So you've been on a low calorie diet and you lost some weight, then suddenly, the weight loss stops, or worse, you start gaining weight again.
You're barely eating and hungry all of the time, you've "been good" and swapped tasty treats for pink wafers and curly wurly's - why have you stopped losing weight?
And why did one weekend of fun make you gain 5lbs?!
The answer is metabolism.
Your body is clever and if it senses there isn't enough food, it will save energy wherever it can.
Bodily functions will begin to slow down, you'll feel tired, concentration will be harder and mood will suffer (amongst many other things too - these are just the ones you'll notice the most).
You'll also feel hungry because your body knows it needs more energy (food).
All of this means that low calorie diets only work short term and are not sustainable... Or fun.
Once you've dieted your metabolism down to a slow crawl, what happens when you do eat a lot of calories (like nights out or holidays)...?
Your body that's now only burning a few hundred calories a day gets fed a few thousand calories that it can't burn. So it gets stored.
And unless you're training enough to burn those calories through exercise (which you won't likely have the energy or motivation to do), it gets stored as fat.
Small calorie drops are ok, along with exercise to burn a bit more, but dropping calories too low will lead to a myriad of problems and eventually, not just a stop in weight loss, but weight GAIN.
Get in touch if you want to put an end to frustrating diets with no results and endless starvation and hunger.
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