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My diet plan is to eat 1200 calories a day, how do I burn more than 1200 calories to lose weight?

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June 27, 2019 / By Benedict
Question: Exercise, obviously..but how do I do such an intense workout to burn over 1200 calories? (I'm only trying to lose fat & gain muscle) Suggestions?
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Ab Ab | 2 days ago
Look up BMR and calculate how many calories you really need. Eat 250 calories less than that number a day and exercise to burn 250 calories every day and you will create a deficit of 500 calories a day you will easily loose weight without a drastic change in your diet. 3500 calories make 1lb so -3500 cal make -1lb. Don't try to loose more than 2lbs a week, thats unhealthy. Also, the slower you loose weight the easier it is to keep it off.
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Ab Originally Answered: I need a diet plan of 1200 calories.?
It's easy to stay under 1200 calories if you stay away from meat and dairy products. These types of foods are very high in fat, with low nutrient to calorie ratios. I have been a vegetarian for 2 years, and have lost 10 pounds without trying (and I was in the low healthy weight range before I changed). That said, if you do decide to eat meat, eat lean meats and fish. I usually eat something like this: Breakfast: Sprouted wheat bagel (TONS of protein) with 1 tbsp tofutti "better than cream cheese" (300 cals) OR 1 cup whole foods brand roasted wheat cereal with 1 cup light vanilla soy milk (silk) (190 cals) I've also recently discovered these amazing frozen waffles from whole foods (pomegranplus), and there are only 180 calories in 2 of them, they've got a fair amount of protein, and they're incredibly filling. I usually have breakfast with green tea or tazo awake tea, but if you like coffee, try it without adding cream and sugar (maybe skim milk/soy milk) Lunch: Whole wheat bread with tofutti cream cheese and pomegranate superfruit spread (230 cals) OR Whole wheat tortilla wrap with some hummus and lots of spinach and veggies (carrots, tomatoes, roasted peppers, roasted eggplant, etc.) you could also add some lean meat to this I have lunch early, so I usually have this just with water, but a good snack to have with this would be fruit/veggies Snack: a big bowl of spinach salad with some non-fat raspberry or non-fat ginger dressing or potato chips! (they are SO easy to make, you add no oil, and they take about 4 minutes in the microwave: http://blog.fatfreevegan.com/archive/2008_08_01_archive.html) (under 50 cals) I usually have this either with fruit, or I make a bagel pizza with half a sprouted wheat bagel, tomato sauce, and a tiny tiny bit of fresh mozzarella cheese (around 150-180 cals total) Dinner: Soup is amazing. You can make a huge pot of it and freeze part of it, and as long as it's not cream-based, it has very few calories. One night this week, I made about 4 cups of miso soup from scratch (it takes less than 10 minutes of active cooking) and ate it all for dinner. It sounds like I pigged out, but in reality, it was only around 200 calories (2.5 servings of tofu = 175 cals + 3 tbsp miso paste = 40 cals + seaweed = 10 calories) There are some delicious, healthy soup recipes on this website: http://blog.fatfreevegan.com/2005/12/soups.html For snacks, try to stay away from packaged stuff. That said, if you don't have much time, packaged foods can be easy snacks. Ryvita crackers are really healthy and good with goat cheese or hummus or cream cheese with fresh strawberries or even just plain. Fruit also makes a great snack. Here's a delicious, warm, quick, healthy fruit recipe: http://blog.fatfreevegan.com/2010/01/microwave-baked-apples-two-ways.html And here's a delicious recipe for cookies with only 78 calories each! http://blog.fatfreevegan.com/2010/02/banana-maple-oatmeal-cookies.html And all this food doesn't even add up to 1200 calories, so you can increase portion sizes or eat more meals throughout the day (it's healthiest to have 6 small meals per day). I know this might be too general, but following these guidelines have helped me remain thin. I only drink water, seltzer, and tea. Once in a while I'll have watered down juice (because if you don't drink sugary drinks very often, they taste extremely sweet). A cup of juice has at least 140 calories, and that's the all natural, no sugar added kind. So you can drink a cup of juice, or eat almost a cup of pasta. Oh, and my favorite website also has a section of "ridiculously easy" foods to cook: http://blog.fatfreevegan.com/2010/02/banana-maple-oatmeal-cookies.html Sorry if this got really rambly! Food is kind of an obsession for me... Good luck with your weight loss! I think it's great that you're so dedicated!

Shevaun Shevaun
you can't gain any muscle eating 1200 and burning 1200cals because you net nutrition for the day is 0 calories. extra calories build muscle. you couldn't even build muscle if you ate 1200 cals and burned only a few doing strength training. it's not enough calories.
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Peronel Peronel
Eat more, jesus, you can't live on 1200 calories a day. Your body uses 2000+ a day. Do it the old fashion way with exercise.
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Marleen Marleen
Just living will burn more than 1200 but if you restrict calories your body learns to survive on less.
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Krystine Krystine
at least 1,200 calories are burned automatically by your body every day. so, if you eat 1,200 calories per day and do 20-30 minutes worth of exercise, you'll definitely lose weight.
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Krystine Originally Answered: How many pounds do I lose if I lose 500 calories everyday with a diet of 1200 calories?
Is that your BMR or is that your daily calorie requirement? If you work out 6-7 times per week, and that is your BMR, then your daily calorie requirement to maintain your current weight would be approximately 1931 x 1.725, which is about 3300 calories. It's unlikely that 1931 is your daily calorie requirement, unless you are a VERY tiny person, because, on the average, even a sedantary person of average size would require about 2,000 calories per day to maintain their weight. Thus, I'm going to assume your daily calorie requirement is actually well over 3,000 calories. So, when you say a diet of 1200 calories, I'm assuming you mean daily. In which case, that would actually be 2,000 shy of your body's daily calorie intake requirement (in order to MAINTAIN your weight). Thus, going that route, you should lose abou a pound every other day, at that rate (which is pretty fast fat loss). As long as you're still getting between 70 and 100 grams of protein per day (on the average), and you continue exercising, you shouldn't lose any muscle - only fat. However, exercising 6-7 times per week is really pretty extreme, unless it's very low intensity exercise. Your body generally needs recovery time if you're exercising with any significant intensity. If you are wanting to lose weight and build muscle in the most efficient manner possible, but you calories, but also make sure your exercising right. Doing fairly high intensity HIIT training and/or strenghth training 4-5 times per week would be your best bet to stimulate as much muscle growth as possible while providing plenty of recovery time so your body actually has TIME and energy to build muscle. You're cutting ALOT of calories, which is OK. Many people will say you'll put your body into starvation mode, but this is a myth. Decades of research into intermittent fasting and severe calorie restriction diets have proven that it will not generally affect your metabolism in a negative way. however, sticking to a diet of such severe calorie restriction can be REALLY tough. If you can do it, that's great. But, most people would "fall of the wagon" in a short time. Going with a less calorie restricted diet and being willing to wait a little longer for the weight loss is generally a better way to go. Just my 2 cents. OH, and, as far as the complex carbs go, it's a myth also. Complex carbs aren't any better for you than simple carbs, and, on a diet that is restricted in calories as yours is, it will matter very little which you eat. In truth, staying clear of carbs for the most part (with the exception of fruit and veggie carbs) would actually be your best bet. It does require more energy/time for your body to process complex carbs, but that doesn't make them better or worse for your body, or any more healthy for you. Just harder to digest.

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