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im going to try eating 1200 calories a day.if i keep doing that.how much weight is expected to be lost in a week?

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heather_11

Asked by heather_11 at 3:50 PM on Oct. 19, 2010 in Diet & Fitness

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  • It depends on how many calories you burn, how much you weigh, etc.
    FatGirl239

    Answer by FatGirl239 at 3:51 PM on Oct. 19, 2010

  • No one can tell you how much weight to expect to lose. You have to maintain and healthy diet AND exercise to lose weight. People lose weight at different rates.. No two people are the same.
    xxlilmomma09

    Answer by xxlilmomma09 at 3:51 PM on Oct. 19, 2010

  • Depends on:

    The amount and type of regular exercise you get
    Your current weight, body type, and overall size.
    The type of calories that you are taking in.
    pixie_trix

    Answer by pixie_trix at 3:51 PM on Oct. 19, 2010

  • It isn't just about the calories you eat. The fat or salt you intake, or the sugars. It's about the balanced meals you eat, the portion size, and excising. Nobody can tell you how much weight would be expected, because everybody loses weight differently. That's why diets aren't really a great idea, because one person should cut out carbs while another should count calories. Everyone is different, and everyone loses weight differently. So how much depends on your body.
    JazzlikeMraz

    Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 3:53 PM on Oct. 19, 2010

  • From what I remember of weight loss, it's healthier if it's a gradual decline in weight. Losing at most two pounds per week is fine. If you're losing more than two pounds per week, you need to add calories to your diet.
    _Tam_

    Answer by _Tam_ at 3:54 PM on Oct. 19, 2010

  • well in 18 years old.5'4 weigh about 170.the exercise i get is standing and walking at work.leg lifts and sit ups at home
    heather_11

    Comment by heather_11 (original poster) at 3:55 PM on Oct. 19, 2010

  • That's most likely not enough exercise to lose weight really.. To maintain your present weight and not gain any.. Yes.. To actuall lose weight, no.

    To actually lose weight, you have to build up your metabolism, build muscle mass, and increase your cardio level (which not only burns calories but also works to increase your metabolism). In order to lose weight, you have to up your bodies burning of calories, which takes exercising on a regular basis.
    pixie_trix

    Answer by pixie_trix at 4:01 PM on Oct. 19, 2010

  • Depends on your height and weight. Each body type takes a certain amount of calories to run each day. Based on how much you need to run, how much you actually eat, how much you plan to extinguish with excerise, and the calories in 1 pound of fat (which is 3500 calories) you can figure out an estimate.

    Take how much your body needs and subtract how much you are actually going to eat. That difference added to how much you burn off in exercise with tell you how many calories in one day you may be capable of losing. Then you multiply that by 7 for a week and divide it by one pound of fat. This will give you an estimate but may not be entirely be accurate because each body is different.

    Like say you need 2500 calories. You eat 1200. The difference is 1300. Then you plan on 200 calories lost in exercise. That is 1500 a day. 1500 by 7= 10500 divided by the 3500 calories it takes to burn 1 lb of fat = 3 lbs a week.
    jroseh68

    Answer by jroseh68 at 4:03 PM on Oct. 19, 2010

  • I would estimate the calories you body needs a day to be around 1600-1700. So if you eat 1200 calories the difference would be 400-500 calories a day. With the light activities you may not do much more than that. So that is about a pound a week.

    jroseh68

    Answer by jroseh68 at 4:09 PM on Oct. 19, 2010

  • I think that is entirely too few calories for you. You need to check into something more benefitial such as learning to live healthier and also eat right, etc. Then that will quickly fall into place with weight loss. :)

    This is the site I use and it's free. :)

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    Memigen

    Answer by Memigen at 2:11 PM on Oct. 20, 2010

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