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Truth or Myth : Eat less to lose more

Many of us have heard this from friends or relatives who give us advice on weight loss. Is this advice true? Does it really help?

If you follow the advice blindly and eat less, not only will you become weak but your Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) will go down too. Which means, even if you eat less you won't lose weight and your body will be deprived of the essential nutrients.

Why does this happen?

Human body is a smart machine. It very quickly identifies that the calorie intake has dropped drastically. At this point it triggers the survival behaviour and starts storing energy rather than burning it, hence causing a drop in BMR. Next time you eat full, you will be burning lesser calories as your BMR has dropped. The calories which you haven't burned get converted to fat and produces an adverse result in the longer run.

It's true that you will lose weight for some time but in the end you will have gained more than you've lost.

So this is not true and is a myth which you should stay away from during weight loss.

If you want to lose weight you need to eat correctly and always measure what you are eating. Follow the macronutrients(proteins, fats, and carbohydrates) properly and try to increase your base metabolic rate. This is proper weight loss.


Eating less is bad

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