Sorry....right before I started writing this I heard RuPaul's "Supermodel" song. :) But the title is correct, you have to eat. You have to eat, not only to stay alive, but to lose fat. Sort of like the saying "You need to spend money to make money", well you need to EAT calories to BURN calories. I've said it before and I will say it again, I used to be that girl who would starve herself to lose weight. Why? Because that is what every other woman around me would do. And....it worked. Well it worked for a little while, then once I went back to actually eating, all that weight that I lost came flying back on and it brought friends (more L-B's). It wasn't until I was taught WHY you need to eat to burn off fat.
Let's pretend your metabolism is a camp fire. The more wood you put into your fire the hotter your fire will burn. Same goes for your metabolism. The more food you put into your body......wait let me rephrase that, the more clean food you put into your body, the hotter your metabolism will burn. You can't eat junk, fast food, sweets, etc and expect the same results.
Don't believe me??? Well, that's OK, I was a skeptic too remember. But I will tell you this, my coach (yes, I too have a coach because as hard as you try you can never push yourself or motivate yourself as much as someone else can) has me eating around 1900 cals per day with 230 g of carbs on training days and 140 g of carbs on non-training days. And with all those carbs and calories I have lost 4 pounds within the past 5 days!! Every time my coach increases my calories, and he usually does it by increasing my carbs, I lose weight.
Right now I am the lowest weight I have been for the past 3 years. I look better than I have in the past 3 years. I FEEL better than I have in the past 3 years. And I am stronger than I have been in the past 3 years. And it's all because I am eating and eating....a lot!