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1200 Calories

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Check out this blog from Huffington Post:

This is the best piece on weight management I've read in a very long time.

What do you say?

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PIGGYWAY 3/18/2014 2:42PM


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TREV1964 3/15/2014 8:42PM

    Some really good information here - Thanks for the link.



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MANDYLOVE_76 3/7/2014 4:09PM

    Thanks for sharing.

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1CRAZYDOG 3/6/2014 9:16PM

    It is all about building muscle, listening to your body, eating HEALTHY.

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PIGGYWAY 3/6/2014 4:41PM


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LINDAK25 3/6/2014 2:58PM

    Oh, I love this! We all know what she's talking about--where did that 1200 calories come from?

Talk about empowerment--wow! When are women going to stop measuring themselves against Hollywood's anorexic mindset? I love Sophia's comment about Special K. Don't you think a Special K bar is akin to eating a snickers?


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CHESSARIA 3/6/2014 2:04PM

    I really liked that article! It is spot on, and something that I have been thinking about lately.

I even sent it to my co-worker and my sister. I might post it to my facebook page as well.

Thank you so much for sharing!!!!!!

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NICKYCRANE 3/6/2014 1:54PM

    SP tells us not to go below 1200 cals! I count most of my cals. But I notice when I clock up cals from e.g. fruit, my weight doesn't seem to go up.
I enjoy feeling the fat decrease and the muscle, yes, MUSCLE!, increase. Having reached my goal weight, actually 2 kilos below my original goal, because I kept shedding weight, and decided to stop where it felt comfortable, I now have other goals, e,g reduce the spare tyre, so I can wear the summer shorts that were too tight last summer, DONE!: exercise more,for the moment at least 30 mins, burning at least 150 cals, DONE!: walk and jog faster, aiming for 4 mph walking, 5 mph jogging, progressing slowly but still progressing.
When I tried to eat intuitively without counting cals, my weight started going up. Now I eat intuitively, but also keep track of the cals. I ump on the scales every day, but only weigh myself exactly, no clothes, and record it once a week.

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WORKNPROGRESS49 3/6/2014 9:25AM


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TENNISJIM 3/6/2014 6:00AM

    I checked it out -- an article for women.

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4A-HEALTHY-BMI 3/6/2014 5:52AM

    There's a lot in there. Probably too much for many people to digest in one reading. But I'd say most of it is spot-on in regard to my experience.

You haven't yet told us what YOU think about it...


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PHEBESS 3/6/2014 4:41AM

    Wow, excellent article! Should be required reading by every women, maybe once a year!

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ARTJAC 3/6/2014 1:04AM


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TIGER_LILY_613 3/5/2014 11:14PM

It's so true : the media needs to lay more emphasis on eating HEALTHY and getting strong instead of harping on empty calories all the time.

LOVED this article. Thanks for sharing it !

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SERENE-BEAN 3/5/2014 11:12PM

    Calories are my friend. I cannot get the energy to go about my life if I do not get enough calories. I cannot get enough nutrition if I am near starvation.

Or, as I like to say, Calories are the POINT of food!

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ANGELCITYGAL 3/5/2014 10:59PM

    What do you think about the author's points?

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    1200 calories from what source? Burritos? Mc Donalds? What percentage is fat from animals? What part of what you are eating is chemically derived? How about nutrients?

Calorie based thinking is focusing on just one little bit of the entire picture of natural weight management - which we are looking for.

For me I am a raw organic vegan. My caloric intake starts at 2000 and can go up to 3100 if I'm working and training. BUT that is all from raw nutritionally dense food that the body either utilizes or disposes of. What is unused is NOT stored. Totally different Universe.

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