Originally Posted by Zeplove25
I'm still confused about how eating less would cause you to gain weight?
If you are not consuming enough energy (calories) to maintain your base functions, this can cause your metabolic rate to slow down. This occurrence is hardwired, much like fight or flight. If you are consistently not consuming enough energy, your body will react as if you are starving, and store this energy to keep you alive longer. This sort of response came in very handy in the palaeolithic era as we did not have access to food the same way we do now, and might have to go days before we could forage.
This is not an optimal way to eat because if you do this often, when you do
have enough calories, they are also stored because it takes more than a day or two to restore your metabolic function to a normal state, and this results in weight gain.
I hope this answered your question
. I've spent many years trying to figure out why I'm overweight when I didn't think I was an over-eater. Unfortunately, it turns out that I was an under-eater, with binging episodes (which you can imagine were often sugar-y foods), resulting in major weight gain, and a condition called Metabolic Syndrome. I am one of those people trying to combat this issue through proper nutrition