Is it bad for you if you intake less than 1000 calories a day . Will you still get good results and quicker or will it slow things down . And what is the lowest amount of calories a girl can intake a day and still be healthy. I've been trying to count calories and diet and for the past week I barely hit 1000 calories a day and I'm working out twice or more a day . Is that ok?
My fitness pal or sparkpeople. I use sparkpeople. But 1000 cal a day is short term weight loss like already said on this topic. The FDA recommend 1500 cals I think for women. Idk how much you weigh or ananything. But I recomend finding out your maintenance level and then setting a weight loss goal for june "summer" and going on a more doable defecit. Good luck charday
Charday, I suggest you look into the posts "Want to lose or gain weight" and "Healthy eating and nutrition for beginners". There's a lot of info on how you calculate your BMR and your TDEE (that's an estimate on how many calories you burn per day based on your BMR and your activity level). I'm happy to assist you if you need help with the calculations, just pm me!
Advice and guidelines like "eat this and that much per day" are very generic and don't take into account your age, size, activity level and so on. I'm surprised that the National Institute of Health according to Myfitnesspal advises 1000-1200 calories a day for women. If you ask me that's really low and especially if you're working out. On a 1000 cal diet your body is gonna eat your muscles for energy and your workouts will be meaningless. As I've for the past months gained more experience and knowledge my opinion now is you shouldn't go lower than your BMR and ESPECIALLY not if you work out. I'm also starting to think it's good to shock your body once in a while so it doesn't get used to a certain level, but I don't have enough experience of that yet to give it as an advice.