Question on losing too much!!
on 1/14/13 1:02 am
Yep. Been there, done that. Check out my ticker...and I'm down another pound this week. I have been fighting this battle, slowly upping my calories to numbers that seem awfully scary high.
So, the same thing applies when maintaining as when losing: if you burn more calories than you eat you will lose. If you don't, you won't. Which is another way of saying that no, in fact, you are not eating enough - or at least not eating enough of slightly higher calorie foods.
I would suggest tracking what you're eating on a site like myfitnesspal.com and gradually increasing your calories by 100/day say once every week or two until you stop losing. What I found happens is I raise my calories, the loss stops, my metabolism speeds up and I start losing again. So I end up raising mine about every 3-4 weeks.
You can raise your calories by eating higher calorie foods rather than more food if you prefer - nuts, nut butters, oils, avacados, full fat dressings, 1% or 2% milk or yogurts (not all at once, obviously but any of these will help you add calories).
Highest weight: 335 lbs, BMI 50.9
Pre-op weight: 319 lbs, BMI 48.5
Current range: 140-144, BMI 21.3 - 22
175+ lbs lost, maintaining since February 2012
I am going through the same thing right now. I was sleeved on 1/23/12 and have gone about 30 lbs. lower than what I thought my goal would be. I mentally told myself I would be happy to be 160 lbs. This morning I weighed 132. I have been trying to stop losing for several months and find that I do well during the week at work when I am on a schedule but on weekends I don't tend to eat as much so I lose what I gain during the week. I don't see a lot of others on here complaining about losing too much and I really find it a concern of mine. I would be happy to stay around 140. I'm 5'5" and 57 years old.
on 1/14/13 7:13 am