I eat way more food now than when I when I was overweight. The difference is the food I eat now is lower in calories and higher in nutritional value so I get to eat more of it (bulk wise) since it's not as calorie dense as less healthier choices. I also eat more because I'm more active and need more calories. Whenever I plateaued, eating *more* was what helped me to get the scale moving again.
This isn't a contest of "how low you can go". Eating too little can actually harm weight loss in the long run. You will lower your BMR (metabolism) making it harder for you to lose weight. You will begin to experience either incredibly slow weight loss for the amount of calories you're consuming or stagnant weight loss. Not to mention, it's incredibly unhealthy to deny your body much needed calories, macro/micro nutrients. You will also cause your body to want to burn lean muscle/tissue over fat (as it tries to hold onto fat until the bitter end).
Edited by: JENNILACEY at: 4/15/2013 (10:42)
Take your focus off the Marshmallow. www.leangains.com/2010/01/marshmallo
"Toning" is marketing muscles to women who are afraid if they pick up a barbell, they'll leave the gym looking like She-Hulk. If you don't want to get bulky, lift heavy!
I can bench Nicole Richie, eat more than she does in a day before noon, I have a good 20 lbs on her but could still wear her pants.
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