get out of here with your 1200cals bullshit
you still have yet to disprove that I was eating 1200 calories or less a day from you last little BS posting.
I can name a dozen people on this site alone who are trying to stay in the 1200 calorie range to lose weight and have been successful.
Don't get me wrong, if you want to be a body builder, or gain muscle/strength, then 1200 calories a day is probably not the best bet. But if you want to lose weight, and are more than 20 pounds overweight, it works.
For my previous size - 315 pounds, I was told I needed to take in 3000 calories to "maintain" that weight. And I should have cut down to 2500 calories a day to "lose" weight.
But if I want to get down to 200 pounds (as a guideline), that would be 2300 calories a day to "maintain". And 1800 calories a day to continue "safe" weight loss.
Now a year later, I've lost 65 pounds, by eating 1200-1500 calories a day for the majority of the year. Don't get me wrong, I'm no saint, I've cheated, had some swings in there too, etc.
You guys want the best information on weight loss? Here it is.....
Find what works for you, via trial and error, stop listening to every "expert" out there, and dedicate yourself to doing whatever it is you decide. Don't let the scale run your life, in fact, put it up, stop weighing in daily, and even weekly. Weigh once a month, and consider any loss at all a success, not a failure because you didn't "meet your goal of 2 pounds a week".
You didn't get fat overnight, so don't expect to lose all that weight overnight either.