Quote Originally Posted by JoanieL View Post
I think there is a qualitative difference between restricting calories to 10-20% below CW and an anorexic approach of eating almost nothing. One is about defining health differently. The other is about someone who feels out of control taking control of a single thing (food intake).
I think even a 2% deficit longterm is doable for people in real-world situations and might still give benefits, where a 20% deficit might not be for anyone but a zealot.