Hi, samiam. Yeah, the 1200 number is a little low. Protein, based on her LBM should be running about 170g per day. (LBM x 1.5g protein). And that number should be divided into 6 meals. The 6 meals will give her a more even, sustained energy level during the day. The 6 meals will give her metabolism a boost. Since weight loss has stalled, I would recommend that she switch from drinking her protein to chewing it. That allows for the thermic affect of food (about 10% or so of the protein calories she takes in).
It’s going to be an act of faith on her part, but I’d recommend 2 other things. 1). Strategic carb refeeds every fourth day, and 2). Raising calories to 1,400 calories per day to allow for the added protein.
Fat can always be dropped on any day to allow for protein and carb fluctuations. Since energy is a problem, I would strongly recommend high dose fish oil as part of the “good fats” she’s taking in. Read the chapter on athletes in Barry Sear’s book, the Omega Zone. At 6-10g fish oil is great for stamina, energy (mental & physical), endurance, health, reduction of inflammation, recovery, lipid profiles, cardiovascular health and cognition. I think liquid fish oil is pure liquid gold!
As far as cardio goes, to shake things up, I’d recommend HIIT; 30 seconds high, 90 seconds low, alternating, which works out to 15 “sprints,” in 30 minutes. Your wife can use a jump rope, run, use a StairMaster; anything she pleases. She should not do any more than four 30 minute sessions of HIIT per week.
Questions, 1). Is she getting her Surge post-workout? 2). What workout is she doing, and how long and how often is she in the gym?
These are my initial thoughts. Run them by your wife. Incorporate a few (especially the STRATEGIC carb refeeds) and get back with us. I wish you and her all the best, and if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask.