Do you have the impression you have hit a fat loss plateau? Having difficulties loosing weight? You have been dieting for weeks and don’t see any progress? Well maybe it is time to look at your food intake and making sure you get enough calories.
If you want to lose weight, you have to eat enough! Many people still go onto very restrictive diet and don’t lose any weight, they start eating more (but better) and the weight starts to drop!
It is not magic, it is science and we will explain why in this article. The body actually needs calories to burn calories. By not eating enough you will just get tired, dizzy, crashing your metabolism and giving up your sport.
Skimping on your food intake can throw your body for a loop and contribute to weight gain,
“When you’re not eating enough, you can send your body into starvation mode. Your metabolism slows down because it doesn’t know where its next round of calories is coming from,”
Think of food as your body’s kindling; it sparks your metabolism, making weight loss possible. When you’re eating enough, the body first uses food for fuel, then turns to the fat it’s been holding onto for energy,
But restrict calories too severely, and your body goes into “starvation mode,” and starts to break down lean muscle tissue to reserve its energy stores. Ultimately, this can slow metabolism, making it tougher to lose weight.
While calorie needs differ based on activity level, goals, and gender, most women should consume at least 1,200 to 1,500 calories daily, according to the National Institutes of Health. Once you dip below that number, it becomes difficult for the body to perform basic biological functions that keep us healthy.
So if you think you have been hitting a weight loss plateau and you are looking to reverse your metabolism it is time to make some changes in your diet.
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