Eat Less To Lose Weight? Here’s what the expert has to say

Weight Loss Tips: Consume enough calories in a day to avoid nutritional deficiencies


  • Eating less can affect your metabolism
  • Not eating enough can lead to nutrient deficiencies
  • Exercise regularly and eat a balanced diet for healthy weight loss

When it comes to losing weight or finding a quick fix to get slim, there is a lot of information available on the internet. Unfortunately, large chunks of these are mere myths disguised as a hack or trick. It is therefore extremely important to get the right advice before starting to transform your routine into your lifestyle. For example, one of the most common myths when it comes to shedding those extra pounds is about eating less. Many of those determined to lose weight tend to skip meals or eat less than their bodies really need. However, famous nutritionist Pooja Makhija broke this myth by sharing some facts about eating less and the effects it has on metabolic processes.

Weight Loss: Eat enough calories for healthy weight loss

Makhija breaks the following myths about eating less for weight loss:

1. Truth About Limiting Calories and BMR

“When you limit calories, the body reduces its burn rate, or BMR (Basal Metabolism Rate), in order to survive,” Pooja said. This makes the weight loss process more difficult and not easy, she said.


Diet for Weight Loss: If you eat too few calories, it can affect your metabolism
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2. The Truth About Eating Less and Storing Fat

According to the prominent nutritionist, the less you eat, the less you eat, your body stores what you eat in the form of fats. A higher fat content leads to a lower BMR, Makhija explained.

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3. The Truth About Eating Less and Exercising More

When you eat less and exercise more, you lose muscle, not fat, the nutritionist said. She added, “The more muscle you lose, the more your metabolism drops.”

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Pooja Makhija closed the Instagram roles with the words: “The truth here is that you don’t have to eat less, you just have to eat right.”

Previously, the expert had also provided important information on adhering to the correct health protocols before and after vaccination against COVID-19.

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She explained that it is important to stay hydrated, eat nutritious foods like vegetables and soups, limit alcohol consumption, sleep well, and get adequate rest before and after ingestion.

(Pooja Makhija is a nutritionist, nutritionist and author)

Disclaimer: This content, including advice, contains general information only. It is in no way a substitute for a qualified medical opinion. Always consult a specialist or your own doctor for more information. NDTV assumes no responsibility for this information.

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