On Thursday, I went to the doctors, because I want my bloodwork done. I was prediabetic, but my last AC1, a year ago, was great. My doctor's office is a teaching office for new doctors, and I got a resident. After taking a history, she measured my waist and said, "You still have a ways to go, we recommend all women have a waist under 81cm (31inches)."
I was annoyed, because I've lost over 100lbs in under a year. Plus, I can't stand standardized body expectations. My regular doctor would not have said such a thing to me.
Later, I told my sister's gf about this. She's a nurse in a heart surgery unit. I told her that my caloric intake is consistently between 900-1500, and she said, "The recommendation for women is 1300."
%^(*&!! Seriously? My BMR is 1769 at my current weight. WTH is wrong with them? I bike, walk 5 miles a day, weightlift regularly. 1300 for all women, regardless of size, activity? If anything, I've been concerned that I'm not eating enough.
Anyways, I want to know what the stupid things medical professionals have told you? And given my BMR 1769, and my activity level's high, what is your opinion on what my caloric requirements are for safe, consistent weightloss?