Do I eat less or more calories on intermittent fasting?
If someone is struggling to lose weight, they typically reduce the calories and end up finding that it will not work.
Lowering the calories does eventually lower your metabolism. Yet, if you compare spreading your calories out with three meals with two snacks on a 1500 calories per day diet with an increase in calories (2000) for a given day - but ONLY consume two meals per day, you will lose more weight.
The reason for this is twofold:
1. Every time you eat, you stimulate insulin. And insulin is the hormone that blocks fat burning and weight loss.
2. In the presence of only a tiny excess of insulin above normal will nullify and block fat burning.
Last updated: Jan 29, 2023 02:23 AM