RE: Age & Weight loss
Posted Sunday, January 3, 2010 at 10:10 AM
Hi. 1000 cals per day is an awfully low amount. Add in exercise, and it is little wonder you would feel hungry. I'd be famished!
I'm 51. Like you, I have a hard time dropping weight. My difficulties are a slowed metabolism due to hypothyroidism, taking a beta blocker for a heart condition, and (and here's the biggest contributor) many, many years of binging and then going on one diet after another. My metabolism is really screwed-up.
My nutritionist has made me agree to never diet again and to eat three realistic meals each day with one or two light snacks (total @1500-1700 cals). I made her agree that I could try a low-fat vegan approach to eating. I try to space meals out by at least 3 hours. I've recently added in 45-60 mins of exercise per day (not all at once--two sessions to spike the metabolic rate). I'm beginning to notice some firming. The scale hasn't budged yet, and that depresses me. So, I'm staying away from the scale! I'd rather go by the fit of my clothes.
In short, why not try eating a bit more? Perhaps that will help you spike your metabolism AND give you the energy to keep up your exercise schedule.