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Light-Headed with 1500 Calorie Diet

I am trying the low calorie diet, exactly as described in you books, and have since noticed that I am light-headed almost every time I stand up or bend down. I am a pretty healthy 46, about 219 lbs at 6’… is there an acclimation time that I just need to power through, or do I need to up the calories a little and work my way back down?

Thanks!

Or maybe even increase calories but also increase activity (e.g. walking)?

How many calories were you eating before going on this diet?
Scott

Honestly, I was not tracking. My guess would be around 3000.

I’d say go up to 1800 calories a day for a week and then go down by 100 calories each two-week period until you get to 1500. Then, stay at that level until you reach your goal.

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Thank you!