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January 27, 2011 3:18 PM
Hi all

I have recently joined and have lost 11lbs, which I'm very pleased with, but wanted to know,
what is the average weight loss per week ? .......with 1200 calories.

I will be starting my excersise routine next week, but would like to loose on average 5lbs to 10lbs per week
Any advice or tips ?

Thanks in advance! Good luck in your weight loss!
  4019153
January 27, 2011 3:20 PM
Usually 2 pounds a week is average and healthy. I don't know how much you would lose based on 1200 calories because it depends on your BMR and all.
January 27, 2011 3:22 PM
Usually 1-1.5 lbs a week is a realistic goal. if you lose it gradually it will stay off better. And you will be able to maintain it.
Exercise is a great way to keeep it off and feel great
January 27, 2011 3:23 PM
Yup, 2 pounds a week is about as much as you can lose and still be healthy. I have done diets in the past where I lost 5 or 6 pounds in a week, but as soon as you get to the weight you want and let your guard down (aka start eating real food again), it piles right back on,
  1031194
January 27, 2011 3:23 PM
There is no set amount of weight you lose with an amount of calories consumed. It depends on your activity level. 1200 calories is the lowest healthy amount for the average woman... also the highest healthy and recommended weightloss for women is 2lbs per week. Any more than that and you risk the loss putting a large strain on your body and mind and not being permanent. It could strain your back and you wouldn't be giving your skin a chance to heal and retract so you might end up with loser skin. Be patient with yourself and you should achieve lifelong success :)

Sorry I repeated stuff.. I guess we were responding at the same time :D Good advice ladies! Lol
Edited by chinawolfseyes24 On January 27, 2011 3:25 PM
January 27, 2011 3:24 PM
5 to 10 lbs. a week is not very realistic, or really all that safe. Losing weight slower, 1 to 1 1/2 lbs a week is more of a goal that can get accomplished. I am not saying this to bring you down, I am saying it for safety of your body.
If you are only eating 1200 calories and exercising, the weight will come off at first, but then if you don't feed your body some, if not all, the calories you are burning during exercise your body will fight back and go into starvation mode.
I have done the fast fat drops and it always came back x2. You have to give your body days to rest, and days to be in exercise mode. Just don't overdo it. It will come off.
January 27, 2011 3:24 PM
Hi there, I think 5 to 10 pounds a week maybe a little unrealistic. Remember this is a marathon not a sprint. If you drop weight that quickly chances are you will plateau and stop loosing in a few weeks, and even if you do loose it it is not sustainable to keep off. Also when you loose weight that fast you are breaking down muscle mass not actually loosing fat so its actually counterproductive.

I have a 1200 cal goal and normally loose 1 - 3 pounds a week and that is quite quick for me - I am trying to slow it down and build some muscle mass.

Maybe have a look for some people with similar start and goal weights and see what their rates are. Good luck! xx
January 27, 2011 3:24 PM
1200 is quite low and i wouldn't go lower... and i would recommend you eat back every exercise calorie... my two cents of course.
  3520235
January 27, 2011 3:24 PM
If you're shooting for 5-10lbs a week, you're setting yourself up for disappointment. Trust me, I know! Your body is not going to lose what you want every single week. It's just not. Take measurements, they're going to be the better indicator of your progress.
  883298
January 27, 2011 3:25 PM
fast weight loss=saggy skin.
  2305413
January 27, 2011 3:27 PM
Right thanks, coz it's saying my BMR should be 1,612 daily and I'm only eating 1200 is this good?
  4019153
January 27, 2011 3:29 PM
Congrats on your 11 lb weight loss. However be careful your body will reach a point where you cannot sustain a 1200 calorie diet any longer. With your increased metabolism, you will need to eat more.
January 27, 2011 3:30 PM
The key is to change your eating for really healthy ways that are sustainble for the long run. So you dont feel you are deprived and need to return to bad habits. Go for fresh, unprocessed, quick and easy to prepare. i find to that I have to plan my eating for the day so I dont slip off into foods that arent good for me or not helping me with my goal.
February 23, 2014 9:43 AM
Really depends upon what your weight is ..... 1kg of weight loss to a 65Kg (1.5%) person is different to a 1kg weight loss to a 100Kg person (1%).

Make you goals smart..... realistic and SAFE
  58218758
February 23, 2014 9:48 AM
QUOTE:

Really depends upon what your weight is ..... 1kg of weight loss to a 65Kg (1.5%) person is different to a 1kg weight loss to a 100Kg person (1%).

Make you goals smart..... realistic and SAFE


Why have you given a random reply to a 3 year old thread. I'm pretty sure they're not interested!
  30268846
February 23, 2014 11:56 AM
Five to ten pounds a week? Ridiculous...impossible ...unsustainable....unhealthy ....did I mention ridiculous!?
  14793149
February 23, 2014 12:45 PM
QUOTE:

Right thanks, coz it's saying my BMR should be 1,612 daily and I'm only eating 1200 is this good?


not really... unless you are very obese, you are eating too little and you would still lose weight eating above your BMR. It would be the healthier, more sustainable way to do it to be honest. Losing 5-10lbs a week is unrealistic, sorry :(

http://www.myfitnesspal.com/topics/show/310489-the-reason-why-starving-yourself-will-not-work
February 23, 2014 2:20 PM
I have been trying to eat only 1200 calories a day but I am so hungry. No matter what I try. Will this hunger eventually go away if I stick with it on a daily basis ? I can't figure out from all the posts whether 1200 calories is too low or is it healthy? I'm so confused !
February 23, 2014 2:46 PM
sorry I offended you .. please chose to ignore my post . :-/
  58218758
February 24, 2014 6:08 AM
QUOTE:

I have been trying to eat only 1200 calories a day but I am so hungry. No matter what I try. Will this hunger eventually go away if I stick with it on a daily basis ? I can't figure out from all the posts whether 1200 calories is too low or is it healthy? I'm so confused !


read here to understand. It can be healthy for someone very petite and/or old, but for most people this is not the most sustainable or healthy way to lose

http://www.myfitnesspal.com/topics/show/310489-the-reason-why-starving-yourself-will-not-work

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