Followed by a 1200 calorie diet and 2 litres of water, is this a good fitness plan for losing weight?

November 9, 2011 by  
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Question by Emma: Followed by a 1200 calorie diet and 2 litres of water, is this a good fitness plan for losing weight?
Im 17 years old and i was wondering if this is a good weight loss plan to lose about 20 pounds in 3 months?

as well as an hour walk in the morning and pilates at night;

monday- afternoon surf
tuesday- tai chi class
wednesday- afternoon surf
thuresday -dance class
friday- afternoon surf
saturday- swim at the local pool
sunday- yoga class

Best answer:

Answer by Elle_2day
Due to all the exercise you are getting in, 1200 cals is at the lower end of how much you should be eating; try to have 1200 on the days you surf and between 1200 – 1500 on the other days. Also try and drink between 2-3 litres daily.
Do this and you will have an amazing plan to lose weight, especially since your body won’t get bored with all the different exercises.
Good luck x

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2 Responses to “Followed by a 1200 calorie diet and 2 litres of water, is this a good fitness plan for losing weight?”
  1. Ex-Boxer (Fitness Instructor) says:

    Yea its seems good here are some other ways to lose weight

    Okay the best way to lose weight is to concentrate on 2 main things, this is your diet and your workout.


    You need to get both of them right, now your diet should work like this… you should be eating a meal every 2-3 hours but not a junk food snack/meal. When i say meal i mean something which is healthy ie you might have some pasta with tuna, or a quick banana as a snack. The foods you eat should be COMPLEX carbs ie pasta, brown bread etc etc. You also want to try and get as much fruit + ved in a day. Make sure you have a good amount of protein throughout your meals.

    Now you also need to work out your Basal Metabolic Rate, this simply tells you how many calories you burn a day, you need to find out how much your actually eating now its most likely to be in excess if it is you want to TRY and cut down 500 calories and stick to your new total amount. This shouldnt be hard because you will be eating Complex carbs which are just as filling but have a lower calorie count but are better for you than empty calories which are found in simple carbs.


    Here are some tips for you

    Okay now for your workout what you want to be doing is concentrating on many different types of cardio exercises. These are your jogging,swimming basically anything that makes you sweat and makes your heart pound. If you can join a gym as they have a lot of cardio machines there. Now once you get in to the hang of say jogging, what i mean by this is say you jog 20 mins everyday eventually you will come to a point where your not losing anymore weight this is like hitting a brick wall, this means you need to up the game, start jogging that extra five minutes a day, start taking that one less suagr in your cup of tea.

    The most important tip to remember is to vary your cardio routines. Your body gets used to the same cardio routines done over and over. By varying your routine, your body will have to adjust, and thus causes a rise in the metabolic rate, thereby burning calories faster. But how many people do you see walking everyday in your neighborhood, or on the same treadmill or elliptical machine at the gym, and their body never seems to be changing. They do all that work and see no visible results. That is because the conventional wisdom is to get some form of cardio 3-5 days a week at 30 – 60 minutes.

    A better alternative is high impact interval training. High impact training could include doing a warm-up of 3-4 minutes on a treadmill, followed by 1 minute at 8 mph, then 1 1/2 minutes at 4 mph, then run 10 mph for 1 minute, then walk at 4 mph for 1 1/2 minutes. You can repeat this 3 or 4 times to get a very effective, and not boring cardio workout.

    You can also incorporate running or walking stairs, or do short sprints. The sprints need not be long (20,30, 50 yards), and you rest by walking back to the starting point. These are very effective. Have you ever seen a fat person running the 100 yard dash at the Olympics?

    And often overlooked is the jump rope. Do short bursts of jump rope at a brisk pace with some faster paced, or double jumps, or criss crosses mixed in.

    By applying these cardio tips on how to burn calories fast, you should be able to jump start your metabolism, and make progress towards your fitness goals

    I can guarantee you that you will lose weight i have had to both GAIN and LOSE weight as i was an ex boxer I assure you that this will work, but the most important tip is motivation from YOU!

    Best Of Luck

    Feel free to ad me on “IM” if you have any questions

  2. Luke says:

    Hi there.
    I’m a personal trainer. Fitness programs differ for each person, it will depends on your goals and what you really want to achieve?
    Feel free to check out my website:

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