Do low calories really slow metabolism?

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Britt1975

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Posted: 05 Dec 2017, 11:20
As I move along on LCHF I find that my calories are dropping lower and lower as I'm satisfied with less and less food... I'm now starting to worry that I may be permanently damaging my metabolism. So many health "facts" have been debunked and I'm wondering if this is one that I should legitimately be worried about, or if it's just hokum?
From371to184

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Posted: 05 Dec 2017, 11:33
I have found it takes the addition of CALORIES and an increase to ACTIVITY to ramp up one's metabolism. Of course, that could simply be how MY body reacts (and no one's else, since I'm a bit of an outlier when it comes to how one should lose weight). So... I'm leaning towards "hokum" in light of the industry "facts".
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Britt1975

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Posted: 06 Dec 2017, 05:07
Thanks! Doing internet research has not yielded anything very conclusive to me other than to confirm that no one really knows anything. Smile "Facts" (like fat makes you fat) are frequently changing as medical science evolves and I'm hesitant to take any of that 'old-timey' advice as fact anymore. I certainly don't want to force myself to eat because I see that going so poorly for me. SO for the time being I'm going to keep doing what I'm doing. Maybe try to focus on some higher calorie on-plan foods to see how that works for me. Unfortunately my activity is pretty low right now being that both my jobs are desk jobs and the only time I'm not working I'm either cooking or sleeping. This too will pass though and I'll get back to my daily walks and weight training. Thanks again for the input!
Terrapin12

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Posted: 09 Dec 2017, 03:34
Less calories and slowing of metabolism.....yes. Permanent....only if you reach room temperature. Damage....is relative and tough to measure so depending on the Woo peddler they may have you believe damage and doom but simply put less fuel (calories) = a slowing metabolism but not a damaged or 'permanently damaged' unless someone is selling a book or a diet plan.



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