Eating less is not necessarily better when losing weight

For many beginners who want to lose weight they think that the less they eat, the better. NOT TRUE. Starving yourself is NOT the answer, you need to eat the right amount. I know you are in a hurry to lose the fat but you spent years adding the fat, you cant lose it overnight. Many beginners end up on a starvation diet which lowers their metabolism and can start burning muscle.

So how do you know how much you should eat? I know I sound like a broken record but use my calorie calculator! Its easy, in 20 seconds you can tell exactly how many calories your body burns off in a day and how much you should cut your intake so you will lose fat at the optimal rate. A 20% caloric reduction is a very good compromise between speed of fat loss and retaining muscle.

4 thoughts on “Eating less is not necessarily better when losing weight”

  1. Yup, Scooby. Please keep on repeating this like broken record.

    Starvation diet will only worsen your metabolism and end up in muscle & health loss.

    Once you've lost muscle, it will take years to get it back.

  2. hi :)
    On average i eat This:

    Exercise: 3437kcal Food: 1636kcal (Fat: 50.03g, Protein: 166.75g, Carbs: 120.42g)

    I've gone from 104 kgs to 95 in 4 months but the last month i havent lost a single pound..(gained loths of strenght though..gone from 17kg curl to 25)

    Is it becouse i eat too little?
    (sorry if this is a stupid question)

  3. When I started dieting and changing the way I ate I starved myself too. I saw the pounds coming off but I didn't have any energy, now I diet correctly and the fat is slowly disappearing :)

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