So I've been reading the posts about the dangers of low cal diets and am curious about whether there are any caveats to it.
I've recently visited a dr prescribed metabolic clinic. It's funded by OHIP (Gov insurance) and it's staffed by drs who specialize in nutrition, obesity science, fertility science etc. The purpose is to reverse my current prediabetic state and balance out some weird hormone issues. From what I can see, the first phase if the diet lasts 2-4 weeks and is essentially lower fat keto. (20 g carbs, no actual macros otherwise but you aren't supposed to load up on saturated fats like some do on keto). Street phase 1 you increase to 50g carbs. I'm brand new to it so I don't have many days under my belt, but I could see how it would be easy to end up very low calorie on this. My current MFP goal is 1450 but the first day I only hit like 1000 and yesterday I would have hit 1200 only but I added a compliant origin bar and brought it up to 1400. On the program it's not necessary to count calories but I'm doing it to keep am eye on things.
My question is, if you do a short term (1 month) phase that could end up lower calorie, are there still the dangers mentioned in the other posts?
Should I just make a point to add the fat that is compliant till I hit my calorie goal?