1200 Calories Too Low? - HELP GUIDE

MG_Fit
MG_Fit Posts: 1,143 Member
Only because I've seen 5 posts about this, this morning. I thought I'd just lend a helping hand.

If you are an adult human, YES 1200 / day is too low.

That is all.

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  • nomeejerome
    nomeejerome Posts: 2,616 Member
    Only because I've seen 5 posts about this, this morning. I thought I'd just lend a helping hand.

    If you are an adult human, YES 1200 / day is too low.

    That is all.

    For a lot of adult humans, yes 1200 is too low for calories. However, there are individuals that 1200 is an appropriate number.

    ETA: Yes, it can be annoying to see so many 1200 calorie per day threads, but it is not appropriate to make such a blanket statement without knowing certain stats and additional information.
  • RGv2
    RGv2 Posts: 5,789 Member
    Only because I've seen 5 posts about this, this morning. I thought I'd just lend a helping hand.

    If you are an adult human, YES 1200 / day is too low.

    That is all.

    Also, to add; The Search function is your friend.
  • britzzie
    britzzie Posts: 341 Member
    Only because I've seen 5 posts about this, this morning. I thought I'd just lend a helping hand.

    If you are an adult human, YES 1200 / day is too low.

    That is all.

    For a lot of adult humans, yes 1200 is too low for calories. However, there are individuals that 1200 is an appropriate number.

    ETA: Yes, it can be annoying to see so many 1200 calorie per day threads, but it is not appropriate to make such a blanket statement without knowing certain stats and additional information.

    I agree that 1200 is too low, and that blanket statements can be generally dangerous.

    HOWEVER, I just ran some numbers. (And yes I know that TDEE calculators are just estimates.) But at 5'0", 100lbs, 35 years old, a sedentary woman's TDEE is 1441ish. So...anyone who needs to lose weight and works out, generally needs to eat more than 1200.

    And that's how MFP is designed. The LOWEST it will give a woman is 1200 and she is supposed to eat back exercise calories if she works out. So I think it's fairly safe to say that if you exercise (even a little!) you need more than 1200.

    Just my $.02.
  • MG_Fit
    MG_Fit Posts: 1,143 Member
    Blanket statements can be dangerous I agree. But in the instance that one is eating below 1200, you should probably listening to your doctor, rather than random people on the internet. Just sayin'.
  • swat1948
    swat1948 Posts: 302 Member
    I eat between 1200 and 1300 calories everyday and have been for over a year and a half with a few breaks for birthdays and holidays. I have thyroid disease and I am 65, both of which lead to a slower metabolism and trust me, it takes a lot for me to lose. I exercise nearly every day burning 300 calories or more most days. Don't tell me I need to eat more to lose cause I have tried that and gained so I will stick to what I am doing since it seems to be working. That said, eating that low is not for everyone. I eat a lot for that low amount and feel free to check out my food diaries.
  • diannethegeek
    diannethegeek Posts: 14,776 Member
    Just bumping. Nothing to see here.