Lolli wrote:I'm talking in general. People comment on how little I eat... so I started to think it's maybe unhealthy to not eat more.
Right now I'm at a level of eating around 950 calories a day - and I'm not dieting. I counted a few days, to check how much it added up to. It just doesn't add up to more. Once a month I have a hamburger and a coke, otherwise I think I eat pretty healthy. Mostly.
40 days, huh... well, that'd be starvation.
drpw wrote:I have no medical experience and my theory of food is loosely based off of a few studies I've read, personal experience, and wishful thinking.
There is an organ similar to your brain that is connected to your digestive system. When you eat something your body records what nutrients are in it and banks that in the old gut memory. Your body knows whether it needs more nutrients and what kinds, hence your hunger for certain amounts of certain things. Following this theory, I try not to let my brain worry too much about what I eat, instead letting my stomach do the nutritional calculations. Following this logic, I usually eat somewhere between 2000 and 4000 calories a day depending on my activity. I eat as much as I am hungry for of whatever it is I feel like. If 950 calories is what you're hungry for, then (by my logic) that's probably how much you should be eating.
drpw wrote:When you eat something your body records what nutrients are in it and banks that in the old gut memory.
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