Most health institutes recommend a minimum number of daily calories to ensure you are receiving enough nutrients to fuel your body and function properly with day to day tasks.
For Women: 1200 calories is the minimum number of daily calories to ensure you are not becoming malnourished
For Men: 1800 is the minimum number of daily calories to ensure you are not becoming malnourished
If your daily calorie allowance is lower than these minimums, it is most likely that your goal weight at the end of 30 days is not realistic and you are attempting to lose too much weight in a short period of time. If this is the case, you have two options:
Calculate your daily calories again, but this time with a more realistic goal weight
Simply adopt the minimum recommend daily calories (1200 for women and 1800 for men)
Please note that Studio Pilates does not recommend or endorse clients to consume fewer than the minimum recommended daily calorie allowances
Calorie Variations for Athletes
Please note that the 30 Day Challenge has not been created for athletes or individuals who perform intense exercise at a high level five or more times a week. If you are an athlete, professional dancer, training for a physical competition or fit into a similar category, please be aware that you will need to consume a much larger number of calories than what will be calculated above. Please seek professional advice for individual calorie needs while training.
Calorie Recommendations as a Guide Only
Your daily calorie recommendations as computed above are designed to provide you with a guide only. If you are extremely hungry, feeling faint or feel like you are eating too little, listen to your body and increase your daily calories by around 100-200, or what feels right for you. Similarly, if you feel like you are eating too many calories, adjust accordingly but do not go below the minimum recommended daily calorie amounts listed above.