BMI of 15 or 14 if not 15. I am somewhat open to seeing my weight go down to 80 but not really under that I would be concerned. When I was 81 pounds many at my work told me I was just naturally thin and everyone's body is different. Does anyone have any thoughts on this, I am naturally thin but really want to live as long as I can, I would like to practice modest calorie restriction but be careful with my weight at the same time. Also my current resting heart rate is really high and I exercise , would restricting calories help lower it? I walk around the house all day long never sitting still for every long at all I am pretty much on my feet all day long. Than I simply have been doing 20 to 30 minutes of cardio on a treadmill walking 4.5 to 4.7 minute miles on an incline of about 5 or 7 lately. I do three weight lifting days a week combined with sit ups. My resting heart rate when I had it checked last was 110 shocking I know, I felt defeated and cried because I felt like all my hard work for my health is not paying off. I feel in good shape on the treadmill my heart rate usually gets up to 150 or 160. I can't run anymore because of my knee but years ago with running a couple years ago without running for a year I tried to run one mile as fast as I could and I believe I was able to get it down to 6 minutes 40 seconds on the treadmill my heart rate did get up high than but I don't know how high. I feel in good shape I have good energy I feel healthy, my fiancé says he hardly know anyone as healthy as me. But it's just my resting heart rate is so high, I heard if your heart rate is high at rest than you won't live as long. Amy Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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