You don’t have to starve yourself to lose weight, in fact that’s the worst thing you can do. By starving yourself, your fat cells learn to conserve energy (fat) more efficiently.
So, your body’s fat-storing process becomes extremely efficient at the expense of your body’s calorie-burning efficiency. If you lower your caloric intake too much, your metabolism will slow down and you will be defeating your sole purpose of dieting. It will become more and more difficult to lose fat. This occurs even if you are exercising regularly. Below you will find tips to help you lose weight and curb your cravings.
• Eat at least three well-balanced meals a day. Even if you’re trying to lose weight, don’t skip meals. You’ll only be hungrier for the next one, and cravings between meals can become overwhelming. Don’t ever skip breakfast. Eat something: a piece of toast, fruit, a smoothie etc. Your body’s metabolism rate slows down at night and does not speed up again until you eat something. If you wait until lunch to eat, that is 4 or more hours that your body is burning calories at a lower rate.