Magdalena Frackowiak – Vogue Korea October 2010

Here is the lovely Magdalena Frackowiak in the October 2010 issue of Vogue Korea.  The editorial is titled Double Ace and was photographed by Giampaolo Sgura, with styling by Ye Young Kim.

Magdalena Frackowiak - Vogue Korea October 2010

Magdalena looks so lovely and I love her long, lean body.  It does seem that Magdalena has put on a few pounds since last season.  It’s hard to believe since she is still so skinny here, but you can tell the difference.  But I love Magdalena, so a few pounds doesn’t hurt : )

Magdalena Frackowiak - Vogue Korea October 2010

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241 thoughts on “Magdalena Frackowiak – Vogue Korea October 2010

  1. Cristina

    She has to have one of the most amazing faces ever. It’s mindblowing. Thank you for the post. She is gorgeous, indeed 🙂

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  2. JBird

    There’s something I’ve been wondering about for a while that I haven’t found a scientifically-backed answer for.
    For those of us who restrict our calorie intake significantly for long periods of time, what explains that weight drop that often follows a one-time increase in calorie consumption (whether a binge or just a heavier than usual consumption)?
    I know that it’s a common phenomenon since I’ve read about it lots, but the explanations I’ve seen given are stuff like “you’re body just lets go of the weight because it’s not afraid of starvation anymore” which might be true, but I want the evidence related to that.
    Any ideas? I kinda love it because I’ve made it a habit to eat really well for a couple weeks and then choose an evening to indulge in anything I craved AND THEN I’m rewarded with a weight loss. Best ever 😀

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    1. JBird

      Oh another theory I read was that the body is overwhelmed by the amount of food and expends A LOT of calories processing it. This also seems really possible to me, but I would still like to see the science.

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      1. Rainbow

        Thats a really interesting thought…the second theory makes the most sense to me.
        I would love to see evidence for that as well.
        I might try your method of having a day to indulge.

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    2. gigi

      LOL! I experienced it but I was always sure that it’s something else: well with me it was always that this “more calorie day” had a healthy low cal breakfast and lunch too but then someone bought my favourite ice cream so i weigh how much can I eat and eat it for dinner. but it’s so good that i take more and more and end up eating half the box wich passes my calories limit. And the next day I lost weight!! And – I always thought that it’s the ice cream that do it, not the calorie intake in general hehe

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    3. MiW

      I always thought it was because your body’s metabolism increases to process the extra calories (since it normally slows when u restrict for periods of time) and then when you return to normal restricted eating it burns more than usual resulting in weight loss. But i have no direct evidence…

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      1. Wiz

        I think that is the correct answer. When you reduce calorie intake for a significant period of time, your metabolism slows down so as to burn less resources while they are scarce. Then, if you eat heavily for s short period, that speeds up your metabolism and returns it to normal once again. After the brief period of heavy eating, if you return once more to a low calorie intake, then you are taking in very little fuel, but it takes a while for your metabolism to slow back down. Now, resources, (fat), is burnt at the faster metabolic rate and you can undergo a period of rapid weight loss. 🙂

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    4. Chloe

      Well, I don’t know about that. Sure didn’t happen for me or my friend. after we reached our goal weight on roughly 600kcal/day for 2.5months, we went straight back to 1500kcal and nothing happened. no weight loss or weight gain.

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      1. Wiz

        Hi Chloe. The weight loss does not happen when you increase your calorie intake from, (in your example), 600 to 1500 per day. That only increases your metabolic rate back up after the period of 2.5 months of low calories which would have caused a slowing of your metabolism. The rapid weight loss would occur if then after a 2 or 3 days at 1500, you then went back down to 600 per day. Now you have low calorie intake again, but an increased, faster metabolism. The weight loss occurs during the period of retuning to the low calorie intake whilst your increased metabolic rate remains high. Once your metabolism slows down again, you have to repeat the cycle. 🙂

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        1. Chloe

          If that’s the case, it isn’t anything much to wonder about, since when you reduce your calorie intake back down, of course you’ll lose weight. Whether it is an increased rate or not, it is hard to quantify without a proper study with controls 😀 i’m serious! when your glycogen stores are depleted after a period of increased intake and then subsequuent dieting, you’ll definitely lose 1-3kg (in heavier individuals, even up to 5kg), super rapidly, within a matter of 2-5 days.

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          1. Wiz

            Hi Chloe. The reason for undergoing a period of high carolie intake is that quite often when someone has been dieting for a while, their metabolic rate slows right down to match their reduced intake and they stop losing weight. Then, by going through a short period of high intake, they heighten their metabolic rate and when they return to the low intake level they start losing weight again even though previously that low level had stopped being effective at causing weight reduction.

            If someone is continuing to lose weight successfully at their original low calorie intake level, then their is no need to undergo the period of high intake as their metabolism is still burning fuel, (food), at a faster rate than they are taking it in.

            To say, “it isn’t anything much to wonder about since when you reduce your calorie intake back down of course you’ll lose weight,” is really a misunderstanding of what is happening and not correct. This process results in a person returning back to a low calorie intake level that had STOPPED causing weight loss and was, prior to their heightened intake, NOT WORKING ANYMORE. After their brief period of heightened intake the previous low level that was no longer working becomes EFFECTIVE once again and weight loss continues.

            The process is used for those who become STUCK at a certain weight and it then kick-starts their diet again and suddenly they start losing weight successfully once more.

            In the example you gave previously of your own diet, you successfully continued to lose weight throughout your diet and so this process would NOT be necessary for you. But for those who become stuck at a certain weight, then by bulk eating and returning to their diet a few days later, that they now start losing weight again when previously at that calorie intake level they were not, is indeed a wonder. 😀

          2. Wiz

            Because most people would assume that to get their diet working again they would have to eat LESS for a period, whereas in fact they have made it work again by eating MORE FOOD for a brief period…. and that is the wonder. 😀

          3. Chloe

            yup, got your point, Wiz 🙂 fortunately my weight loss didn’t plateau.

            this caloric cycling thing is a good thing to keep in mind!

  3. naeomie

    A heavier “all of a sudden” intake kinda catches ur body by surprise when you’ve been on a VLCD.

    For example if you were reading a boring novel on the beach and a friend suddenly said “Hey catch!” You’d slow motion turn, then realising the balls about to smash you in your face, you speedily reach for it. But if you were already playing ball, u wouldn’t use up that much energy in cathcing, so in the first instance, you forced your body to act due to an unusual and unexpected circumstance in which it expended more energy.
    You’ll even have more energy (faster heart beat rate/higher metabolism) shortly after catching/eating high because the body takes a while to calm down.
    Not sure I explained well enough, but read it a couple more times and it will probably make sense 😀

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    1. ChloeS

      thanks for that analogy! very good way to explain it. This has also happened to me before, I think its the reasoning behind a calorie shifting diet, isn’t it? There’s a diet called calorie shifting or something and its when you eat low calorie for a couple of days then switch to high, back to “normal” and then down to low, and keep repeating the cycle. The idea is that you keep your metabolism guessing

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  4. Talia

    hey! My mom and doctor have me do weigh-ins. I have to gain weight but dont want to gain “real” weight. So how much water do i need to drink before a weigh-in to gain 3 lbs?

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    1. ChloeS

      why do they want you to do weigh-ins? Do they think you have an eating disorder? I don’t want to be nosy but you must be young if you are forced to do this, as If you were an adult it would be your choice. I would feel bad about giving advice about faking gaining weight to a young girl who may have an eating disorder.

      Take care of yourself honey and be healthy xxx

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    2. Wiz

      From your physics class, you might remember that 1 litre of water weighs 1 kilogram at 4*C. 1 litre = 1.76 pints and 1 kg = 2.2 lbs. So the answer is 2.4 pints. If you have no knowledge of physics, then you could simply get a large plastic container and weigh it when empty. Then fill the container with water, stopping to weigh it every so often until it weighs 3lbs plus the weight of the empty container. The container will now have 3 lbs of water inside it. As Chloe says, stay skinny, but stay healthy. 😀

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  5. Kristina

    Hi, I’m 181cm and weight 57kg or about 125 lbs. to you I’m maybe fat to you, but to my surroundings I’m really skinny, all they say is how skinny I look and how it’s not healthy. I have a naturally fast metabolisam, and whatever I eat it just burns away, Im always hungry, i eat like every 2 min, the problem is if I eat healthy I can loose weight so quickly. Before I started losing weight I had pretty awesome boobs, full D’s or bigger but now my bust is little smaller and I don’t know should I loose some more or bulk up? Also, sometimes I think like you i want to stay skinny, I admire my collar bones, but when I see my small boobs, i binge, and by that Im I eat about 3500 calories. Im so torn apart.
    HElP?

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    1. Vicky

      if you feel strange about your body don’t lose any more weight. You sound skinny enough. Unless you wanna be a model or look like one. But remember: no model has boobs.

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    2. Anya

      Kristina, you should not force yourself to eat 3500 calories thinking it will all go to your boobs! Yo-yo dieting as you are doing is really bad and can slow down your metabolism. I think you should just eat healthy, organic foods that will keep you from being hungry all the time, and exercise to build some muscles.. especially doing pushups, pull-ups, chest-flys, etc. will help make your chest more perky.. and a perky, fit chest is much more beautiful than saggy, big old grandma boobs lol!

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    1. sammy

      I can totally use a partner Im 5’10” and 115. I want to be 5 pounds lighter in a weekish or two. But I always like to indulge in lots of junk and i end up eating 3500 calories. I get in this ill start tomorrow phase I need a partner too.

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    2. sammy

      I need a partner! Im 5’10” and 116! i have a problem binge eating fors days and days then having to go back down to 1200cal. I just get in this habit of eating way to much around friends in social enviorments

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    3. anna e

      hey victoria n im exactly the same as you at the moment!
      I was thinking of getting down to about 50- 51 kg, and i think a buddy would reeally help, considering none of my family/friends would ever support me.

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  6. Skylar

    Hi everyone, it’s been a long while since I posted. Since last time I posted I’ve lost 5 pounds and managed to keep it off fairly easily. But I’m still unhappily bulky at 5’6″ and 137-140 (yea…beefy). The problem is, school’s started and I can no longer freely restrict like I did during summer. Whenever I try to eat less or skip a meal I feel faint and can’t think properly. My schoolwork requires a lot of thought work and attention to detail…sometimes I really don’t want to eat but then I end up staring at an easy problem for ages and simply can’t think 🙁

    I guess my question is, how do you amazingly skinny girls function on so few calories?

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    1. mew

      @skylar – oh I totally know where you are coming from because I am in university and if I get low blood sugar I can’t do anything productive. A couple of ways I manage to keep my calories restricted and still function are: first I usually save my meals for right before study time – I do the best work with a full stomach so I make sure I am writing papers/studying/writing exams right after I eat. The other thing I do is eat low cal foods like fruits and salads so I can eat more/more often without going over daily calories. Also, I used caloriecount.com to calculate how many cals I can eat without gaining weight and for me it was more then I thought so I don’t really go hungry. Hope maybe that helps! 😉

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    2. Anya

      Exercise! It decreases your appetite for a few hours AND it burns calories so you don’t have to eat so little.. plus, after I exercise I always make healthier food choices because I don’t want to mess up what I’ve worked so hard on. So, when you can’t think, go for a 30-min run/bike/whatever, it will get blood flowing to your brain as well.

      Also, try sipping on unsweetened ice tea (or hot tea) with lemon.

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      1. ChloeS

        Hi Skylar
        congrats on the 5 pound loss! well done!
        One thing you can do to keep alert when you’re on a VLCD is to drink coffee. I tend to keep my calories very low as it is the only way I can maintain the weight I want (I am 96 pounds at the moment) and coffee keeps my mind alert and gets me through the day. Also, I’m not sure how long you have been restricting for but it actually gets easier the longer you do it, your body gets used to the amount of calories it needs to function on and the tiredness etc will probably go away (thats what happened for me anyway)
        Good luck and stay motivated!
        xxx

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    3. Chloe

      i lost weight easily by eating 3 healthy meals and usually no snacking, and most of the times, i’m not hungry at all. i drink lots of water and have green tea permanently in the kitchen (when i finish one cup, i make another and leave it there).

      but sometimes i’m hungry and if it affects my concentration i will allow myself fruit. the key is not to push yourself too far such that it leads to a binge which you’ll regret so much later. my snack: peeled apple slice worked best as i would take my time to prepare them, and wouldn’t binge. i could also portion control and at the most, i would be having an entire apple(, peeled and sliced!)

      these were my meals: (note that i’m half-korean and rice/noodles is a main staple for me)

      B: wholemeal sandwich (one slice) with canned tuna in water, usually half serving.
      sometimes i would spread peanut butter and jam very thinly, but tuna kept me fuller…and perhaps made me smarter (omega-3s) LOL.
      L: half cup cooked rice/noodles (i try to have brown rice served at my school but stick to white rice because none of my friends ate brown rice – social situation 😀 ) and veggies, steamed fish (quite a lot – palm sized)
      D: if i’m still at school, i could have things like one yogurt. sometimes i don’t eat the sugary fruit that comes with it, sometimes i do. lol.
      if i’m home, i’ll have rice, veggies and egg white or chicken or salmon/tuna-in contrast to lunch, the fish/chicken is a small amt – around 20kcal

      sleep early too…like 9.30 or 10pm

      exercise! <3

      i lost weight at around 1.5kg/wk at the start and later 1kg/wk

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      1. ChloeS

        That sounds really similar to my diet that I followed when I was losing weight – except that I wouldn’t eat much of the bread/rice – I’m kind of carb-phobic!!
        I usually substitute fruit for bread so that I still get enough carbs (if I go into ketosis I feel sooo sick so I have to make sure I get enough sugar from fruit since I don’t eat bread, rice or potato)
        For breakfast I usually have 1 piece of fruit and scrambled egg-whites 🙂
        When I was trying to lose I would lose about 1.5 -2kg per week which is pretty fast for me. Now I’m just trying to maintain, but in a few months I’d like to lose another 2-3kg so I’ll go back to that diet.

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        1. Skylar

          Thanks everyone for the suggestions! Mew, I tried your suggestion of eating right before working and so far so good! And I discovered that hunger actually kept me awake during the most boring lecture ever. I also started counting the calories, so far I’ve got 850 at around 2pm. I know this is still a lot 🙁 just trying to take it slow. The 5 pounds was over the entire 2.5 months of summer, but for once I’ve managed to keep it off.

          I bike about 2 miles everyday to school and go to an aerobic dance class twice a week. I can definitely ramp it up more.

          Thanks everyone! Off I go on another weight loss adventure.

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          1. ChloeS

            hey Skylar

            850 calories is not a lot! haha you can definitely eat up to 1200 and you will still lose weight. If you feel like thats too much then eat 800 – 1000 but don’t feel like its too much, eating under 1000 calories will always result in a net weight loss for almost anyone – I promise! When I was losing weight, most days I had about 1200 calories and then some days I would have a lower intake of 600-800. 🙂
            xxx

          2. mew

            Well I’m glad that my suggestion helped! 🙂 And congrats on your weight loss over the summer!
            I just gained 4 lbs in two weeks so I’m not reaLly fitting my skinny jeans… Time to follow some of my own advice! :p

    4. Charlie

      Hi Skylar,
      I barely eat at work and not sure how I still manage to think, I think perhaps eating low cal fruit like melons and apples at good intervals with a chicken salad for lunch keeps my blood sugar just high enough to think straight! Must have lots of protein like meat or lentils (obviously lean meat like chicken or turkey), because protein releases energy slowly and keeps you full up for much longer, takes more calories to digest and revs up metabolism.

      Oh and lots of tea if you can at school because it’s got a small amount of caffeine (compared to coffee), which is enough to help you focus through the day. It’s also really good for us 😀

      Good luck with whatever you try!

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  7. anonymous

    I have always been pretty thin at 5’4 106lbs. However, though I have fluctuated from around 103 to 106, 106 has always been my highest weight. I want to lose around 5lbs and since last week I began running everyday (around 5 miles). I don’t severely restrict my calories as I’m back living at home, but my family eats very healthy and my daily intake is probably at most around 1300cal/day. I am wondering if you guys have any suggestions bc I still haven’t been losing any weight. In fact I’m worried that running has been causing my thighs to only get bigger. Anyone else have this problem?

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    1. Anya

      If you’re concerned about your legs being bigger, measure them with measuring tape (or a pair of jeans) because it could just be your mind playing tricks on you. You could be staying at the same weight but losing fat and gaining muscle, which would make you appear leaner although you weigh the same. However, if your legs really are getting bigger, then maybe you are underestimating how many calories you eat or overestimating how much you burn? Also, I found that the intensity of exercise is very important. The faster you run, the more calories you burn. For example, if I run a 2-mile race as fast as I can, I will burn much more calories than if I run 10 miles at a very slow pace.. at least that’s what happens for me, maybe it’s different for everyone. Anyways, hope that helps a bit.

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      1. Abbey

        The thing you said about the workout intensity is the same for me. I’m on my schools cross country, and when we run 7 miles at a chill pace, I don’t feel tired, but after a meet (3.1 miles) I feel so drained and skinny! haha

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  8. lovesskinny

    I just want to know, does everyone calculate their calories as net calories (i.e after exercise) or gross. I try to eat under 1200 calories per day, and then I often do around an hour of exercise which usually brings my net calories down to about 500… so i guess I want to know how everyone else does it??

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      1. Irene

        Well an hour on the elliptical at intensity 7-8 burns about 600-650. But I don’t trust the machine’s measure so I just estimate to be about 80% of what it actually says. So about 500. Then I do maybe 30min of weights/intense stretching. That should come up to about 500-600cal burned.

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  9. almost skinny

    Hi girls! This is my first time commenting so be nice…
    Just had a great breakfast – fried half an onion in just a teeensy amount of olive oil, literally just two drops, whisked 2 eggs with a little skinnymilk, added lots of oregano and made scrambled eggs with onions It was soo good and according to my calculations – around 160-170 calories! I must admit I find it much harder to diet when i have breakfast then when i don’t have it, but i know it’s really important for the metabolism… I also have a problem with bingeing- i go for 4-5 days with around 850-1200 calories a day, and then at the weekends i eat lots. Any tips on how to avoid the weekend-bingeing?

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    1. J.

      Yum, your breakfast sounds delish. Breakfast is always my favorite meal of the day. The whole weekend binge – ugh, I usually always do it, especially when I go out to eat.
      What I usually do is I try to keep myself very busy, like not staying in the house the whole day; that often leads me to the kitchen area. Or, sometimes I write and plan down what I will be having for B/L/D (if I absolutely need it) and one “binge” food item.
      I also think the trick is to not restrict yourself purposefully throughout the week; it only makes you crave certain foods more. But instead, take three bites of the things you really love (they say three bites are the best, the rest, your tastebuds are already bored), and I don’t end up bingeing throughout the weekend.

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      1. almost skinny

        Thanks for the three-bite tip! That sounds great! But I usually eat unhealthy foods in the weeks too, i include them in my daily calorie-allowance. Like, i eat something sweet after dinner just to satisfy my cravings.
        I usually write a plan for the next day, that is the only thing that really works for me, when i do this i hardly ever eat anything out of the plan. But in weekends it’s so hard! I mean, just look at all the food being offered! I will really try to restrict myself this weekend, hopefully i’ll manage…

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        1. J.

          Let me know how it goes! Sometimes it’s good to let yourself go. After being on a VLCD for some time, I met up with a friend for lunch and had a mediterranean salad, and ate gelato for dessert. Honestly, there’s always a debate going on in my head because I’m also all about eating healthy and naturally. I love making my own nut milk, and eat quirky oatmeal bowls which make me so happy. But this would be discussed on a different blog; say a nutritional/vegan/food blog.
          Anyways, sorry, irrelevant. The whole needing to eat something sweet after dinner is very understandable, however I think you need to break the habit, because it makes your brain think that after a meal, something sweet always has to follow, which isn’t always healthy (or closer to your goal weight). What I did was go on a sugarfast for one whole week, and I would eat fruit for dessert if I needed, but I found that that wasn’t even necessary, because you don’t really crave fruit for dessert…haha.

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  10. J.

    Love this site because 1) It’s REAL dieting; there’s no bullshit, it’s just straight to the point, 2) whenever I have concern regarding weight loss, it always just says the same things over and over “5-6 small meals” blah blah blah.

    My concern is this:
    For the past two weeks, I’ve been on a VLCD (for me, anyway), and I don’t think I’ve lost a significant amount of weight, but that’s alright because I’m pretty patient. But the thing is, this week has been my third week, and I’ve completely lost my appetite. Like, I’ll eat yoghurt (plain), and coffee, not be hungry but force like a wheat roll down because I don’t want my body to think it’s starving, and then I won’t be hungry but I’ll eat salad. What is going on? And my stomach is bloated even after not eating and exercising usually one (sometimes two) hours a day.

    Does anyone else have these problems?! Also, it feels weird WEIRD for me to eat a meal. This is just wrong!

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    1. J.

      BTW, does this have anything to do with my metabolism slowing down? NOOO.
      My daily calories probably are 600-800? And then I’ll also exercise. But, this is NOT on purpose. I’m just not hungry.

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      1. Zoe

        You’re not hungry because YOU have used your body to a small amount of calories. I wouldn’t say your metabolism has completely slowed down since you seem to work out enough. If you’re really unhappy with the lack of hunger (are you? really?) and the bloating (understandable) the easiest solution would be to take a day off of your VLCD… even if it’s forced. Eat around 1500 calories (not necessarily junk) and your metabolism will speed up instantly. The bloating will be gone by the next day and you’ll have your appetite back. I’d recommend having a day like this every week or so since it does keep your metabolism active and actually encourages weight loss. Hope this helps. xo

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        1. almost skinny

          I have the same problem as J! ALthough the bloating started just after a bingein-period of mine. I would have guessed that would prevent bloating but now, after 4 days of vlcd i still have the bloating and I don’t feel hungry either. Any advice??

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          1. J.

            Okay, so at first I was very excited about my loss of appetite. I would skip breakfast (which is very rare of me), eat a banana for lunch, and then wouldn’t feel hungry for dinner, so I ate some beets and spinach. Maybe some yoghurt. However, I began to feel like a huge blockage in the upper and lower stomach and keep burping. My stomach bloat WILL NOT go away no matter how many stomach exercises I do. This has been going on for about three weeks now! I feel fine after eating a meal, but then I’m afraid I’ll gain weight more than before because my body might think it’s starving.

            Also, my weight is NOT budging. So extremely frustrating; it’s driving me insane to the point where I can only think about weight and school, and if there is a serious problem with me. If I was losing the weight, I would NOT MIND it. However, it does not budge.

          2. Charlie

            I’ve got the same problem J, not eating much and weight not budging! I can’t think of many things more annoying than that (within reason lol).
            The plus side is that, people who have very slow metabolisms age much less quickly! Scientists have proved it – they found that mice fed on much fewer calories lived 30% longer 🙂
            Even though it might be better to lose weight, this thought still cheers me up a bit.

          3. Chloe

            this is quite peculiar, J. perhaps you should try increasing your exercise, or increasing your intake just a little? it didn’t happen to me. my weight loss slowed down at the last few kgs from 1.5kg a week to 1kg a week, but never stopped.

            sometimes i did feel not hungry at all, though! but i would still eat. it’s better to eat 3 fixed meals to keep your metabolism up.

            hope you find an answer soon!!

          4. Anya

            drink coffee, it will make you go to the bathroom and flush out the water because it’s a diuretic. however, make sure to drink water as well after drinking the coffee. oh, and black coffee, NO SUGAR or cream or milk or splenda or any other junk, just plain black coffee.

    1. Abbey

      oh my GOD!!! its so weird because during the whole video she was tiny and then in the pictures she looks so much bigger… that’s another reason why models are so thin. fat just doesn’t cut it!

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        1. DJTurnItUp

          i know! just watch the interview with the little dude – the behind the scene thingy. Then you’ll see what im talking about!!

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  11. victoria n

    @sammy- okay yay!. email me at [email protected] and we can also continue to talk throguh skinny gossip!

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  12. Louise

    Hi guys. I have a question abaout losertown.
    “Calories Used are the calories needed to maintain that weight. Your Calorie Deficit shows the difference between calories needed to maintain the listed weight and that of your set caloric intake.”

    So, just to be completely sure to do it right:
    If I eat what calorie defict says I will loose weight?

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    1. Chloe

      I don’t get your question, but it simply means that if you eat the amount of calories you entered at the start, that will be the rate at which you’ll be losing weight.

      hope that helps!

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      1. Louise

        Haha, I see. The question was pretty wierd. But I get it now.

        Does anyone have a plan how to eat about 1200kcal a day? I try not to eat more than 1000, but it seems that my metabolism slows down under 1000kcal a day..

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        1. ChloeS

          Louise – I eat 1200 calories a day and exercise for usually 60-90 minutes a day and the weight comes off fairly fast.
          For me, there’s no need to eat below 1000 and starve myself. However I will have a couple of low cal days during the week (500-700) I find this helps to keep my metabolism guessing, kind of a calorie-shifting type thing.
          I think that even if you lose weight a bit slower at 1200 cals, its worth it to stay healthy and keep your metabolism up.
          Don’t be scared to eat 1200 cals, you won’t put on weight. hope that helps xx

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  13. Katherine

    Haha! That site has to be at least somewhat bullshit, it says that you can maintain a 90 or so frame with around 1700 calories, when my nutirtionist put me on 1700 calories to maintain a 110 frame.

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    1. Chloe

      it depends on the person! calories aren’t exactly the same for everyone, which is why some people eat a hell lot but never gain weight…and vice versa!

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  14. Louise

    Yeah, I think you’re right:=) Its just that, so many girls in here just eat about 800 kcal a day, so I feel like Im eating like crazy..

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  15. cass

    Can I please just point out how excited I got when I saw there were 67 comments on this post? I had a sudden flashback to the time when Skinny Gurl was away for a month or something, and we had almost 200 comments on that one post. It was marvellous =)
    Anyway, Magdalena looks fantastic, added pounds or no.
    And since we’re all doing it, just off topic, I was wondering who are the Aussies on here these days? I haven’t heard from any in a while! How’s everyone going in preparation for summer – I had a freak-out today and am kick-starting my routine tomorrow to make sure I’m lovely and skinny for shorts and bikinis =)

    Much love everyone! Hope all are well!

    <3 XXX

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    1. ChloeS

      Hey Cass I am an Aussie girl 🙂
      so with you hon I am going all hardcore with my diet for the next few weeks – that being said I CAN NOT WAIT for summer! soooo excited.
      Go Aussie skinnies yay! 😛
      xxx

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      1. cass

        It feels like winter went for about a year, hey! I’m excited for summer too! =D
        Aussies rock =D
        Skinny Aussies are even better! Haha.
        Totally determined, your excitement has got me excited! =)
        Good luck with it all, bring on the sun! =)
        XX

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    2. rainbow

      Hey! I’m Australian too! I live right near a beach so i am way excited! after a bit of a splurge last week on holiday Igot back on track yesterday. goodluck!

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      1. cass

        Wow, I’m so jealous! I live in the country, we’ve had the drought until this year when it flooded!
        Good luck to you as well! I think splurging on holidays is perfectly acceptable – after all, you’re on HOLIDAY =)
        Enjoy the beach this summer, did I mention I’m jealous? =P
        XX

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    3. skinnybananas

      I remember that thread that had over 200 comments too, cass! It was amazing; I started checking the site everyday just to see what everyone had to say. And all the long comments, ahh, that brings back memories, lol. I felt like we were all pretty close then.

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      1. cass

        Lol yeah, same here!
        We were all really close. I loved it. And I can remember, everytime someone new made a comment on the post, we all sort of shuffled about and made room for them, it was like our own little group or community or something.
        It was great.
        I have to say, while I love the growth of skinny gossip, I’m a bit scared that sense of community might dissipate. I really hope it doesn’t.
        Lol, the long comments were the best! Most of them, I think, were my fault haha.
        Hope you’re well!
        XX

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        1. skinnybananas

          haha, I really loved that post (: And I remember with the old template, the comments would get really long because we would have little paragraphs for each person we were responding to. I actually kind of prefer it that way, because with the new template it’s a bit hard to keep track of all the new comments, but at the same time, it is nice to be able to respond to a single one.
          I also miss the sense of the community from before. It hasn’t exactly disappeared, but I don’t think it’s as strong these days. And I like how you refer to us as veterans! haha, I felt like such a newbie back in February when I first started commenting.
          Anyways, I’m doing alright. I’ve pretty much just maintained my weight since the last post, lol. But I’ve been inundated with homework for my junior year, and the lack of sleep is probably ruining my health. How are you doing?

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          1. cass

            Yeah true. I used to search each comment and then scroll back up to see who had said what and what everyone was replying to lol.
            Haha, I can remember first commenting, I think it was last year some time, and I was scared to comment too much for about a week, and then I went nuts! And for months and months I commented religiously lol. Then I went on a hiatus (where I gained weight because I wasn’t very happy (work issues, just general stuff, etc)) and came back and thought no one would remember who I was lol.
            Haha, the veterans of SG, wear it as a badge of honour =P
            Lol. Good luck with it all! How old are you again? (I’m trying to remember what junior year is equivilent to here).
            Make sure you get SOME sleep!
            I’m all right. I’m actually tipsy right now and am commenting after staring in disgust at my body in the mirror (SO MUCH FOOD today, with work and birthday functions, horrendous! And I have a wedding tomorrow, dammit), and I came here to feel better. And I saw your comment and now I feel A MILLION times better, so thank you =D
            THAT’S what I love about this site. People like you, who MAKE it a community =) You’re the best =)

          2. skinnybananas

            Haha, I used to do that too. And I would always go scroll through all the comments again before posting, just to make sure I responded to everyone haha.
            And I’m sure most of us couldn’t forget you that easily! I always loved your comments and found you inspiring. Cass, you’re a cynosure. (I learned that word today and thought of you and Chloe because of the alliteration, haha)
            To answer your question, I’m sixteen, but turning seventeen at the end of the year. If it helps junior year is eleventh grade, the grade before graduating and going off the college.
            How old are you again?
            I’ll try to get more sleep, but I find it hard to fall asleep now since I’ve gotten so used to staying up late ): I’ve still never pulled an all nighter though!
            I hope things have gotten better for you. Don’t worry too much about the food; birthdays and work and just living and having fun are worth it. Besides, I’m sure you look great(:
            And I’m glad I was able to make you feel better(:
            For me, you really brought back a sense of community to this site with your return of commenting, haha, so thank you for that.
            I hope all goes well at the wedding and that you have fun tomorrow!

          3. cass

            I’M SO SORRY THIS REPLY TOOK SO LONG!!
            I remember reading this not long after the wedding, and here we are, now, me FINALLY replying.
            I used to do the same thing, re comments!
            Why thank you!! I didn’t know what that word meant (cynosure) so I googled it and came up with: Cynosure is a leading manufacturer of cosmetic, aesthetic and medical lasers that provide a diverse range of laser treatments such as hair removal. Hahaha. Then I found the meaning you (hopefully!) meant. It made me smile huge, thank you! =)
            Happy birthday in advance =) I’m 19, turning 20 in January.
            I hope you’re getting lots of sleep!
            Thank you. I’m trying to be good =)
            Wow, that’s a really nice thing to say! This is why I like you haha!
            The wedding went well. The bride looked like a princess and smiled the whole time. The groom cried the whole time. It was brilliant haha.
            How are youuu?? XX

    4. Chloe

      lol cass, yes that brings back old memories…

      i rmb the old template and back when this site wasn’t that well-frequented yet. it was like a fun little get-together on the web!

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      1. cass

        Lol, the good old days!
        Yeah, I just wrote to skinnybananas and reflected on all that. It was great, hey!
        Wow, I wonder how many people remember the old template – I feel like we’re veterans or something haha.
        But you described it perfectly – “a fun little get-together on the web”. Exactly.
        It’s still that though, just it’s more of a party now than a get-together lol.
        Hope you’re well baby!
        XX

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    5. Haylen

      Cass I got some sun on the weekend! Finally. So now i’m not glowing neon white anymore. 🙂 I’m super excited for when it starts to get into the high 20’s and early 30’s over here. I’m also heading to Vietnam in a few weeks so it will be hot in the south there. Hope you are going well. xxx

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      1. cass

        I’m so jealous of your sun, I’m still a pasty shade of pale lol.
        Yeah me too, it will be brilliant! Summer’s taken so long to get here this year!
        Oh wow, have fun in Vietnam! I hope you have a brilliant time – buy lots of things =)
        Hope you’re well!
        XXX
        PS: Whenever I think of that post I mentioned (with about a billion comments), you’re always one of the people I think of. You, Skinnybananas, Chloe, Abbey, then Naomie joined I think, and there were heaps of others too. Just thought I’d share =)

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  16. Ali

    Hi Cass, I’m not Aussie but I’m close 🙂 I’m a Kiwi girl so summer’s on its way over here too . I was just in Australia and all the skinny girls on the beach were amazing thinspiration ! And yup I’m the same .. just a few more pounds and I think I will finally be bikini ready just in time for the New Zealand summer . I can’t wait !
    And Magdalena always has looked amazing and I think she looks stunning here . So incredibly beautiful .

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    1. cass

      Hey Ali!
      What’s the temperatures hit in NZ? I’m considering planning a trip there in January =)
      Did you love Australia? Where abouts did you go? I’m jealous of your beach time – I live in the country =(
      Has Summer taken its time hitting New Zealand as well? It feels like winter went for about a year here!
      Agree with the Magdalena statement =)
      Hope you’re well!
      Bring on summer! =)
      XX

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  17. Iz

    I’m Aussie too!
    I’ve been visiting this site for months but this is my first comment.
    Having a hard time with my weight over the past few weeks but Skinny Gurl and everyone’s posts are getting my through it.
    I’m having the same problem with my stomach that J. was talking about earlier. Has anyone found anything that helps?
    Xx

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    1. J.

      This may sound a bit odd, but after a normal meal (spinach salad with chickpeas/beets/goat cheese/falafel on top with pita bread – had lunch with a friend i’ve not seen for a while), my stomach felt fine and went flat even though I pigged out during the weekend. It’s quite funny what our bodies want us to do; I’ve even lost five pounds of it. I think the trick is to do that one metabolism trick thing where you eat a lot one day, and since you’re still stuffed from the day before, you tend to want to eat only easy to digest foods the next, so your metabolism doesn’t slow down. Today was definitely my “off” day – I barely ate anything and I wasn’t hungry at all. Instead I had a huge stomachache even though i had some yoghurt, but it’s probably just a little bug or something. Who knows. Anyways, try eating a lot one day, and tell me how it goes.

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      1. Iz

        Thanks so much J.!
        I’ll give it a go on the weekend.
        I had a photoshoot today and the size of my stomach really hit me.
        Great to have your comment there when I got home.
        Hope your stomach stays flat 🙂

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    2. cass

      Hey =) Always good to see another Aussie =D
      I’m sorry to hear you’ve been having a hard time the past few weeks.
      If you ever need someone to talk to or anything, I’m more than happy to listen =) I know how annoying it is when you can’t control it or whatever!
      Hope you’re well! =)
      XX

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      1. Iz

        Thank you Cass, that’s very sweet of you.
        I’ve got a few days off work so I’m detoxing and cleansing my intestines (sorry you probably don’t need to know that) and I’m hoping that I’ll be back to normal next week so I can get back to losing weight.
        Yeah, it’s hard to deal with when it’s out of your control.
        Don’t know where you are but if you’re in Sydney I hope you’re enjoying the sun x

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        1. cass

          Good luck with it all! =)
          Lucky you with time off work, I’m so tired, I wish I had today off.
          Nah, not Sydney – I wish Sydney! I’m in a country town in Vic, and I was woken by rain today =(
          Hope the sun’s good for you wherever you are! =)
          Xx

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  18. naeomie

    Enough with the Aussieness! lol, just kidding, but you make me feel like joining in. but no am not aussie, am english and summers over 🙁

    Anyway I just wanted to say a big thank you to ChloeS, you said something about not being afraid to eat 1200 calories a day, and when I read that, you lifted a big weight off my mind. Honestly. I had a bad moment where I got frustratated and almost convinced myself that if I ate less than 500 a day, I would feel better about myself, feel in control of my situation, but having tried it for a week, I was so miserable, especially with exercise, all I wanted to do was just crawl in to bed and cry myself to sleep. I’d read about others who had done it before and lost tons of weight even without exercise, and I didn’t want to feel like a wimp. Anyway, I did two horrible days of just 200 each and am shocked that I even did it. I’m a sensible girl but stimes, you read bad stuff and next thing you know, you’re engulfed in it.

    Thankfully, that little statement you made about “not being afraid to eat” really hit me and I have to say, am back to my senses. I’m not big, but not exactly as slim as I want to be. I’m pretty tall and boyish, so look thinner than I weigh and I realise that I have to be really patient with this weight loss thing. More than anything, it tests your patience severely.

    Instead of wanting to lose the weight instantly, I’ve set myself a target of just 7lbs a month. Thats 21lbs by December, still a lot to lose but hey, its progress over perfection right.
    Thanks girls, you’re the best skinny mates anyone can have.

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    1. Abbey

      I completely agree. I used to try to do 800 a day, but it was too stressful and people started to notice my jittery-ness and miserable attitude. Also, I used to want to lose 3 lbs a week, but I realized that just wasn’t realistic for me, especially since I am 15 and still growing.

      Now I just eat healthy in small portions, and I run everyday with my cross country team, and that makes me feel good. I can tell since I started running (about 5 weeks ago) that I have gotten leaner even though my weight hasn’t changed much. I just try to do whatever it takes to keep myself happy plus staying healthy and skinny (:

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      1. ChloeS

        @naeomie aww you’re welcome sweetie!
        I am a big advocate of being healthy-skinny and I don’t believe you have to starve yourself to be thin – I am living proof!

        Eating over 1000 calories just means that it takes longer to lose weight. But honestly being healthy and having energy is sooo worth it, in my opinion. One of my friends is a semi-professional model and she is VERY thin, she went through the exact same thing as you where she felt like she could only eat 300 calories a day because that was what all the other girls were doing. But she’s actually found that she can eat 1500 calories a day (while doing about 60 minutes of cardio per day) and maintain her 48kg, 5’9 frame.
        I am only 5’2 and 42kg so I can’t really eat over 1200, but thats enough for me anyway!

        It is possible! haha. Stay healthy beautiful girls xxx

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        1. gigi

          maybe it depends on the person? I have had various weights in my life and with my 5’9 height to maintain around 48 kg i have to eat around 400-500 kcal. If I eat more than that, my weight starts going up after just a few days:(

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          1. ChloeS

            oh yeah I’m not saying it works for everyone, everyone is different obviously. Plus she does do a lot of exercise.

            I think you just have to find what works for you, what skinny weight you can maintain while also being as healthy as possible 🙂

          2. Chloe

            maybe you’ve to consider the amount of exercise you were doing as well! but yeah, to each their own!

            I maintain at 40kg with 1500 to 2000 (depending on whether i exercise or not), and if I eat less, say around 1200, my weight goes down to 38kg in 2 weeks and i’ll have to make a mental note to eat more.

            Skinny Gurl, where are you????

  19. Audrey

    Yay Aussie love!

    Have any of you 5’9 girls ever gone from around the 57kg mark down to 50 – 48?
    if so share your routine/plan!

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  20. gigi

    Guys i wanted to ask you something. Does any of you have a problem with becoming obsessive? Especially when I try to lose some more weight. For example when my boyfriend eats something very bad like cake , then i’m scared to kiss him after that,because I’m scared that he will pass me the calories. I know this sounds crazy, but do you get that way sometimes? Or for example when I have made myself tea I feel the need to cover it with something if I leave it on the kitchen table because otherwise I fear that other family members will accidentally put there some sugar or bread pieces while making themselves sth to eat. (jesus one thing thinking this in my head, but when I write this, god I really sound crazy don;t I)
    do you have this obsessive thoughts sometimes?

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    1. ChloeS

      hey Gigi
      I am a bit obsessive about some things (for example I have a weird habit where if I’ve been “bad” with eating unhealthy food or going over my calorie intake, I have to burn all the calories off through exercise until I feel calm again)
      but probably not to the extent you describe, however mild OCD is VERY common, especially in young women. Maybe you should talk to your doctor about it? If its making you feel upset or “crazy” as you say then I think you should definitely talk to someone about it.
      xxx

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    2. Chloe

      hmm this does sound a little too obsessive – i can’t exactly relate! maybe you can read around a little about OCD, or relax a bit about the calories.

      i do have obsessiveness in terms of measuring out the amount of food i eat at times, but not covering my food/kissing fears etc. give yourself a break, girl! (: just come talk to us 😀

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    3. May

      Apparently..
      “When a study was done on a group of young, healthy men whose daily caloric intake was cut to just under a thousand calories, they began to: stash food surreptitiously, talk about food constantly, chew gum and mints perpetually, read recipes for dishes they couldn’t make. As the study went on, they were frequently caught digging through garbage cans, sneaking into the hospital kitchen to binge. They began to purge, and—interestingly
      enough—they became incredibly worried about their weight, the shape of their bodies, and began to diet. They worried about getting dirty, got disgusted with their own biological functions, and didn’t
      want to touch food anymore.”
      that might help?
      I’ve definitely had that, where the TINIEST of calorie things freak me out. Once my friend made me take a small nibble of her muffin just to taste and I tried very hard to avoid but she was very insistent and when she wasn’t looking I spat it out. It couldn’t have been more than 10 calories and I hadn’t eaten all day and I don’t think I did..

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      1. cass

        First of all, YOU QUOTED WASTED!! =D
        I love Marya Hornbacher, as a writer, she is an inspiration. So talented.
        Anyway, yeah, I get what you mean. I’ve had that before, though it also depends on the kind of day I’ve been having.
        I think if you’re going very well, food-wise, then you’re more likely to not want to have any calories – like that muffin. It’s a concern if it’s happening all the time though.
        Thanks for sharing, I got so excited lol.
        X

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        1. May

          Haha, I loved your excitement.
          I find Marya to be SO interesting, just the way her mind works and all.
          It’s such a good book.
          Exactly! It’s NOT so much the calories of the muffin itself, it’s more of the fact that once you have a bit you might not be able to stop.. Do you get that?

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          1. cass

            Hahaha. Marya’s one of my favourite writers!
            She IS interesting. Have you read Madness? Wasted is my favourite though. Her descriptions of all aspects of life are so brilliant, they suck you in.. she is amazing.
            Yeah I do. If I’ve had a bad day, I’m more likely to binge later. Whereas if I’ve had nothing all day, it inspires me to keep it up, just to prove that I don’t NEED that muffin, that that muffin could lead to another, etc… I get what you’re saying exactly =)
            PS: STILL excited that you quoted Wasted haha
            X

  21. Chloe

    I’m interested to know more abt you guys:
    1. Your current weight and goal weight. height not needed! 🙂
    2. Your daily kcals and exercise (type/time)
    3. Your current weight loss rate! 🙂 (if you’re trying to lose weight, that is)

    <3

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    1. Christa

      I’m really chubby in comparison to everyone on this site buuuut…

      1. 131 lbs is my current weight and 115 is my goal weight at 5’6″
      2. I eat 400-900 calories daily, lift weights, and play DDR for an hour on difficult for exercise (lol)
      3. I lose about two pounds per week when I actually follow this plan.

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      1. skinnybananas

        I tried to get my parents to buy me DDR! just so I could exercise and play all summer, haha. I love that game!

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    2. Abbey

      I always wonder about everyone too! haha always:
      1. I’m 5’8″ (~172 cm) and I weigh 113 lbs (51 kg). my goal weight is 104 lbs (47 kg) (that’s the lowest weight considered healthy for my heigh and age. I still visit the doctor so I gotta be normal 😉 )
      2. I usually eat around 900-1200 Cals, and I run 4-7 miles everyday for cross country, and I also do some quick intense strength training every night for a about 15 mins.
      3. I haven’t lost any weight yet, but I’ve gained muscle and gotten leaner. I’ve done this routine for about 5 weeks now… it’s time for some pounds to go! I’m currently experimenting with how little food i can eat and still run well. it’s a lot easier when we have morning practice :/

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    3. Iz

      I’m also chubby in comparison but that because of a recent weight gain due to toning the muscle in my legs and a change in my diet. I’ve gone from vegetarian to vegan and my body is bloating because of the dairy withdrawal.
      Right now…
      1. I weigh 58kgs (128lbs), usually 55kgs (121lbs) and I’m aiming for around 52kgs (114) before I aim for 49.
      2. I usually eat 500-700 depending on dinner. I run 3 miles for about an hour 3 mornings a week and I walk my dog for an hour in the evenings.
      3. My current weight loss weight is nil because I need to get over the dairy withdrawal first, but I am trying to lose weight.
      I’m open to criticism but don’t be too harsh please 🙂

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      1. Abbey

        psh, you’re not chubby if you’re 5’10” and around 121 lbs! that’s a BMI of 17.4! at WORST, someone could call you slender, haha. plus, you only would have to loose like 10 lbs to be model-size…

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        1. Iz

          I’ve been doing it on and off for about 6 months (holiday in the middle) but I’ve become lactose intollerant which made me bigger for a while.
          Thank you for the support. It’s my birthday in a month so I’ve set myself a goal for then and perhaps I can give modelling a try. xx

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  22. K

    Hi girls!
    Just wanted to say how much help this site is to me. I have my occasional (or more than occasional) binges but i really try to be strict, and it looks like i have succeeded! I’m now living with my family and they don’t own a scale, but this morning was the first time I caught a glimpse of the whole of my xylophone. Earlier, I only could see the first bone or so, so this is amazing! Just so glad that this site exists and helps me lose weight, you girls and all your tips are sooo great.
    K xxxxxx

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  23. Mara

    Oh gosh this is embarassing but I might as well post now as I read ALL those comments hahah xDD

    Height: 179 cm, weight 52 kg, I’d love to be 48ish caus
    that looks best on me.
    I’m not really loosing weight and it seems that I have
    to eat really clean and only about 800 or less a day
    to actually lose weight. my bodys a bitch haha xD
    I have to admit that I’m really stressed right now so
    I pig out every day. D: emotional eating ftw D:
    I try to exercise 3 times a week by doing bodyforming and dance courses, and I try to walk to whatever place I have to go. but this becomes a task if your being a downer like I am ): I can’t seem to find the energy to
    go and exercise when I’m sad ): and I’m sad a lot ):

    I’m also having the stomache issues and I started really reading all I could find, and I also read that it could be hormonal, so I’m going to check that one too asap.
    because its so akward I can see my hipbones but between
    them theres a biiiiig bump of bloat, like being pregnant D:

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    1. Anya

      Aww, I know what you mean. Whenever I get depressed (or stressed out followed by depression), I can just eat and eat.. BUT I always make sure I pig out on healthy foods, like an entire bag of carrots lol, or a whole head of lettuce leaves with ketchup on them, or some organic vegetable soup, etc. so that way I don’t feel as guilty (and more depressed) as if I had eaten, say, a tub of ice cream lol.

      I find that it becomes a cycle that’s hard to break — get depressed, eat, get depressed even more about eating so much, eat more, lol.. yeah, I’m still trying to figure out how to change this, but in the meantime, pigging out on healthy food isn’t as bad.

      I found what often works is if I can just motivate myself to exercise right when I get up, then the cravings go away, I feel more confident, less stressed, happier, etc. I really do think exercise is a cure-all.

      Also, about seeing your hipbones but looking bloated, it sounds like you just have a larger bone structure, which isn’t bad at all, you’re probably less likely to get stress fractures when you exercise lol. The bloat will take quite a bit of time, exercise, and patience to get rid of though.

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  24. mika

    First off, I LOVE LOVE LOVE Magdalena. She’s my favorite! 🙂
    My stats are 5’2″ and 108 lbs. I’m shooting for 100 for starters then 86-90 ultimately. Any pointers? Especially on eating a fullfilling meal. 🙂 love you guys. :)!

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  25. Isabella

    1. I’m just shy of 6′ and 140 lbs (was 155 a few months ago) Goal is 135 lbs.
    2. Net calories average ~1200 (I run ~3/4 miles every other day). I also found that zig-zagging my net calories (+/- 200 calories) helped to kick start more weight loss after a plateau for about a week and a half of not losing.
    3. Oh I’d say around 1-2 lbs/week

    I’m very pear-shaped (33-26-38) and my top-half looks…super skinny (xylophone, ribs, spine). Will I eventually become more proportionate?! I should really start doing more upper body weights or something….suggestions?

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    1. Anya

      Yeah, definitely do upper body weights, and vigorous swimming also helps if you can get to a pool. Also, running faster will get your heart rate up higher and burn more calories/bodyfat. When you get to a lower % bodyfat, your proportions will become more balanced. Before I started exercising in high school, I was skinny-fat and was starting to become pear-shaped, but now I always keep my bodyfat under 10% (usually around 5%) by exercising vigorously, so some people think I actually look boyish, lol.

      Anyways, keep up the exercise and you will achieve your goal!

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    2. Abbey

      yeah I’m pear-shaped too 🙁 (31-24-35)… its a PAIN IN THE BUTT. but hopefully, like you said @Anya, when I get to a lower bodyfat % i will be more proportionate (:

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  26. ChloeS

    Hey Chloe
    1. My current weight is about 43kg (it kinda fluctuates a lot so some days its 42, some days 43 or 44 – its weird!!)

    2. I don’t have a goal weight atm because 42 was my goal weight and I reached it 🙂 so I’m super happy about that. To be honest I don’t think I could lose any more.

    3. I eat 1000 – 12000 calories a day and jog or walk for about an hour a day. Nothing too extreme.

    4. When I was losing weight I ate 800 – 1000 cals and did about 90 minutes of exercise per day and I lost 1.5-2kg a week. I lose weight very fast when I actually try. Also carbohydrates were a big thing for me, not just cals. I also tried to keep my carbs pretty low and I found that caused the weight to come off faster.

    Also just to let you girls know, it took me literally years of failed dieting and trying to lose weight before I actually did it. I used to weight almost 130 pounds and I was a big chubster and very very unhappy. Everyone told me I was “fine” and didn’t need to lose weight which just made it harder but I finally did it and it feels so good. And you know what? those same people who told me I didn’t need to lose weight, were the first ones saying “oh you look fantastic!” when I started to get skinny.

    Anyway just wanted to share that, don’t get discouraged. Love you girls xxx

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    1. J.

      I’m so glad you’ve shared this; it’s taken me almost a year to get over the hunger and constant battles in my brain of forcing me not to eat the cookie/croissant, etc. It’s gotten A LOT easier, it’s unbelievable, and I’m so glad. But I thought I was the only one who has taken more than half a year to get over these things and actually start losing weight. This makes me feel a lot better. Thanks so much ChloeS!

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      1. Laura

        wauw that is inspirational! Because that’s exactly what is going on with me. But only I’ve been trying like forever (like more then over two years or something) and nothing works! And also everyone keeps saying that ‘i’m not fat’ and that is só irritating because that means that I am also not thin :L. And I try and try and just nothing works! I just keep eating.. how do you guys get the motivation?
        Only like 3 weeks in half a year or something I actually get the motivation and eat good but then I just get back to old habbits! aaaah it is só frustrating! The tips on this site also help but is there also something else that really keeps you guys motivated? I’d like to know!

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  27. Megan

    Here it goes!

    My current weight is 99 lbs and I am 5’3″. I work out with a trainer twice a week for about an hour doing light weights. I try to walk my dog every night, we go about 2 miles. Also, I dont know how much of a difference it makes, but I always take the stairs. I work on the 17th floor of my building, so I end up going up a lot of stairs!

    I would like to be about 93 lbs, but it just isnt happening!

    I have been eating about 1,000 calories a day, so I probably need to cut down.

    Any suggestions?

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    1. Chloe

      What do you mean it’s not happening? Is there now weight loss or is it a slow weight loss? If it’s simply a gradual weight loss, patience is the key 🙂 🙂

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  28. Chloe

    Thank you all for replying! The comments are interesting and helpful. I especially like learning about others’ weight loss rate especially since the rate is slower when you’re closer to a low weight.

    Keep them coming! 🙂

    My own:
    Current weight:
    41kg (90lbs)
    Goal weight:
    – reached! Was 38kg (84lbs) and decided I was too bony. Currently happy with this weight.
    Daily kcals and exercise:
    Currently 1500-2000kcal, 30min swimming/running each day.
    When I was losing weight – 500-800kcal, 15-30min swimming/running each day.
    Weight loss rate:
    Started out at 1.5-2kg per week, then down to 1kg per week.

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  29. Mara

    what i think might be an interesting point for me is: once you reach your goal weight, how much can you et to maintain it? because you said you eat 1500-2000 cals a day which seems pretty awesome, considering how tiny you are dear? is WHAT you eat the key for you? I mean do you only eat like vegan or clean or sth? :O

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    1. Chloe

      Yup I’ve been at 41kg for 2 years already. 40-42kg basically.
      1500-2000kcal is my daily intake and I try to exercise daily for 30min, though due to studies I may end up exercising 5 days/wk.
      I try to eat healthily but no I’m not vegan. I kind of eat normal (big plate of pasta, steak etc)/unhealthy (mcdonalds ad wendys, chocolates, ice-cream, cookies, Chips) around 50% of the time. Definitely need to work on that:p

      The rest of the time I would eat what I ate when I was dieting: wholemeal bread, brown rice, tuna in water, fruit &veggies, no junk food or white bread or red meats, less oil and i remove all skin etc

      Keep the comments coming, everyone! It’s very nice to read them:D

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      1. Laura

        I agree the comments are very nice to read! That’s what keeps getting me on this website, to read the comments haha! (because I also follow it with bloglovin’ but that’s only when there are new articles!)
        It’s nice there are so many girls out there who support each other! (And everywhere around the world, for example; i’m from the netherlands! ;p)

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  30. naeomie

    Skinny gurls’s on holiday remember. Thanks again Chloe for sharing. I think a lot of us are motivated by the fact that you don’t have to starve to lose weight. The nightmare about losing weight is you think you have to restrict so much that you end up bingeing. Its like a vicious cycle, you starve, then binge, then feel worthless and starve to repair the binge which only leads to more bingeing cos truth be told, your body is in just as much chaos as your mind is, but we don’t realise it.
    I’m definately one of those who fell prey to the eat as little as you can when what I should have been doing was avoiding white bread, sugar, wheat, gluten etc and right now, evn though I know better, its hard transitioning from a starvation diet to a normal one-day-at-atime diet.
    500kcals a day seems like a lot to me and the only way I would get myself to eat it is to remember what it feels like to binge then off I go to the kitchen to make myself something decent to eat. I tell myself, its either 500 calories of good food, or 3000 calories of bad carbs with a side order of misery, despair and desperation.
    I’m taking it one day at a time and I cannot stress this enough, stop pushing yourselves girls. The more you push your body, the more stubborn it becomes. I used to think I couldn’t lose weight without going to the gym, until I became very broke and had to cancel my gym membership. Now I walk everywhere and feel the better for it because it doesn’t feel tasking. I don’t have to motivate myself to exercise or feel bad on days when I can’t make it to the gym. I’ve come to realise that the more I work out, the more I need to eat and if I don’t eat,my body forces it out of me, so now I treat my body like a god. I listen very carefully to what it wants. If I’m not comfortable eating more, then I scrap walking and take the bus. When I feel I want more and need to justify it, then I walk around.
    Bottom line is, the most important aspect of any diet, is to feed your body very clean food. It doesn’t matter how many flights of stairs you climb, you only build muscle from that which ends up weighing more than fat. Remember that even lazy people lose weight by eating right, or eating less. You cannot exercise and then eat less and expect to lose so much weight. That only works when ur maintaining. A lot of people refuse to believe this until they learn the hard way.
    Anyway, I just had a lovely dinner, a generous tomato salad, except I got bored of the leaves and ate the tomatoes only. Now am so full I can hardly move, but am pleased cos I feel so good about eating right.
    Be patient with your diet, be patient with your body. It is not a machine, it is a living being that needs to be treated with a lot of love and care, so please stop punishing yourselves with rigorous diets and take it one good day at a time, like our Chloe. See how she eats whatever she likes in moderation and still maintains a low weight? Go Chloe! 😀

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    1. gigi

      yay! I spent all day at University, and, wow girl, that would be awesome if the lectures there would be like your comment- it was long but soo interesting, inspirational and smart. thank you, Naeomie !

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    2. Abbey

      yeah, seriously, naeomie… that was amazing. you seem to be wise beyond your years, and I’m glad you posted that comment. that gets my best-comment-of-the-year award haha. thanks (:

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  31. naeomie

    Thanks guys! It really helps that we are open about how our diets and weight loss goals and experiences affect us, that way we know we’re not the only ones having random experiences. The media makes it look like less food minus more exercise equals nice and easy weight loss, but we all know it’s a lie (after experiencing it the hard way).

    I think it also helps that we are open about the downsides of our diet experiences and have often times without even realising it, a strict diet can transition into an eating disorder, try as you might to prevent it. I’ve been on so many roads since the “need for thin” that I many times wish I had never heard the words “slim”, “diet” and “natasha poly’s thighs” 😀 just kidding, I love Tash, but you get the point.

    Right now, am on what I think is a reform. Everyday I get up reminding myself to be a little less obsessive about what I eat. Iused to be a chronic calorie counter you see, somedays I still am unfortunately and I was obsessive about my total for the day ending in a round figure. It had to be a zero or 5, like 300 or 380 or 395, never 291 or 302 or 331. It would drive me nuts, I’d spend hours counting, cutting down, adding 0.5 here and there just to make it round up. It’s so crazy. I have a food scale & a calculator. Nothing wrong with them, until you start to abuse it. Like I said, its a one day at a time experience for me and I thought I’d share it with you guys, let you know that for some of us, our ignorance has led to horrible experiences, but thanks to you guys on here being so willing to share your dieting experiences, I now get to see that it isn’t all about 8hrs sleep, drink plenty of water and exercise like all those celebs would have us believe.

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    1. mew

      Oh thank goodness! Although I have loved the thread conversation (while I’m not brave enuf atm to post my stats :s maybe one day), I am sooooo looking forwards to a post 🙂

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  32. Megan

    Hey guys. I am gearing up to run a half-marathon in March! I have never really trained for anything that long before. Does anyone else run here? Is it possible to run that much while keeping calories to a minimum? I don’t want to be one of those runners who gains weight in addition to muscle, but I also want to do my best. any advice?

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    1. Abbey

      I run about 6 days a week, but never more than 7 miles. My cross country team only competes in 5ks, so running anything over 7 would be “extensive” (according to my coach). Aren’t half marathons around 10 miles? If so, I can’t say I’ve run one before haha. But as for the low cal thing, I’ve figured out that if I keep my stomach from growling by having 2-3 (maybe even 4, depending on your run that day) small, low-cal, high carb (as long as you’re gonna burn it off) snacks during the day, I can run after school feeling great and light on my feet, but not hungry. You know what I mean? Haha. And then, I don’t eat much after I run (maybe some toast w/ water) which keeps the light and airy feeling going. Also, I haven’t gained weight even though I have gained muscle and gotten leaner. Hope that helps (:

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    2. Chloe

      Megan, a year ago when I ran a marathon (ran a half marathon 2 years ago), I lifted weights and did lunges for lean muscle mass. I weighed an average of 42-43kg daily. A few days before the marathon, I started carboloading (no rubbish, just more wholegrain bread) and weighed 44kg on race day. I would say that don’t be afraid of weight gain unless it’s excessive. If you’re not increasing too much muscle mass, I’m quite sute you wouldn’t put on more than one kg.

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    3. Anya

      Hey Megan, I’m a runner and have done 3 marathons and plenty of half-marathons, 10ks, 5ks, etc. When I’m in my best shape I run about 50 miles per week and eat probably around 1500 (up to 2000) calories a day. I don’t count the calories because it would take too much time lol, but I only eat natural, organic foods (fruits, vegetables, lean meats, egg whites, and nuts/seeds) and stop when I’m not hungry anymore. I hardly ever eat bread. I found that brown rice and buckwheat give me more energy than bread or pasta. What really works for me in training though is doing a long run (16-20 miles) and eating only lean red meat and vegetables after (and maybe a fruit for dessert lol). I found the lean red meat helps me recover faster, and it only works if I keep the carbs to a minimum (eating the meat with rice or other carbs doesn’t have the same effect). However, about 4-5 days before your race you want to start eating more carbs (rice, buckwheat, whole grain/wheat pasta or bread) but not more overall calories. And it’s always a good idea to avoid processed foods and anything with high-fructose-corn-syrup or partially-hydrogenated-oil.

      Look up marathon or half-marathon training plans as well. Usually, there is 1 long run each week, 1 or 2 speed workouts, and the rest easy running days. Hope that helps!

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  33. skinnybananas

    This feels a bit late, with all the comments recently, but my internet wasn’t working yesterday ):
    1. currently weight about 93-95 lbs; fluctuates throughout the day. My goal weight is about 85 lbs, and I’m just under 5 ft.
    2. I guess right now it’s about 1500 or so. Haven’t been exercising much at all lately, but I got my parents to bring the exercise bike up to my room, so I can exercise as I read for school!
    3. Currently not really losing weight. I’m just trying to focus on school for now. But I’m planning to get back into dieting next week, after I go grocery shopping this week haha.

    And I just have to say, all the comments posted these last two days made me pretty excited. It’s like that old post again, and the atmosphere feels very fun and supportive.

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  34. Vivienne

    @Chloe
    you are such an inspiration. I always get inspired by your posts. I’m 5’10 and my weight is 132 lbs (60 kg). I lost five kilos in the last year but would like to loose more. My goal weight is 120 lbs. I have periods of clean/healthy eating (app.1200 cal) and days when I binge and eat about 2000cal a day. However, I am doing cardio an weight lifting 5 times a week but can not loose weight becuse I do not stick to the plan of eating 900-1200 cal. How many cal a day would you suggest and how long is my journey to my goal weight if I restrict my daily intake to about 1000 cal. Furthermore, I have problems with cellulite. Do you think tjat weight loss will diminish the appearance of my cellulite thighs? I would be glad if you reply. Kisses to all the skinny girls on skinny gossip.
    P.S. English is not my mother tongue, excuse me for the mistakes I could have made.

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    1. Anya

      Hey Vivienne, congrats on your weight loss! I would take a look at the types of foods you’re eating because sometimes the type of food is more important than the calories. For instance, 500 calories from vegetables is different from 500 calories from processed junk food. Cut out anything that has this in the ingredients: “partially hydrogenated” or “high fructose corn syrup.” In fact, it would be better altogether to just eat natural foods (organic whenever possible) such as fruits, vegetables, lean meats, and some nuts/seeds. Avoid sugar and saturated fats. Egg whites are a good source of protein, but you don’t want to eat the yolk, which has a lot of cholesterol. I can promise you that eating 1000-1200 calories of natural, organic foods will make your skin look much better and hopefully make that cellulite go away very quickly! And keep with the exercise, and make sure to challenge yourself by doing more repetitions or using a heavier weight. When you do cardio, try to get your heart rate up really high (sprinting intervals is a good way to do this). Hope that helps!

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    2. Chloe

      hey vivienne! firstly, thanks so much for your kind words. they made my day! 🙂
      congrats on losing 5kg. you must look great now. your goal weight sounds just fine too. keep sticking around this site and keep us updated! sounds like you’re well on your way to losing weight, especially with healthy eating, weights and cardio.
      with a daily intake of 1000kcal, i would think that you can lose around 1kg a week. one thing i find that really helps me when i lose weight is to not bother about the rate too much. as long as it does not plateau, and i’m still losing weight, all’s well. it’s hard but the best thing to do is to be patient with yourself and stay healthy and fit! the weight loss will definitely come.
      i lost weight from 53kg all the way to 38kg! anything’s possible. when i lost all the weight, it was the best time of my life because i could finally fit in all the clothes i wanted to and look good in almost anything in the dressing room. the salespersons complimented my figure, and i never worried about flabby arms or double chin in any pictures. however, some people commented i was too bony, which was why i chose to gain weight to 41kg. have maintained at 41kg for 2 years.

      i used to have cellulite at 53kg and it has all disappeared. i read that some skinny girls do get cellulite though! for me, it simply disappeared. hope they vanish for you too! 🙂

      love,
      Chloe

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      1. Laura

        oh that’s nice to hear the cellulite dissapeared! I hope that happens to me to as I loose weight because it’s also a genetic thing right? So it doesn’t always go away but I thought exercising and loosing weight helped.
        Oh and if you eat 1000 kcalories a day, in theory, if you first ate about 2000 kcalories, you would loose 1 kg a week. Because 7000 kcalories = 1 kg of fat. So if you would normally eat 2000 kcalories and you go from 2000 to 1000 that’s 7000 kcalories les for a week, so about 1 kg of fat :). (simply put haha)
        And ofcourse it’s better, as anya says, to pay attention to what you are eating.
        Because 1 gram of fat = 9 kcalories and 1 gram of protein or carbohydrates = 4 kcalories. But ofcourse fat is also healthy, but you need to look at the type of fat (saturated is unhealthy).
        Oh and you can eat just the whole egg because actually the cholesterol in food isn’t as bad as the cholesterol you get in you’re body from the saturated fat you eat ;).

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        1. Chloe

          yeah but it’s a good way to save calories since egg whites are almost as filling but so much lower in calories for even more…volume, for lack of a better word.

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          1. Vivienne

            Chloe, you are so sweet. I really feel like you care and are trying to help and motivate girls. I’ve just read your post and already lost some weight Thank you so much for sharing your experience.

  35. Vivienne

    Thank you Anya. You were of great help. Thanks for taking time and replying to me. I will keep you updated on my progress. I follow religiously skinny gurl’s blog but I never post as I feel my English isn’t good enough to post. Anyway I’ll do my best to reach my goal.

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  36. naeomie

    Stay in touch as much as you can Vivienne cos sometimes, the topics in a particula posting change dramatically lol. For instance, this one is about Magdalena Frackowiak, but look how its gone from Magdalena to food to weight to OCD to running marathons.
    Gotta keep up!

    Love you gurls so much 😀

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  37. Masha

    Now, it may seem a bit off the topic but I just have to thank you for creating this site. Reading all the comments made me feel truly relieved as they are really supporitve and SANE. I was tired of “skinny girls are monstrous and we, overweighted ones are really sexy because well, we are too lazy to change our lifestyles and too naive to not be manipulated by food companies” hate comments below every single model photo. Plus, I wanted to say I really look up to all of Americans girls wanting to be skinny as it sure is harder for you due to the promotion of obesity.
    Love you all girls!
    PS: Sorry for any grammar/spelling mistakes but I’m from Poland so English is not really my first language. 😉

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    1. Christa

      aw, thanks Masha. Reading this comment made me smile.

      I’m an American girl, and I gained weight my first year in college because I survived on fast food/cafeteria food. I’ve lost half of the weight so far. I’m so relieved that it is finally going.

      Your English is very good, by the way. Most Americans can’t even speak English properly, and English is the only language most of us know. lol.

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  38. Vivienne

    @Chloe
    you are so sweet. I really feel like you care and are trying to help and motivate girls. I’ve just read your post and already lost some weight 😉 Thank you so much for sharing your experience.

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  39. more2lose

    @Haylen (or anyone else from the site)
    I haven’t been able to get to skinnygurls for several days now. Instead I see Vanilla version 2 installer. Is it just me? Am I supposed to know what to do with that? I know I don’t post much at all, but I love reading everything. It’s driving me nuts between that and skinnygirl’s vacation.

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    1. Rose

      Me too! It comes up with all sorts of log in things as if I made the site or like I’m trying to make one if you get me? I hope it hasn’t been deleted by some kind of forum moderator 🙁 x

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  40. Cali

    if it doesn’t get up and running soon should we make a new one? I hate to see all the old posts disappear but I’m sad without. Any admin here? Haylen?

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  41. ashleyaggy

    Calling to all skinnes 🙂

    I really need some help. I’ve literally tried EVERYTHING in dieting, from not eating a whole day, to eating 5 small very healthy organic meals a day, to eating 3 regular healthy meals with fruit in between. I also exercise a TON.

    Not much has improved, maybe a loss of 6 pounds in the past two months at most :'(

    I really want to try diet pills like Zantrex or something. I’m not sure.

    I was wondering you guys think it’s appropriate for someone my age to be taking them? I’m 15, going to be 16 in december. and if you have any other recommendations, please tell me:) I’m desperate. I’m about 5’4 and 110. Not too happy about it 🙁

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    1. ChloeS

      NO DIET PILLS!!!!! please don’t take diet pills, they are sooo bad for you. especially at your age, they affect your heart, they can slow your growth, so many bad things.

      Maybe you’re not eating the right amount of calories. Go online and check your BMR (just type ‘bmr calculator’ into google) then make sure you eat less than that every day. That coupled with exercise, will surely result in weight loss. You may have to reduce them quite a lot in the beginning (say to 500 or 800) to get some fast results, and then build up to 1000 – 1200.

      Good luck, you can definitely do it just keep going!
      By the way just out of interest what is your goal weight?
      xox

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  42. 12andontheway

    i am 12 years old, 5’8, and 109 pounds. i really want to loose some weight without stunting my growth. any tips?

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    1. ChloeS

      Darling you are far too young for this site.
      Concentrate on being healthy and exercising, and slim-ness will follow. 5’8 and 109 pounds is a lovely, healthy and skinny weight that you should be proud of!

      Do not worry about losing weight now, health and growing up are your main concerns. Come back when you are 15 🙂

      xox

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    2. imogen

      twelve!! :0

      honey, you’re too young. and yeah, i know at your age, i was sick of hearing that too, but you’ll regret dieting at your age.
      it stunts your growth, messes up your metabolism, it has also been said to give you skin problems.

      wait till your body has finished being youthful!!
      I’m 19, and though i only started dieting a few years ago, i realise i shouldve started only recently.

      I’m 5’9 and 49kg, but if i hadn’t have dieted early as i did, i would’ve been slightly taller (like amazingly tall – my mother and sister were very successful models), and my metabolism would have made it easier to diet now that i’m older and getting more and more into modelling.

      trust me, wait hun. you’ll know why soon enough 😉

      be young and beautiful, NATURALLY, atleast for now 🙂
      x

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  43. Coco

    hi girls!
    i just wanted to thank you all!
    you’re such a great inspiration!
    hopefully i can stay strong and reach my goal…
    i don’t really dare to post my stats…because you all seem so perfect..
    but it helps me, because you show me it’s possible!
    i’m sorry for my english…i’ve finished school quite a while ago…
    i’m from germany…is anyone else here from germany?
    love
    Coco

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  44. kindaskinny

    hey, its my first comment and i know its nothing to do with the post but are there any tips for foods for school? the low-calorie options dont keep me full and during classes all you can hear is my stomach growling!! i find during school most difficult as im surrounded by all crap, unhealthy food and i think its whats stoppin me losing those last few kilos, which really need to go! thanks, you are all so inspiring 🙂

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    1. skinnybananas

      I used to have the same problem!
      Now, I eat a filling breakfast that’s 300 cal or less, a chewy bar (100 cal) at the halfway point before lunch, and a low calorie sandwich during or after lunch. Sometimes I also steal fruit from the lunchline just because I like apples, haha.
      I would definitely recommend sandwiches, as they’re pretty filling and you can make them really low cal. The bread I get is 45 cal per slice, but there are some that are even 40 or 35 cal. I eat it with 3 or 4 slices of chicken lunchmeat (6 slices = 50 cal), and I have a filling sandwich that’s just under 125 cal!
      Sandwiches also take a while to eat and chew, which will give your brain more time to tell you that you’re full. Whole wheat bread also gives you fiber which is another factor that fills you up. Plus, they’re a normal food that won’t make people think you’re dieting.
      Hope this helps!

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      1. kindaskinny

        i never have sandwiches so i may try that! i can only find bread thats like 90, i’ll try have a better look for some tho,
        thanks i hope it does too!

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      2. mew

        I just tried this sandwich idea and its genius! I also brought a pickle because I wanted a pickle and deli chicken sandwich and it was Yummy and under 200 cals. And I look totally normal 😉 I love tips for eating low cal without making it obvious – my family is the Worst for forcing more junk at anyone who is clearly trying to diet. So this is great, thanks! <3

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      3. imogen

        have a longer shower in the morning, makes me not crave food till usually around lunch.
        then eat baby food at lunch.
        chew gum during class.
        on the bus/walk/ride home, chew gum or have a snack-pack of smith’s chips (barely fattening, light and ever-so tasty)

        the straighter i sit up, the less my stomach growls. then if it does, i change position to the side more and it stops 🙂
        i’m down to 49kg at 5’9, sometimes i can get to 48. you just gotto know what gets your body losing faster and easier, then it’s all about determination! stay strong! schhol is over faster than you think 😉

        good luck girls

        x

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  45. Coco/Blossom

    i’m from Baden-Württemberg
    @Coco: sorry, i change my Name
    hopefully Blossom isn’t taken…
    do you take any supplements?

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      1. imogen

        I’m 5’9 and 49kg
        but with a lot of hard work 😉
        i can get down to 48kg if i stay on the baby food diet – half a can a day.

        haha

        stay stong girls
        x

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    1. kiss

      that would just make my life. I miss you girls!
      if people are interested, i know some more reliable hosts than vanillaforums.

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    2. kiss

      that would just make my life. I’ve missed you girls! If people are interested, i know of some more reliable hosts than vanilla forums.

      Reply
        1. kiss

          I’d be more than happy to format a simple forum if you girls want to fill it. i’ve designed boards before, so it would be a really quick job for me.

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    3. kiss

      that would make my life. I’ve missed you girls! if people are interested, I know some more reliable hosts than vanilla forums.

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  46. Abbey

    ladies.. please, pleeeeasee help me… I pigged out on cookies like ten minutes ago.. and I just made myself puke.. it was terrible I’m shaking right now and I want to cry… i need help please 🙁

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    1. ChloeS

      ok sweetie calm down, you made a mistake but its ok. The worst thing you can do is guilt-trip yourself. Make yourself a nice cup of tea to settle your stomach and sit down and watch tv or read and relax.
      Next time, if you binge, try and remember why you binged or what you were feeling before you did it. If you can recognise a pattern (e.g. I binge when I feel upset) then next time you may be able to stop yourself.
      Just remember a binge is NOT the end of the world and it will not reverse your hard work.
      Please, please, please don’t purge. It’s better to just accept that you binged and then do some exercise or be really good the next day. The dangers of purging are endless (I’m sure you know this) not to mention emotionally makes you feel horrible.
      Don’t let yourself get into that bingeing-purging cycle. it is so dangerous.
      Take care of yourself darling we are here whenever you need
      xox

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      1. Abbey

        thank you so much (: I’m never going to resort to that again. that was a veryveryvery weak moment for me, something that i hope will never happen again. today i’ve been good and i’m gonna stay that way. (:

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        1. mew

          *hugs* @Abbey
          The binge/purge cycle is definitely not one you want to head down… Believe me I’ve been there and its such a non-productive coping strategy that goes absolutely nowhere! Chloe had great advise, to try to recognize why the binge occurred and find a different way to deal with the issue. The road to skinny can be healthy AND happy and it is not worth sacrificing your sanity in the meantime! <3

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    2. Rosalie

      Do sports. If it’s possible where you live (I don’t know if it’s rainy weather where you live or more sunny weather (: ) or if it’s not possible go to the gym and rund for one hour or more. After that you won’t feel that bad anymore. It really works. Or at least with me (:
      Acutally it’s much more convinient to go to a gym because really often they have huge TV’s and sometimes-if you have luck-there also come comercials spots with your favorite model and this is really motivating me. And if there’s no TV you can take a high fashion magazine with you and look at all the campaigns and photoshoots while you’re running or driving this kinda bikes that are usually in a gym (sorry. I don’t know the english word for it-english is not my first language..)
      However. I hope it helped you..
      Good luck and stay skinny (:

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  47. Chloe

    i find that it’s much easier if i sleep enough (sleep early and wake up early), and if i eat the same thing every day.

    it also helps if i’m studying sufficiently. when i’m hungry, i do some exercises. a workout book right beside your study table really helps. even a minute-long workout every now and then can keep you more toned over time.

    i also love thinspiration. just can’t go overboard because i’d be spending too long looking at all the pictures 😀 the best part about thinspiration is telling myself that i CAN look like them. it is totally possible. that’s how i end up at my weight today 🙂 nowadays, i look at many pictures and think quietly to myself that i DO look better than some of them 😉

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    1. naeomie

      Nice one Chloe. Used to underestimate the power of good sleep, until I fell asleep early -by mistake. I woke up feeling so refreshed I actually jumbped out of bed, no kidding. Now getting to bed early is as important as eating clean. Very, very important. And just like Chloe, I eat the same thing everyday, cos its easier, keeps things simple, I dont have an over loaded fridge of all sorts, and since I eat a lot of veg, I dont have to panic that things are going rotten etc. My shopping list is very very short, I dont have to weigh food, cos I already know the portion size.
      I just like to keep things the Occams Razor way – simple.
      @ Abbey, I know how you feel, I used to be that way, I think most people on the journey to thin have binged at some or many points in their life (tho most are ashamed to admit). I realised that the reason I used to do so was that my calorie intake was too low cos I was a chronic calorie counter, so I had to work on that, and step by step, am getting tons better.

      Amen to the new chat forum I say.

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  48. michelle

    Hey yall can I get some feedback on this meal plan?

    I wanna try eating what a lot of christians call a Daniel fast where u just don’t eat breads, meats, or sweets and only drink water. I will be doing that for 21 days and then adding in only meat that I process myself (I’m from the country so it comes with the territory. Lol) of course I’ll be doing this without any fried foods or cheeses.

    I have got to do something. My body is scaring me with the way I seem to be able to just look at food gain these days. My hip bones are barely showing and I’m losing my gap. Help!! Sorry for all the complaining but u guys are the only ones who seem to understand this skinny life.

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