Re: Calories Question
I'm not sure where the significance of 1200 calories comes from. In my opinion (not scientific fact), I think most active women should not drop below 1500 calories.
A good rule of thumb is this, your body needs 10 times your CURRENT body weight for automatic functions like hair growth and beating your heart. You do not want to go below this number. Eating fewer calories than your body needs for these automatic functions makes your body shut down some of these automatic functions that aren't necessary. Things like hair & nail growth, hunger signals, stuff like that. And it slows your metaoblism so you need fewer calories to get by. For weight loss, you want to eat between 10 and 12 times your current body weight. 10 on days when you're a lazy bum and 12 on days when you're really really active. =)