I am falling under the 1200 cal. mark fairly consistently for the last week.
1. Gall bladder removed last week (cholecystectomy). Per Dr.'s orders, extremely low fat and cholesterol diet for 4 weeks, NO full fat dairy products allowed; absolutely no cheeses, no ice cream😱, no sour cream, use caution with yogurts. Had a plain egg one day.🤢 Had 10 grams of fat in one meal another day. 😬 Won't repeat that either! I eat a LOT of veggies and about 2 - 3 oz of baked chicken 2x per day. Getting really tired of it. No more than 12 grams of walnuts per day (in my a.m. oatmeal).
2. Pre-diabetic. Love carbs, fruit and all sugary beverages, treats,etc. Have to be very mindful. Doing remarkably well here. Pat me on the back.
3. High blood pressure in past. On meds from 2011-2017. Learned to watch salt and walk more. Off BP meds. Have to be extremely diligent with Na. (1500mg max). Do ok here. Enough to stay off meds, but becoming borderline again.
Pre-surgery I did fine hanging around 1500 -1800 calories. Just struggling now and looking for suggestions. Weight is still dropping, but don't won't to mess up my system more.