Will You Lose Weight Faster by Eating Only a Few Calories?
Weight loss doesn’t become faster or easier just by eating a few calories. Your body doesn’t work like that. If you eat a lot fewer calories than your body requires, your body goes into famine mode.
Your body thinks: “Help! No food! There must be a famine. I’d better slow down and burn fewer calories.” Result? Your metabolism slows down and weight loss becomes almost impossible.
Apart from this, there are other good reasons to lose weight slowly. If you lose more than a pound or two per week, you’re almost certainly losing muscle, not just fat tissue, and that’s exactly what you don’t want to do. (It’s your muscles, after all, that work to burn off the calories you take in!) Also, fast weight loss is much more likely to be followed by weight gain than weight lost very gradually.