I have heard several conflicting theories about going into starvation mode when someone is not eating enough calories for their activity level. There are people that say this is correct and there are others that argue it is B.S and say that a person will still lose weight even if they are not eating enough calories. What do you think? (I would rather ask a bunch of professionals such as yourselves than read any more comments in a bogus comment feed).
The down side to a very calorie restricted diet is well documented. (Sleep disturbances, mood issues, concentration issues, etc.) And the poor long term outcomes of such weight loss are also well documented. (Very low long term weight maintenance, lose of lean mass, etc.) Everyone wants a magic solution. But the real solution is to eat sensibly and exercise properly. The biggest challenge to weight loss/maintenance is that we have become very accustomed to processed and flavor engineered foods. This over activates the body’s normal response to flavor, texture, blood chemistry, etc. It takes time and consistency to achieve weight loss and assume a better lifestyle, but once it has been accomplished it will pay off better than any diet plan.
Education is the way to success. Learning how to eat, exercise, and deal with stress will put your future into your own hands.