Eating Less Is The Same As Saving Money
As we mentioned before, your budget is your metabolism and each day your salary is paid in calories for your metabolism that day. That means that if your metabolism (salary) is 2000 calories, you have to consume (spend) 2000 calories that day and be right on budget.
If you eat less than 2000 calories, you have “saved” calories. If you never spend these calories, then you will lose weight. You can also spend these calories at a later date and still not gain weight.
When you have a meal, your body will begin burning the calories that you consumed from that meal. If your body finishes consuming the calories from your meal and you don’t supplement more calories from another meal, then your body will begin to burn calories from your existing body fat.
Another way you can look at is that you have a pile of food on a table that equates to your metabolism (salary). If you eat the exact amount on the table, you will have no food (money) left at the end of the day. If you eat less, you will still have food (money) on the table which will be your savings. The saved money is lost fat. If you eat (spend) all the food (money) on the table and want more, then you eat more (borrow money). The borrowed money is stored fat.