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Can almost any adult live fine on a 1200 calorie diet to help lose weight?

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Dr. Robert Skversky
Bariatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: NOT LONG TERM

No! a 1200 cal diet will help you lose weight initially but over time diets by themselves, even 1200 calories will fail for sound physiologic reasons.
That is why commercial weight loss programs have a 95% failure rate at 3-4 years.

In brief: NOT LONG TERM

No! a 1200 cal diet will help you lose weight initially but over time diets by themselves, even 1200 calories will fail for sound physiologic reasons.
That is why commercial weight loss programs have a 95% failure rate at 3-4 years.
Dr. Robert Skversky
Dr. Robert Skversky
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Dr. Joseph Kuhn
Bariatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: 1200 plus vitamins

Almost any adult can use a 1200 calorie diet plus a vitamin/mineral supplement to lose weight safely.
Usually worth some baseline labs from your doctor to make sure your metabolism is ok (thyroid, iron, B12 for example). Generally focus on veggies, fruits, and proteins. Good luck.

In brief: 1200 plus vitamins

Almost any adult can use a 1200 calorie diet plus a vitamin/mineral supplement to lose weight safely.
Usually worth some baseline labs from your doctor to make sure your metabolism is ok (thyroid, iron, B12 for example). Generally focus on veggies, fruits, and proteins. Good luck.
Dr. Joseph Kuhn
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