More proof Dr. Oz is a quack. Your body doesn't enter starvation mode when you eat below 1200 cals. There isn't some invisible one size fits all calorie bar. It would entirely depend on the individual. Generally speaking it's below -20 to -40% TDEE. 1200 cals is the minimum calorie intake a woman should eat to ensure she's still meeting her macro/micro nutrient requirements while on a calorie deficit.
With the multiply weight by 12 formula. That would put me at 1320 cals. So if I were to eat 1200 cals that would only give me a deficit of 120 cals/day without exercise. It would take me over 4 months to lose 1 lb.
Of course you can lose weight without exercise if you create a calorie deficit from your maintenance calorie needs (of which the formula includes activity/exercise). But exercise will allow you to create a larger calorie deficit and lose weight faster but there is a point of diminishing returns. The benefits of exercise while losing and beyond far outweigh the benefits of not exercising from a health perspective. For example, not including strength training while losing could mean that 20-30% of your weight loss is coming from lean muscle/tissue.
If you enjoy working out that long and can see yourself maintaining that workout regiment after you reach your goal weight, by all means... continue. But there is a point of diminishing returns when it comes to weight loss and not keeping it up after you reach your goal could mean weight gain. Not to mention, cause you to loathe exercise and giving up on it completely. It's best to develop a routine that you can see yourself sticking with for the long term.
I personally workout between 1-2 hours a day but that includes both cardio and strength training. I also walk and hike a lot on top of that but I enjoy it and the results it gives me even though my goals are no longer weight loss.
As far as Dr Oz goes, he's a tv personality, I would take anything he has to say with a grain of salt.
Edited by: JENNILACEY at: 5/15/2013 (11:06)
Take your focus off the Marshmallow. www.leangains.com/2010/01/marshmallo
"Toning" is marketing muscles to women who are afraid if they pick up a barbell, they'll leave the gym looking like She-Hulk. If you don't want to get bulky, lift heavy!
I can bench Nicole Richie, eat more than she does in a day before noon, I have a good 20 lbs on her but could still wear her pants.
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