Avoid This Weight Loss Tip!

A salad bowl filled with a tape measure, with a salad fork and spoon resting on the bowlWe already know what you’re thinking. You figure “Well, as usual, I ate waaay too much! I’ll just skip breakfast, eat a little something for lunch and an apple for dinner, and I should be okay.”

Ummm, no.

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If you’re like most people who want to lose weight, you want to lose it fast (or quickly counter the effects of a larger-than-life meal). So you may be tempted to make drastic changes in your diet to dramatically reduce the number of calories you consume. But what you may not know is that eating too few calories can actually backfire and sabotage your weight-loss efforts.

“It would make sense to stop eating [when you are trying to lose weight], but it actually works in the opposite way,” says Kimberly Lummus, MS, RD, Texas Dietetic Association media representative and public relations coordinator at the Austin Dietetic Association in Austin, Texas.

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