Does Weight Loss ‘Damage’ Your Metabolism?

As you lose weight, a number of adaptations take place in the body to reduce your daily energy expenditure.

Most of these adaptations are normal and to be expected. For example, a smaller body burns fewer calories than a larger body, so the energy required to maintain your weight at the end of a diet will be less than the amount of energy needed to maintain weight at the start.




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