I am a morbidly obese 23 year old female, almost 24! I've hit my highest weight ever at just above 315lbs. I've been overweight since I was very young, shopped in the pretty plus section in elementary school. I have never been good at sticking to diets, I lost about 30 lbs with weight waters a few years ago, and gained it back, plus some. Nothing lasts for more than a month or 2. My mom urged me to try the primal way of living, and I "went primal" just this last thursday. Other than eating 3 pieces of cake on saturday, I have been able to stick to it for the most part. One of my main questions has to do with the fact that I am stage managing a play with rehearsals monday through thursday, and then on the weekends. I have been bringing snacks with me to act as my dinner, and will be responsible for my own lunches on saturdays at an outdoor theater, so simple foods are necessary. Tonight for "dinner" I had salami with cream cheese, carrots and broccoli with ranch dip, and blueberries. (I have decided I am going to eat some dairy, including cheese and sour cream, and that sort of thing. Breaking my huge milk drinking habit is enough for now.) Yesterday and today, I have tracked my food intake on fatsecret.com and while I'm happy with my carb intake (only a little over 50g both days) I'm finding I am not eating near enough my goal for calories. I am aiming for around 2000 calories a day, but yesterday i only got 1515 and today only 1179. Can not eating ENOUGH calories be detrimental to my weight loss? I know the less calories the more weight you should lose in theory, and I'm not feeling nearly as hungry as I did when I was stopping for taco bell at the end of each night. Should I just listen to my body and not worry bout getting enough calories? Also does anyone have any easy portable meal ideas I can steal? I don't have a microwave, so something that is fine lukewarm or cold is necessary.
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Need portable meal ideas. Not getting enough calories?