Not eating enough?

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Hi there. I’m 63 and a graphic designer so I work at a computer most of the day. So I do the regular things that most people do, but am largely sedentary.  I’ve started a keto diet and it suits me but I’m not that hungry so am averaging between 700 -900 calories a day. People tell me that that is no good and that this is slowing my metabolism. Do I need to eat more? I’m not sure what to do. It seems odd to me to eat if I feel I don’t need to. I am trying to eat more fat than protein and my carb count is very low (around 15). Can you advise what I should do?

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Hi! I too sit at my computer a minimum of 40 hours per week! Finding time to take 20 minute walks in the evening have helped me to increase my exercise and get moving! As far as not eating enough goes, that low of calories is not the best thing HOWEVER if you are not hungry, keep doing what you’re doing. Our bodies are so beautifully made that it is burning the fat already in your body and using it for fuel. Throwing in more food just so you get a star on your macros won’t lead to weight loss. If you are intentionally not eating your recommended amount but hungry then we have a different problem. One idea to keep your metabolism going is to practice intermittent fasting a few days a week. You can still have the same amount of food but split into 2 meals instead of three. Sounds like you’re doing great. Listen to your body and not outside influences. You’ve got this!

Becky, CHC

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