Why Can’t I Eat Less Than 1,200 on My Diet?

A nutritionist explains.

Sure counting calories is essential to weight loss, but there is a limit to slashing them down. Weight loss occurs when you expel more calories than you intake, but the safest way to reduce calories isn’t to starve yourself.

When you restrict to an extreme, your metabolic rate can slow down and hinder your weight loss goals. You need enough glucose to actually fuel your muscles and power through your workout.

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