1000 calorie diet, lose 20 pounds in 3 months?
Topic: 1000 calorie diet, lose 20 pounds in 3 months?
October 14, 2019 / By Makkedah Question:
I'm a 17 years old girl, 5'5 and 140-135 pounds (my weight ranges from week to week). I'm a medium/large build girl. I would like to lose 20 pounds in 3 months so I'd be about 117-120 when March comes. Is this possible?!?! I am starting today on the 1000 calorie diet. I don't really have/get time to excersie. I would be also staying away from anything sugary/fattening.
P.S. don't tell me if this isn't "healthy" I have reasons. Thanks for you're guy's time :)
Best Answers: 1000 calorie diet, lose 20 pounds in 3 months?
Kiki | 3 days ago
Im 6'0 and 18 years of age, and when I was 16, I created a 1200 calorie meal plan for myself, of which I lost 30 pounds relatively quickly (within 4 months)
After 6 weeks, I gained 35 pounds back, and looked and felt worse than I ever had. This is why I urge you to NOT to follow this, for lack of better words, "diet".
When people say they don't have time for exercise, they either do not want to make time, or they refuse to FIND time. I go to school, work 30 hours a week in a busy retail store, babysit 3 times a week, have a social life, a boyfriend, study, watch TV AND can still make time for exercise. Whether its getting yourself 30 minutes earlier to take the dog for a walk or go for a jog, to skipping for 20 minutes with a pair of skipping ropes whilst waiting for your favourite TV show to start can all be included into your daily regimen. I highly recommend Jillian Michaels 30 day shred. Do this dvd for 20 minutes 5X a week whilst eating a balanced diet you will lose weight slowly, steadily, and most of all HEALTHILY. Do not lose weight quickly, because believe me, it will creep back on even quicker.
I wish you all the best :) and good luck with your weightloss journey!
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Originally Answered: My 1000 Calorie diet, what do you think?
Unfortunately your diet approach is absurd sorry I am being blunt here but I must concede to you it is quite naive to eat under 1200 calories because your literally depriving yourself of essential nutrients and over a prolonged period of time you'll become deficient of vital nutrients pertaining to blood. Also when making a bunch of compromises in your diet your going to suppress your appetite thus your metabolism may decline and your efforts shall be futile. I recommend you to stay within the ideal calorie consumption range of exceeding 1200 calories, what you need to strive for is slightly reducing your calorie consumption by 300-500 calories do not exceed that! Also you must realize that following the 1000 calorie diet can adversely affect your health in terms of energy, mood, sentiments around others etc. over prolonged use of that diet. Furthermore you should implement a healthy diet that consist of foods that are derived naturally(lean proteins, complex carbs,+ fatty acids.) Implementing a healthy diet is crucial and is the essence to your success so refrain from eating extravagantly, also inhibit yourself from eating foods such as delicacies, chocolates,jelly beans, sugary gunk, junk food, chips etc. that contribute to fat accumulation. The foods that I have mentioned you can compromise with vegetables, whole grain snacks, goldfish whole grain crackers, perhaps green tea, etc. Additionally to stimulate the weight loss eat frequent smaller portioned 4-6 meals every 2-3 hours to enhance and stabilize your metabolism! Drink plenty of water to expel wastes from the system more efficiently. In regards to your exercise try to engage in vigorous cardiovascular activities( intervals 30 seconds max 1 min moderate pace) 3-5 times a week to eliminate fat, prior to a strenuous workout eat whole grains, apples, nuts for sustenance and for ample energy for optimum performance. Incorporate rest periods 1-2 days off to recuperate and soothe the muscles, after the workout as well as forego stretch to expand muscle fibers. Ensure that your postworkout meal is comprised of proteins+carbs+fat to facilitate the muscle recuperation. I.E soy veggie burger, whole grain bread, nuts= eating sufficiently or use your discretion regarding that consult a doctor before embarking on this prodigious fitness journey! All the best :) please aim for losing 0.5lbs-2.0lbs per week by abiding by logic.
Technically it is all about caloric intake but if your body doesn't get the necessary nutrients/calories it needs and goes into starve mode, you will retain more water weight and eventually eat more due to lack of energy and hunger pains.
The best way to do it is to keep your body out of starve mode and exercise. Exercise burns those extra calories.
You could also eat the majority of your calories during the day and try not to eat anything after 5PM. That has worked for me. I lost about 55lbs.
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You won't lose the weight w/o exercise, PERIOD.
Takes about 3500 calories of deficit for 1lb.
20 lbs in 13 weeks means 1.5lbs/week, 5300cal/week, 750cal/day.
Your current maintenance intake is 1500cal/day. Subtract the 750 and you're at 750 to eat.
The only thing you'll achieve is starving your body, which leads to *weight gain*. Assuming you don't start passing out on the street due to starvation that is.
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store bought salad dressings can be packed with calories make your own vinaigrette and store it in a small spray bottle to coat your greens without over dressing them
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keeping good posture will not only strengthen your core but will also add a small extra calorie burn because you re working slightly harder to maintain the position
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Originally Answered: 1000 calorie diet? please answer !?
I would ask a doctor if exercising on such a low calorie diet would be harmful to yourself. How happy can you possibly be while restricting yourself so much anyway? The best way to lose weight and keep it off is to change habits, such as the amount of junk food, pizza and fast food types that you eat, reduce or eliminate carbonated beverages, etc. If you just drop your intake for two weeks and exercise you really won't see long-term results. Best of luck, and be happy with who you are no matter what.