Although we are a nation obsessed with losing weight, we don't give much thought to the type of weight to be lost.
Just because you're skinny, does NOT mean you're healthy.
For example, you could be thin but can also pre-diabetic at the same time. Even when you're trying to lose weight, some of the diets or food restrictions can lead to nutrient depletion and cause you to be more unhealthy than ever.
A low-calorie diet restricts how much food you're taking in. This immediately strips away your muscle mass, causes your hunger hormones to get out of whack and turns your metabolism into a chaotic mess.
Restricting your diet can cause you to lose weight quickly; but did you know that after six months your body weight will no longer be "low enough" to create a caloric imbalance causing you to gain all the weight (and more) back?
Esther Blum, MS, RD, joins Dr. Holly to explain why your nutrients, caloric intake and muscle mass is more important than the numbers on a scale.