Unless you have some disorder that causes a markedly slow metabolic rate (slower than usual hypothyroidism even), or unless you are being supervised by a competent doctor who has prescribed this regime for you-
YES you need to eat more!
I'm not a certified expert in these things, but you definitely need to be eating more. Nobody I know can run on 1000 calories a day healthily- and only those who are teeny, elderly, and sedentary can live off of 1200. I don't even know how 1200 became this "magic number."
I don't know your height, weight, age, or really even gender, but I am almost positive you burn *at least* 1600-1700 calories a day *when you do absolutely nothing but the basic living things, like eating, bathing, watching TV, etc*. When you throw in a 600-1000 kcal workout, you're burning a total of over 2200 calories (and that's if you have a very sedentary job).
So, if you eat 1000-1200 calories, you're eating to lose roughly 2 lbs a week *at the very minimum* and at the maximum... 3.4 lbs a week.
Do you weigh 340 lbs? If you don't, this isn't healthy for you... When it comes to losing weight and getting healthy, *fast* loss is often not *fat* loss. Your body will start eating away at your muscles, not your fat. That's the opposite of what you want.
If you do weigh 340 lbs then chances are you're burning a lot more than 1600-1700 kcal a day doing nothing. A 340 lb woman probably burns 2200 kcal doing nothing a day, so really no matter *how* much you weigh, this regime you have going on isn't healthy.
I don't mean to scare you too badly but it does worry me when I see people eating so little and working out so much.
Increase your calories so you are eating *at the very minimum* your BMR. Use the Harris-Benedict Equation and search online. For me, a 5'4" 130 lb 19yo female, BMR is 1432 kcal. For a woman my height and weight by 40yo BMR is 1333. Try to make sure your daily average is *no less* than this. This is just a start to help you eat more... because if you're like me, eating more while staying in control can be really difficult.
To be even more healthy, what I'd recommend is to evaluate your goals. Use SP's program to help with that. When you re-adjust your goals, instead of setting an arbitrary weight and date, do the 'enter a goal date and find out how much to lose by then'. They recommend losing no more than 1% of your body weight a week, so what I'd do is this: choose a date that is 5 weeks from now, and each week aim to lose 1% of your current body weight. So you would set the date on the "enter a goal date' to be 5 weeks away and when it wants you to enter in a weight loss rate, do 1% of current weight a week (200 becomes 2, 175 because 1.75). After you reach that goal weight, redo the goal- because you don't want to be losing TOO much weight. After 5 weeks if you start at 200 lbs, you're at 190 lbs, and then you should only lose about 1.9 lbs a week to be healthier.
SP with automatically adjust your calorie goal range if you do this :) Just make sure that you are entering your activity on the fitness tracker and you have your fitness goals set up.
I hope I don't confuse you with this... I just want you to be healthy :)
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