The old saw that a calorie is a calorie is a myth that is not supported by science. Bodies are complex systems that do not follow simple, mechanistic models. To say that IF you restrict calories you will lose weight is about as useful in real time as a TV weather report--entertaining, end of story.
The variables that go into whether you CAN follow a diet & how your metabolism adapts is far more complex & fraught with individual variation than can be fit into a proverb.
Last edited by mars735 : 02-12-2014 at 04:07 PM.