Hi, I'm new here and couldn't find an aswer to the question I have. Maybe I didn't search hard enough, so I'm sorry if this issue has already been addressed.
It's a common rule among all health gurus that cutting out more than 500-750 calories intake per day is counter productive over the long term in regards to weight loss. The reason they provide is putting the body in a state where Muscle is also burned off.
My height is 5ft 8 inches,age:22 and my weight:198lbs
My daily calories needs to maintain my current weight is 3690.I found out my daily calorie needs from here:
http://www.cancer.org/docroot/PED/conte ... ulator.asp
I have already cut down all the fats in my diet and living on a low carbohydrate diet along with fresh fruits and vegetables along with 3 ltrs of water .I have started this diet from 24th December 2007 and found out that the total calorie i am eating everyday is between 1500-1800 i.e I am cutting down around 1800 calories in my diet ,whereas the health experts say 'to take off 1 pound per week, you need to create a "deficit" of 500 calories per day'.
My work out routine consists of 20 minutes jumping rope,20 minutes yoga and then 3 sets of ab wheel where every set is of 10 repititions.
I have already lost 2lbs.
So please tell me weather cutting down so much calories will cause any harm to my health,is it necessary to take more calories?