This is very true. And Owly is right, too. Not all women need to eat 1100 calories a day to maintain our weight. There seems to be a sweet spot for me above which I have all the energy needed to be very active, very happy and cheerful, smile and be friendly to people. When I go below this level (and honestly I don't even know what calorie count it really is, but it's way more than 1100 that's for sure), I get sluggish, dark, sleepy and spend more time just sitting under a down blanket.
Originally Posted by Knifegill
Try eating more fats from animals and from avocados. You may find that adding fat in makes you spontaneously consume fewer calories (because you snack less) and it might help your inflammation and your digestion, too. And I agree with the cooked vegetables. Lightly steamed may be enough to make them easier to digest.
Female, 5'3", 49, Starting weight: 163lbs. Current weight: 135 (more or less).
Starting squat: 45lbs. Highest squat: 167.5 x 2. Current Deadlift: 190 x 3