Myth: Eat less to lose more weight

Weight loss is simple, right? Eat less, exercise more and you lose weight. While a low-calorie diet (1,000 calories) works for many people, the number of calories that you need depends on your weight, age, gender, and activity level. 1,000 calories can often be too low. If physical activity drains a big chunk of the calories that you're eating and there aren't enough left to fuel your body's day-to-day processes, your body may think it's starving and go into conservation mode. 
You don't want to eat less. You'll just end up damaging your metabolism, which can mean you're unable to lose weight, and possibly causing other wide-reaching effects on your body and health.


We coach you to increase your caloric intake and food volume with real foods. I define real food as those foods that are whole, simple, and that are usually a single ingredient. This includes foods like leafy greens, watery vegetables, and protein sources that provide bulk and volume.


We work with our clients to help them find the right formula to stimulate weight loss and eventually find the right balance to maintain the weight going forward. Every client is different. Every situation is different. We work with you individually to help you achieve your goals.


Dr. Sotillo

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Melissa Sotillo, MD Dr. Sotillo is the supervising physician at Dr. G's Weight Loss & Wellness in Sparta NJ.

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