Our expert says:
If you use a very-low-energy diet your body will start conserving energy to try and survive. If you then still stress your body with high energy demands by doing a lot of strenuous exercise, then you will encourage further energy saving. Your 1200 kcal a day diet is, however, not yet a starvation diet, so you should start experiencing weightloss. You don't mention your height in meters or weight in kg so that I can calculate your BMI. If your body weight is already in the normal range and you are forcing weightloss then this would cause a slow down in metabolism. Keep a check on your measurements to see if you are losing cm which would intake fat loss even if your weight is not decreasing.
Hang in there and don't overdo things
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