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New Calorie Range

Thursday, January 30, 2014

I have been given a new calorie range. It is between 1200 and 1500 a day. Does this seem a little high? I have a very difficult time losing weight and although my clothes are baggy and loose, I think it is because I stay at the low end of my calorie range. Can you lose on 1200 calories a day? I am kind of scared to try. What if I start gaining again?

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    1200 is the minimum a woman should have a day. So dont worry. You can also increase your exercise.

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ADZY86 1/31/2014 7:15AM

    Wow I definitely couldn't lose on just 1200 calories a day...because by the 5th day I'd be so starving I'd probably end up eating about 5000 calories!!!
Eating too little can really slow down our metabolism and make it even harder to lose weight, which is definitely the opposite of what we want. Do you work out? Check your BMR, how many calories you burn doing exercise, and decide your calorie range based on that. Good luck whatever number you choose.

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    Have you looked at what your estimated BMR is?

Most women need at LEAST 1200 calories. I can't imagine eating less than that on a regular basis.

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.DUSTY. 1/30/2014 11:23PM

    "Can you lose on 1200 calories a day?" Are you serious?

Who gave you this range?

I guess if you gain you could always drop it down to 500-600 calories a day:)

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