The SECRET...

When faced with calorie restriction, the body automatically reduces metabolism to ensure survival, which slows weight loss and is the cause of "plateaus". Consume a low carbohydrate, high protein diet combined with exercise to help increase metabolism after calorie restriction to avoid gaining back lost weight. The combination of protein and exercise signals the body that the crisis is over, and it is safe to burn fat instead of saving it for famine conditions.

Rodrick Covington