I had trouble on a low calorie diet and felt hungry.

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Thanks so much for your prompt and detailed response regarding my question about a low carbohydrate diet. I very much appreciate your professional opinion because I don’t want to do anything harmful. Just so you know, when I said I “had trouble” with a low-calorie diet, I simply meant I had trouble staying on it because I felt hungry most of the time. Again, I appreciate your help very much.

You’re welcome. Did you try the Healthy Body Calculator? It will calculate calories based on your personal weight goal including 1 – 2-pound weight loss or weight maintenance. Use that as a guide to meal planning.

If you have trouble staying on a low-calorie eating plan like 1200, perhaps, you should try a slightly higher calorie level that still will achieve slower weight loss. You may not lose as fast, but you may be more likely to stay on your weight loss plan. Also, remember to include exercise.