Oh my goodness!! You’re so sweet. Thank you and I’m so glad that I could help!! It’s messages like this that keep this blog going <3
You can burn 600 calories that’s perfectly fine. However, if you’re not giving your body enough fuel to deal with that 600 calorie loss, then it’s not perfectly fine. 1200 calories a day as a sedentary female is usually a general guesstimate for what she should be consuming. Eating 1200 calories doesn’t mean you’ll lose more while exercising. Yes, there’s a general “calories in calories out” equation people like to cling to when losing weight, but when you’re eating too little that goes out the door. Calories aren’t just fuel for your workouts, they’re fuel for you to LIVE. Your body needs a certain amount just to keep itself running. If you don’t feed it enough and then workout on top of that, expending even MORE calories than its already clinging onto, then your metabolism will slow down and your body will go into starvation mode. When this happens, you may lose weight because you’re taking in less calories than you’re ultimately expending, but what you lose is muscle, not fat. Let me repeat. Lose muscle. Gain fat. Your body will be holding onto fat and letting go of muscle because it doesn’t really know when it’s next real meal is going to be, and therefore it stores as much fat as it can to use for later and uses your muscles as energy to keep it alive. Your body’s primary source of energy is calories and when it’s not getting enough calories, it turns to it’s second source of energy- muscle. Your body’s third source of energy are fat cells and this is why it’s holding onto your fat for later use. This is why it’s possible to be an unhealthy skinny person. If you keep your body well fueled, it will let go of fat cells more readily because it doesn’t feel like it has to rely on that backup of fuel. It can eat up what it wants to - calories. You wouldn’t drive a car at half tank when you need to drive a few hundred miles would you? Not without a pit-stop for more gas. ;)
As for the second part, that is another health concern very near and dear to my heart that a lot of people don’t really understand. There is always a point to working out, even if you don’t think about it in terms of weight loss. Your weight and health don’t necessarily correlate. You can be a healthy overweight person or an unhealthy optimal weight person. Even if you are the most healthy fit/skinny/whathaveyou person in the world, you should still be working out for your heart, for your energy, for your ultimate health.
Here you go love! Good luck! :)
I’m not sure I understand your questions…
Do you want workouts to get a certain body type (EX: make your hips larger or more muscular)? Or would certain workouts be beneficial for specific body types?
The fruit-labeled body types are usually just that, labels. It has nothing to do with health nor would it change how you workout. A lot of the time your “label” is just how your body looks genetically for example, where your body tends to gain weight (around hips for pear, tummy for apple etc). Long story short, there really is no correlation between your body type and how you should workout.
Don’t compare yourself to everyone else, compare yourself to the person you were yesterday. Everybody’s body is different. They could be looking at you like “DAAYUUM look at that upper body I wish I had his upper body.” Keep up with your cardio and weight training and eating/being healthy, you’ll get where you want to be :) And thank you so much love! That means a lot to me :D <3