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February 1, 2011 3:50 AM
I'm having problems trying to eat three meals a day that total 1200 calories a day. I've only been eating 2 meals a day that totals 1200 calories a day. Every morning I drink Dr. Oz smoothies, I don't eat lunch but I eat a sensible dinner. I've lost a total of 30 pounds so far, but I want to lose another 20 pounds for me to be totally happy with myself. Any sugguestions?
February 1, 2011 3:58 AM
You are very welcome to have a look through my food diary.
I workout a fair bit too so that always adds calories. I tend to have my 3 meals in 1200 then have a cup of hot choc and biscuit to eat up some exercise cals. If you like anything there I am happy to send you recipes :)
Sam x
February 1, 2011 4:18 AM
take a look at my diary too if you wish...I'm on a 1400 calorie intake but many days I am under and hovering around 1200 (give or take a few). 18 days out of 32 I've been under or pretty close....and check out my post about breakfast ideas...it's an amazing breakfast for under 100 calories!
Edited by dawny17 On February 1, 2011 4:22 AM
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February 1, 2011 6:35 AM
You can look at my diary too, it is public. I have a lot of 1200 cal days and always eat 3 meals plus usually snacks.
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February 1, 2011 6:51 AM
Exercise is a great way to get some extra calories - I wouldn't be able to stick to 1200 otherwise! But eating only one proper meal a day isn't a good way to go on, you can easily eat 3 meals at under 400 calories each which should fill you up all day, eg:

Breakfast: wholemeal toast/porridge/low fat (no added sugar) yoghurt with berries

Lunch: Big green salad with chicken/tuna/roast vegetables, or even a homemade sandwich on wholemeal bread

Dinner: Stir-fry with lean meat and veggies/Fish with potatoes and salad/chilli with rice etc

If you don't eat throughout the day you won't keep your metabolism up and it will be harder to lose weight.
February 2, 2011 6:43 PM
Thanks everyone, I will have to take a look at your profiles when I have a little extra time. :)

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