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Oct. 15, 2013 at 5:24 pm

I was wondering if you guys have ever tried the 600 calorie diet where basically you eat only that amount every day. It's supposed to make you lose weight fast, but idk if I should do it, so if you have any suggestions or tips, I would love it.

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AnInkling replied...
Oct. 17, 2013 at 5:11 pm

I would definately not suggest do that! That is not enough food at all. 
 
If you want to lose weight, a better way to do it would be to join some year round sport team or start working out. The former is a little bit easier to lose weight on since you will have a coach drilling you. Find a sport you like and try that instead.

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Oct. 18, 2013 at 1:36 am

I definitely agree with AnInkling. The best way to be of a healthy weight is to eat the right kinds of foods and exercise.
 
Reliable dietary changes should be lifelong if you expect them to have any lasting effect. Eating 600 calories per day is not going to sustain you long term. It will be hard to get the nutrition that you need. You might end up deficient in vitamins and minerals, and find yourself tired and hungry a lot of the time. It's a bad idea.
 
Try to find some way to fit exercise into your day (joining a sport team is a really good and fun way to do that), and avoid junk food.

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Choirgirl replied...
Oct. 19, 2013 at 9:36 pm

I agree also.  A 600 calorie diet can be very unhealthy.  If you are concerened about your weight, talk to your primary doctor and cut back on your calorie intake SLOWLY and only if your doctor says you need to because of health risks.  Also moderate exercise weekly is also important in a healthy lifestyle.

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Oct. 26, 2013 at 1:13 pm

The average diabetic can only ingest 2,000 calories a day, otherwise they will be putting their body in serious risk that can result in death. 600 calories a day would eventually make you pass out. It would also result in malnourishment, which would in turn result in a decrease in muscle, decrease in enamel on your teeth, dry and brittle hair, bald spots on your head, hair in abnormal places (i.e. on the small of you back), dehydration, loss of sleep, etc. The list goes on and on.
 
Conclusion: do not go on the 600-calorie diet unless you want to end up in the hospital.

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Oct. 26, 2013 at 10:56 pm

Peace, while I do agree with most of what you just said, you really should specify which type of Diabetes you are reffering to. There is a huge difference between them. Also, I'm not entirely sure why you brought Diabetes into the conversation...I'm a bit confused here. :/
 
My body is weird, and I gain weight on anythign more than 600 calories. I'm not even hungry most of the time eating 500 a day. My portions are tiny, and they were like that before I started trying to lose weight or even counted how many calories I was eating. I used one of those online counters once and it said that my body needed about 2,300 a day. So that day, I figured out what I'd need to eat to reach that number, and it was a huge amount of food compared to what I usually eat. Then I counted up the calories from an average day and got about 500.

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The_Health_Radical replied...
Oct. 27, 2013 at 7:02 pm

It also depends on what you eat. If you ate 500 calories of apples, you would eat over 15 apples. To actually do it safely, it would be  best to eat a variety of low calorie fruits and vegetables.

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