Aren’t you supposed to eat less to lose weight? Technically, yes, but that all depends on how much you’re eating in the first place. Many people get too aggressive with cutting calories and end up causing themselves more harm than good.

You should aim to eat as many calories as possible that still enables you to lose weight. Eating too few results in down-regulation of important fat-burning hormones and a slowed metabolism. What typically happens is quick weight loss, followed by stagnation, followed by frustration and giving up. Eat more food and you’ll see slower but more sustainable weight loss.

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