If you’re trying to eat healthier or lose weight, you’ve probably been on a diet or two in your lifetime. And while you may have seen some success in the short-term, chances are you eventually reverted back to your old eating habits.
One popular approach is the 1200 calorie diet. This diet plan involves eating no more than 1200 calories per day, and is often recommended as a rapid and effective way to lose weight.
However, in our experience, working with thousands of personal training clients over the last 17 years, we’ve seen this plan fail time and time again. Here are a few reasons why:
1 – You’ll Constantly Be Hungry
you’ll be miserable the whole time you’re on it. 1200 calorie diets are simply too restrictive to be sustainable, and you’ll end up being hungry all the time.
1200 calories is simply not enough to sustain a human being, and you will find yourself feeling constantly hungry. Not only that, but you will also likely be cranky and irritable. This is because when you’re hungry, your body is lacking the nutrients it needs to function properly.
2 – You’re More Likely To Cheat
Cutting your calorie intake so dramatically is bound to leave you feeling hungry and deprived. It’s only a matter of time before you give in to your cravings and start overeating.
Additionally, 1200 calorie diets are often too restrictive, making it hard to stick to them for more than a few days or weeks. If you’re constantly feeling hungry and deprived, you’re not going to be very happy. And if you’re not happy, you’re not going to stick to your diet.
3 – You Might Not Be Getting Enough Nutrients
If you’re on a 1200 calorie diet, chances are you’re not getting enough nutrients. And if you’re not getting enough nutrients, you’re going to feel fatigue, irritability, and a whole host of other negative side effects.
A 1200 calorie diet might help you lose weight in the short term, but it’s not sustainable in the long term. You need to make sure you’re getting enough vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients in order to stay healthy. Otherwise, you’re just setting yourself up for failure.
The bottom line is that 1200 calorie diets are not sustainable in the long run. You might be able to lose weight in the short term, but you very well may end up gaining it all back – plus more! If you really want to lose weight and keep it off, you need to make the lifestyle changes so that you can lose the weight in a healthy and sustainable way and keep it off for good. Our upcoming 28-day Drop a Size Challenge is designed to help you get a jump start on just that. can help you do just that. Reply or leave a comment with the word CHALLENGE and we’ll send you all the info!
-Forest and the FVT Team at ForestVanceTraining.com