As a relative newbie to this board (but not low carb, been on 5 years), I’m constantly amazed at how few calories people are consuming, when they report their calorie intake. Why is this?
As a point of reference, the famous Minnesota Starvation Diet (yes, it has “STARVATION” right in the title) used about 1,500 calories per day:
Yet I rarely see anyone posting calories that are higher than this level, at least if they are new to keto. Granted, the Minnesota Starvation Diet was a high-carb diet, and theoretically keto provides more access to fat stores, and the people here and in the Minnesota Starvation Diet are probably different. But it’s still a very low amount of calories per day.
So, why do so many people report such low calorie intakes?
By contrast, I commonly eat more than that amount of calories FOR LUNCH. And I’ve lost weight while gaining muscle and continue to do so.