She's right you know...I know this from experience. In the past I thought I could prove everyone wrong and do it MY way. OBVIOUSLY less in means quicker weight loss, so you'd think. It starts out that way at 1st too. Then after a bit your body starts doing it's own thing. It has natural instincts that despite all logic, it just has it's own way of kicking into "survival" mode. Your body thinks you're starving and will convert your calories into fat and store it on you. You will instead be breaking down your muscle tissue over time. Our bodies haven't gotten the memo that we're no longer needing survival mode and that it's highly unlikely we will face situations that would allow us to starve. That is why you need at least 1200 calories a day, or if you workout a lot, you need to add the amount you burn on top of that.
All in all, if you eat less than 1200 a day, you'll be damaging your muscle tissues (which also help burn additional fat) AND after a while you'll be surprised to see a gain, and then more gain. Another reason fast weight loss is generally not permanent.
I got the same warning I'm giving you and I just rolled my eyes and did my own thing, but what I was told was true and in the end (and after MANY trial and errors) I came to find that everyone knew what they were talking about, and being healthy is by far the more important goal, NOT losing it fast.
I wish you the best of luck!! You'll figure out what works for you either way =]
| December SparkPoints: 391