By Avril Young, Registered Dietitian, LDN, NASM CPT

It’s easy to come to the conclusion that you have to eat less in order to lose weight. But even though that seems to make sense, it only works to a point. If you eat less than your body’s bare minimum needs (resting metabolic rate, or RMR), your body will actually STORE MORE FAT. Think about that and try to wrap your head around it. We’ll be coming back to this topic. There is no golden rule for amount of calories since everyone’s RMRs are different, but if you follow the rules in this post and the guidelines to come in future posts, you will be getting enough calories.