Are you eating enough calories ?
Eating enough calories is absolutely essential! If you don’t, it will destroy your metabolism. If your body thinks it’s starving, your metabolism will shut down.
Not eating enough calories will also force the body to deplete muscle and hold on to fat. The body considers muscle to be expendable during periods of starvation, and it considers fat to be necessary to insulate your organs for survival.
A deficit of daily calories will lead to a horrible cycle of yo-yo dieting. You will starve yourself and end up losing muscle, and when you begin to eat the right amount of calories, your body will put back the kilos in anticipation of another “famine.”
Set your daily calorie intake at 1400. Stay on this calorie allowance and exercise at least five hours a week. You probably won’t lose weight for at least four weeks, but the good news is that you won’t gain either, but your metabolism will be up. After about four weeks, you should start to lose weight, and then you can begin to vary your daily calorie intake — as long as you never drop below 1,200 calories.