Do you want to lose weight? It is no secret that the only way to lose weight is to eat at a calorie deficit. It is important to find the ideal deficit for you because eating too little can also cause weight gain.
The fact unknown to most people is that people can gain weight by simply NOT eating enough. In order to lose weight consistently, a healthy diet and exercise are essential tools. Cutting your calories too soon and too much can be counter-productive.
The body is a very intelligent machine; it knows how to regulate effectively many processes to support homeostasis. If you restrict your food intake drastically, your body will decrease its metabolic rate so it starts to burn fewer calories. If your body begins to burn fewer calories each day, it is going to be far more difficult for you to lose weight.
If you are not giving your body the energy it requires to fuel your daily activities then it will have to start sourcing it from somewhere else. The first place it will look is your stored body fat; however, it is far easier for your body to break down your lean muscle mass so it can be converted to glucose and burned for energy. The outcome is a snowball effect where your metabolism start to decline further.
Before you even know it, you would have crashed your metabolism and that can result in gaining back some of what you have lost or by plateauing on your weight loss. We have listed a few simple tips for weight loss.