I'm a newby, and have only just got to grips with Zone recommended eating (ie finally eliminated the unfavourable carbs)The diet was recommended to me about 2.5 years ago, and I found it confusing to begin with, but got the message to eat more fruit and veg and treat starch with caution. I've got better over time, and am happy to report that to date I've lost over 70 pounds (I have about 15 to go) Along with doing Crossfit with my boyfriend, I can safely say my life and body has been transformed!
Here's my question. My current block recommendation is 11, which I work out to be about 1200 calories. My boyfriend, the lean, superfit Crossfit trainer, is 20, about 2000 calories.
The government recommended calorie intake for women is 2000 cals, men 2500. Below this the tendency is to lose weight. That's ok for me as I am still on my weightloss journey, but for my boyfriend who is 11% body fat, surely there is little left he could/should lose. One day (hopefully) I will also be at the stage where further weightloss wouldn't be a good idea. But if we both eat so little, won't we get thinner and thinner, burning muscle as well as fat?
Sorry if this seems like I should have read more, but I'm hoping someone can explain clearly to me what the long term effect may be.
thanks so much