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Anyone who is currently using caloric restriction as a method to losing weight, I recommend you listen to this podcast, The Model Health Show episode 330
Food for thought:
“So just like if you happened to lose your job, chances are the way you spend money would radically change, because less in would cause you to spend less out.
When your body sees less of what it needs to thrive coming in, it only makes sense from a survival perspective for it to radically slow down everything.
And Shawn, the key part of that is that it doesn’t just slow down everything. It will take steps so that if that ever happens again in the future, it needs to protect itself.
So this is when we talk about yo-yo dieting. The individual who goes from 250 to 200 generally doesn’t then go back to 250. They go back to 260 because the tragic irony is that what we’ve been told to do to lose weight in the short-term increases our set point and therefore causes more fat gain in the long-term. And that’s really, really tragic.”