I was told in High school and it stands true for me today, your body needs about 1200 calories a day just to breath and survive. If you eat less than that, you'll lose weight. Or if your exercising, your body will burn more than 1200 calories.
That statement is incorrect. Everyone has a different caloric need to function. It is called the BMR or basal metabolic rate and it is the number of calories your body needs to function properly daily and be inactive. Some people's BMR is 1257 ( mine) and some people have a BMR of 1800. It depends on your age, height, and weight..you do NOT eat less than your BMR. Ever. This will put you into starvation mode. You use the Harris Benedict Formula for exercise to calculate your maintenance calories and then subtract 500 from that for loss calories.
PM me your age, height, weight and workout schedule and I'll do the math for you.
Just remember, if you cut out carbs, you have to be carefu
at 6:58 AM on Apr. 12, 2011