Not Seeing Any Changes

I am 4 months postpartum from baby #2. The first month and a half i put in no effort to losing weight and dropped from 171-150. Since then i have begun working out 3-6. Times a week depending on m schedule. I eat 600-1000 calories a day. I cheat once or twice a week. BUT i am not seeing anymore weight drop. I have always weighed between 95-115 pounds at 5 foot 4 inches. I am super uncomfortable with my body. i have accepted the fact i will never be that small again but i would like to be between 130-125.
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  • stephentessla
    stephentessla Posts: 13 Member
    I do not will look into it! I am not sure how to up my calories it gives me extreme anxiety i have battled eating disorders most of my life and have always been super restrictive if i bump up to 1200 calories would i accumulate more fat?
  • CMNVA
    CMNVA Posts: 733 Member
    Your calories cannot be accurate. They just can't. Get a food scale and really measure.
  • s_moore25
    s_moore25 Posts: 8 Member
    Please talk to your dr. You do not want to spiral into another battle with ED. At a minimum you need 1200 calories a day, and even more if you're breastfeeding. Please go talk to your doctor, good luck.
  • stephentessla
    stephentessla Posts: 13 Member
    Thank you all for responding
  • CMNVA
    CMNVA Posts: 733 Member
    edited March 2018
    I only eat one actual meal a day usually one piece of baked chicken or porkchop with a vegetable. I snack on 1 hardboiled egg in the afternoon or half of an avacado. My calories are pretty low.

    Well, that does sound awfully low.

    I do agree with the others that you should discuss with your doctor.

    Hormones, breastfeeding, etc. can all mess with weight loss. I know that too low of calories, at some point, can be problematic, but you should be seeing something. I know people with eating disorders can have issues due to binge eating; however, true anorexics don't remain heavy. I'm not saying you are an anorexic but I'm trying to make the analogy that starving yourself doesn't make you keep all the weight on. If that were the case, anorexics would never die from this.
  • TavistockToad
    TavistockToad Posts: 35,719 Member
    I only eat one actual meal a day usually one piece of baked chicken or porkchop with a vegetable. I snack on 1 hardboiled egg in the afternoon or half of an avacado. My calories are pretty low.

    so 600-1000 cals is a massive over exaggeration then?
  • stephentessla
    stephentessla Posts: 13 Member
    I only eat one actual meal a day usually one piece of baked chicken or porkchop with a vegetable. I snack on 1 hardboiled egg in the afternoon or half of an avacado. My calories are pretty low.

    so 600-1000 cals is a massive over exaggeration then?



    My liquid calories make up for the difference. Not soda. But different Teas coffee with cream milk ect.
  • gamesandgains
    gamesandgains Posts: 640 Member
    I stopped reading at "600 calories a day". Consult with a nutritionist or your doctor. You're not going to see any consistent or healthy progressive with the caloric intake you're eating.
  • Lesscookies12
    Lesscookies12 Posts: 140 Member
    Please see your health care provider ASAP. None of us can or should be advising you about this.

    I agree with you.
  • Ruatine
    Ruatine Posts: 3,424 Member
    I'm just going to drop this here and hope you read it: http://community.myfitnesspal.com/en/discussion/10614692/of-pregnancy-stretchmarks-and-motherhood

    Please be kind to yourself, OP.
  • butterfli7o
    butterfli7o Posts: 1,319 Member
    Your post has set off a lot of alarms. Please, please talk to your doctor.
  • TavistockToad
    TavistockToad Posts: 35,719 Member
    1000 is usually the days i cheat. 600 is my best. Exp. Yesterday i consmed 668clories but and thats my typical but some days i add more food as cheeses or noodles or potatoes that i wont eat on a good day.

    Eating 600cals is not a 'good' day.