1080 is nearing starvation, plus you are exercising -- which means you're probably netting about 650-700 calories for the day. I'm guessing that your BMR is probably around 1500 - 1600 calories per day -- which is what your body burns just so it can function (brain, heart, lungs, etc). The weight your losing may be from muscle and organ mass.
Not that it's any of my business, but I would be very careful & strongly recommend adding at least 200-400 calories to your meal plan.
I have 42lbs to lose, but IMO health is really then end goal.
yeah for me, some days I just don't want to eat that much. or life gets crazy and I can't fit it all into one day. But I'm pretty good at making up for it My typical days are anywhere between 1200-1500 calories, and occasionally I eat less when the day just lends itself to, well, eating less. I think that day I added a salad at dinner? so ended up at around 1200.
This is great advice.. Mabye the best advice for anyone wanting to lose weight. Journaling (aka Tracking) has proven to be one of the best weight loss tools ever invented. Set a calorie target and track you meals. You will be amazed at the results. A key benefit is flexibility. If you have a day you exceed your calorie target, you will know why and how many calories you are over. With this kind of feedback, you can burn the equivalent number of calories in exercise and still stay on track to meet you weight loss goals.
Tracks what you have eaten (up to 6 meals/snacks per day), and how much more you can eat, each day. Subtracts your exercise so you know what your REAL calorie count is. Set your own goals and targets. You can track sodium, saturated fat, cholesterol, calcium, and sugar, in addition to calories, total fat, carbs, protein, and fiber. Automatic food database updates itself regularly; also, if it isn't in the database you can easily add your own foods and meals!
I actually have the Calorie King book. It's the perfect size to fit in my purse or lunch bag. It's the 2009 edition but it's still accurate. I'll probably get the new edition next year and give the one I have now to the library or something.
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