Hello, Me and my Fiancée live a very busy lifestyle, both working full time jobs and different times to each other. In the last year we managed to slip ourselves within a diet consisting of under 1000 calories a day. We are trying to get into a routine of real meals. Upping our calories. The problem is we are gaining weight as we do. I have been told this is to be expected, that until our bodies get out of the starvation mode it will store the food as if it was. I feel bloated, fat, i have put on almost 4 stone within a few months, even before we started upping our calories. I had muscle and am 5"8 weighing 11 stone, now i weigh just over 15 stone!!! I am disgusted at my own body. Has anyone else been through this?? I have a few questions to put my mind at ease. 1. How long till we get out of starvation mode? 2. How should we proceed to upping our calories? 3. How long till we see weight loss? 4. Any tips? 5. How did you manage? Any and all information would be a blessing! We have only been told to up our calories by the doctors to get out of this damn starvation mode but do not know the way to go about it and what to expect! Thankyou in advance for any and all help!