Eating little – say, 800-1500 calories a day can prevent you from losing weight, too.
“When we don’t eat enough, our body is starving and it’s not going to lose any weight” because it needs energy stores to keep you alive.
Seriously restricting your intake can also make you too tired to keep up physical activity.
Eating all of your calories at one big meal “really slows your metabolism down,” stopping weight loss.
If that meal is late, it can be especially problematic because you’re likely famished and eager to reach for processed choices rather than something more balanced.
Research shows that eating largest meal in the morning session, however, is associated with more weight loss.