I was talking to the dietitian at my gym and she talked my girlfriend and I into a free summary session (i.e. sales pitch). She went over our last week’s caloric intake and she said that my gf wasn’t losing weight because she wasn’t eating enough calories. I’m sure I misheard her, but that was the gist of what she said. Isn’t weight purely a function of caloric intake? Eat less, weigh less, right? I asked her to clarify, and she said that eating quality calories (she didn’t define “quality”) helps you tone faster and lose weight faster.
Given the amount we work out, my gf in particular, was not losing weight because she was not getting enough calories and she was entering starvation mode, meaning, her body was more disposed to holding on to calories as fat. In my case, I was building too much muscle to realize any weight loss (though I assume I lost fat because for kicks I tried on my college graduation suit and it still fit.). She said that we could have better measurements if we did the free health assessment, but I wasn’t in the mood for a personal training sales pitch, and those guys are absolutely brutal with those calipers (seriously, the last girl gave me a bruise).
All of this doesn’t sound right. What’s the straight dope?