Sorry if this is a stupid question, and having just finished reading Taubes' Why we Get Fat book, I feel like I should understand this better, but:
If I don't eat enough, am I in danger of confusing my body thinking it is starving, which would result in slowing my metabolism?
I'm 5'10" male, 190 pounds. I'd like to lose 15-20 pounds.
I'm totally convinced that carbs & elevated insulin are my enemy, a storage hormone, and will prevent me from burning body fat.
This morning, I had 7 ounces of baby back ribs (45 grams fat, 30 grams protein). It was really satisfying.
It's lunch time now and I'm not really hungry.
I'm debating whether to eat my lunch or save it for dinner.
Was my breakfast enough to convince my body that I'm not starving?
I have the impression that the difference in calories of what I eat, vs. what I expend will be the body fat I burn. Is that right?
Any thoughts would be appreciated.