4.41 But I Only Eat 1200 Calories and I Am Still Obese

Really? First of all that is quite tough to really cut calories to 1200/day, but some people can actually reduce their calorie intake that low. But research shows that 90% of overweight/obese individuals actually eat more than they think. Try the MyFitnessPal app to track your diet intake. It is free and you will get an accurate estimate.

If you are really eating 1200 calories per day and are still overweight/obese, then you must sit on the couch all day long and not even move.

Think about it…even a 5 foot tall 154 lb women (BMI of 30.3, in the obese category) who is 50 years old would have a basal metabolic rate (BMR) of 1241 calories. This means if she says in bed all day and didn’t move, she would burn 1241 calories. So on a strict 1200 calorie diet without any daily calorie burning through activity, she should still slowly lose weight!

If you think you are on a good low calorie diet and are not losing weight, rethink how much you are actually eating. Look for hidden calories in what you eat. If you still think you are doing the right thing, talk to a nutritionist and start exercising more.

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