Myth: Just eat less or reduce your overall caloric intake and you’ll lose weight.
Fact: Eating too few calories can sabotage your metabolism causing your body to go into “starvation mode” and gain more weight.
You’ve probably heard someone tell you to eat less, reduce caloric intake, or increase cardio to lose weight. But, our bodies are super complex and eating too few calories can actually slow down our metabolism, break down muscle, and cause our bodies to hold onto fat.
As a general rule of thumb, 1,500-1,600 calories should be the minimum we need to consume daily even when trying to lose weight/fat to survive and thrive!
Oftentimes our nutrition clients at One Life say “I’m eating more than ever before and have never lost this much fat!”