The 1200 Calorie Diet Plan
All you need to do is to constrain yourself a bit and follow the 1200 calorie diet plan. This is a fast and healthy way to shave off those few (or more) pounds that has been bothering you, but only if you respect a few guidelines.
How does 1200 calorie diet work?
If you’re in a never ending struggle to lose weight, I have some good news for you! Every activity burns calories. Even sleeping and breathing! But, how much of them your body consumes depend on what your daily activities are.
You can calculate this with this handy Daily Calorie Needs Calculator. That is your recommended daily calorie intake, it is needed just to maintain your current weight.
Reducing 500 calories per day, or 3500 calories per week will result in 1 pound loss, reducing 1000 calories per day will get you 2 pounds less per week.
Cutting more than 1000 calories daily is not a good idea. Recommended minimum for a woman is 1200 calorie per day, for men that figure comes to about 1500-1700.This will provide you with an adequate nutrition and a healthy way to lose weight.
Is this low calorie diet for you?
Although this diet is healthy and highly recommended for most people, there are some limitations – if you have used calculator above, and your recommended daily calorie intake is above 2200, or if you are practicing some demanding physical activities, than 1200 calorie diet isn’t for you.
For some people cutting calories this low will be a too big step to take so it is recommended first to reduce to 1500 calories per day, then 1400, 1300… and eventually 1200 calorie diet will be at your grasp.