Absolutely top-notch essay on food, calories, and body weight management, steeped in the intellectually sound mix of evidence, experience, and common sense. I could have written much of this myself. Oh, yeah, I did.

Nobody’s body defies the laws of physics, even though it seems like that sometimes.It’s because the equation is more complicated than it sounds.Many factors affect the Energy Balance Equation; they aren’t mutually exclusive. What you do to ‘energy in’ affects what happens to ‘energy out’. And vice versa.

Source: Can eating too little actually damage your metabolism? Exploring the truths and fallacies of ‘metabolic damage’. | Precision Nutrition