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  • Natalia September 6, 2014 Reply

    I have read that anything under consuming 1500 calories is a starvation diet? I agree with this article in the respect that Lady X should make wiser choices and cosine less calories from fat but I do not agree with limiting caloric numbers (as long as you are eating the proper foods)

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    360active September 8, 2014 Reply

    Natalia- thanks for the comment. You are completely correct that caloric restrictive diets are not effective. However, the general rule of thumb for a sedentary person is 100 calories for every pound of body weight. Therefore, a 120 pound person should eat approximately 1200 calories per day to maintain their body weight. Anything less and they will lose weight, anything more and they gain weight.

    There are factors to consider such as activity levels and the type of calories they are consuming but the general rule is reasonably accurate. At 360Active we factor all this in when designing nutrition and fitness programs.

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