Originally Posted by hud01
Edit: I was consuming about 1,100 calories a day
Glad to hear that you lost your weight, but this is an unhealthy amount of calories for the vast majority of people. Unless you're an incredibly small person or you're so morbidly obese that your life is in imminent danger and you're being supervised by a doctor, it's pretty much never good to drop below12-1400 calories a day. People will often lose pounds on that many, but a fair bit of it is muscle loss, which ultimately does you a huge disservice. Losing muscle means that you lower your basal metabolic rate, which leaves you an awful lot more likely to gain that weight back and then some. The heavier your body is, the more calories you burn, the more you can eat, the faster your metabolism is, etc. It's about finding a healthy balance and keeping healthy pounds (muscle). 1100 calories a day is not a realistic number to maintain, so if you waste your body away to the point where it's only capable of burning about that much, you're forced to stay that low. It's just bad business.