I know a lot of the people here are nutritional gods, so I thought I would ask this question;
My girlfriend eats only a couple hundred calories a day (she actually counts the calories, so it's not just a guess).
Sometimes she actually does enough cardio that it puts her in negative calories (according to the calorie counter on the treadmill, who knows how accurate that is though).
I'm just wondering, what is this doing to her?
How bad is this?
She said she had a bad eating disorder when she was younger, went to hospital etc (i think the eating disorder was that she didn't eat, not that she ate too much), and she said as a result she has an incredibly slow metabolism and therefore she 'has to eat only a couple hundred calories a day to lose weight'.
Is such a thing even possible?
Repping serious answers.
**EDIT** My post #26 for those who don't read the full thread:
Cheers for the replies everyone.
I spoke to her a bit more and found out some more information.
She said she aims to eat no more than 500 calories day, and I think she averages around 300 calories a day.
I think she's only been doing it since the start of January, she said she only intends to do it until she loses 11 - 18 lbs.
She weights between 121lbs and 132lbs, she won't tell me the exact amount. But clearly she's definately not fat.
I she's right in the middle of the 'healthy weight range' for that BMI rating thing.
She said after she loses that weight, she'll go back to eating 1,000 calories or so again.
She is losing weight rapidly. Like 4 - 6lbs a week. So she definately isn't eating that much food if she's losing that much weight, especially since her weight is relatively low to begin with.
She said her ideal physique is that of the female swimsuit models.
If she only does it for January and that's it, will it have a significant impact on her? Or is it alright if she's only doing this short term?
Also I'll rep everyone who posted in this thread but it'll take a little while to get around to everyone.
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