A rant about the 1200 number!
Why are people so obsessed with the 1200 number? I'm starting to get so irritated reading people's reports and seeing them berate and beat themselves up because they ate 1400 calories or something that is still a completely reasonable number to eat and lose weight on. 1200 is kind of an absurd number to follow on a daily basis. UG. Anyone else find themselves getting inexplicably irritated over this?
Your problem, not mine? Not all of us are that silly.
Hey, you asked.
To all that have posted I started on
Monday here and you are completely right when you say that the 1200 is often mistaken as maximum as this is exactly what i have been thinking !!! Seriously I am not into any kind of ED and don't know much about losing weight as I have always been happy with my weight until I recently had health complications I am sooooo relieved that the 1200 is minimum as i have been feeling like crap as I went way over today and you're right even though I have starved myself ( 1200 cals!!!! What the hell?) and exercised loads I have lost nothing I'm gonna carry on with this now instead if trying something new
I gave up on 1,200 cals a while ago. I was too hungry and dreaming of food every night. Now I average 1,400- 1,600 and I have the strength to work out and I've started losing again. I was thin as a teenager and ate A LOT and ran cross country. I probably ate 3,000 cals a day but never counted. Teens on here who eat 1,200 and exercise for hours a day, it's no wonder they're tired and dizzy. I just hope people talk to their docs and stay healthy.
CC gave me 1200 as the number i should eat to reach goal... i am 5'2" and am stuck at 150. with no measureable inch loss. i do 30 min easy cardio upon waking b4 eating to get a little xtra fat burn...have added protein... walk, do workout dvds, still stuck. is the 1200 the problem.. too little... i almost always go over like 100. oh yeah i do 5 small meals to up metabolism. i dont think i have a metabolism.
Two things have bothered me over the last six months that go along with the op: when people tell someone to eat low (this has happened in my calorie camp reports, when my deficit was around -1000 as it was), and the fact that people think a reasonable amount of calories is too many - most people didn't get overweight by eating about maintenance, for most people it was from eating way above maintenance for years. The reason they think they should eat less than a reasonable is the urgency to lose quickly, which seems to translate into "eat as little as possible for as long as you can stand it".