I have a question, my fitness pal says i have to be on a 1,200 calorie diet plan to lose 1-2 pounds a week. I also do exercise everday , i just dont understand the calorie deficet thing, do i have to eat 500 calories less than my diet plan to lose weight? Like i know we have to burn more than we eat. For example, sometimes i burn around 600 a day (running and zumba), once i add this to my plan it boosts up my calories which means i can eat more, i call them free calories. Is this how it all works ?
I would be Careful with thinking you can eat more just cause you worked out. Most trend to go over the alotted calories that way. I would just stick with only eating you're 1200. Find ways to make that go further thriughout the, day. With good healthy calories.
1200 is not much at all. Also, you need to focus on what you eat more than calories. Try to get 40% of your caloric intake from carbs, 40% from protein, and 20% from fat. The extra protien will help your body recover and cutting back the carbs and fat will help you lose weight. A 1200 calorie diet will make u lose weight but is hard to sustain. Anyway good luck!!!