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CR for ectomorph?


Pierrot
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Hi, I' a new member!

I tried instinctively caloric restriction mixed with intermittent fasting (since a few mounths), but the thing is that I am really skinny now, I lost all my muscles.
I am 1'80 m, I am an ectomorph and I weight around 61kg, and I eat around ~2600 kcal a day.

If I continue, am I gonna continue to lose weight?
What should I do otherwise?

Thank you,

Have a nice day!

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When you learn more about it, cr benefits are from using the minimum energy with cold exposure, but without going below healthy BMI. With practice, you can achieve it. You may have been doing it before and now you went overboard. Many people, but not everyone NEED to lose weight. I am 67, way underweight at 40 kg and 1.6 meters.

look for more science about it.

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8 hours ago, Pierrot said:

tried instinctively caloric restriction mixed with intermittent fasting (since a few mounths), but the thing is that I am really skinny now, I lost all my muscles.
I am 1'80 m, I am an ectomorph and I weight around 61kg, and I eat around ~2600 kcal a day.

If I continue, am I gonna continue to lose weight?
What should I do otherwise?

You should weigh yourself every day and decide what to do. At BMI = 18.8 kgm-2, you are at the edge of serious CR. Do you like your skinny look? Have you practiced optimized CR (eating all required micronutrients, amminoacids and so on? Are your blood values all right? 

If you need time to decide, you may want to eat more until your weight stabilizes. Probably a BMI of 20 kgm-2 is less extreme. Opinions in this forum differ, very few people like a very low BMI (in the assumption that it increases longevity), some people believe that too low is not optimal, other people, like myself, prefer to keep a higher BMI, with a low or moderate adiposity.

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7 hours ago, mgoktas20 said:

Hi i am like you too but have some differences. I am 19.5 years old, 1'73m and 53 kg without CR. And i walk approximately 25 minutes everyday at a normal pace without stopping.

So what do you recommend us?

At BMI = 17.7 kg m-2 you are in serious CR, you too should decide if to keep up with it, if you decide yes, then you should read all relevant threads in this forum to survive healthily with a very low BMI (tracking your food intake religiously, eating all micronutrients and EAAs, supplementing, checking regularly your blood parameters, blood pressure and so on...)

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3 hours ago, paula said:

When you learn more about it, cr benefits are from using the minimum energy with cold exposure, but without going below healthy BMI. With practice, you can achieve it. You may have been doing it before and now you went overboard. Many people, but not everyone NEED to lose weight. I am 67, way underweight at 40 kg and 1.6 meters.

look for more science about it.

At BMI = 15.6 kg m-2 you are probably the skinniest in the forum! I remember you were trying to gain weight, what's the impediment? Some form of anorexia? Naturally ultra-lean phenotype?

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