Since I started eat so many high-fat foods, I’m not feeling as hungry as I used to. What will happen if I just don’t eat all of my daily calories? Will this help me to lose weight faster??
Short answer: NO.
Long Answer: It depends. Using a keto calorie calculator, determine your ideal daily calorie intake. Most calculators will have you input your BMI (body mass), activity level, and desired caloric deficit, which is connected with your weight loss goal/timeframe. If you have set a small or moderate deficit, you can get away with eating less. Recalculate your caloric intake with a larger deficit in mind. You’ll want to recalculate monthly anyway, since your body will be changing.
The risk with not consuming all of your daily calories is that you can force your body into starvation mode (this is REAL). When this happens, the body begins functioning as if food is scarce and basically hoards your energy. Instead of burning calories, it will hold on to everything it can. Not only will this stall your weight loss, it can lead to hair loss, muscle loss, and many other unappealing side effects.
You can operate on a high caloric deficit without going into starvation mode. You will just have to slowly adjust your body to the new amount of daily calories. Don’t jump right into a high deficit, start slow and let your body adjust naturally. No matter what your caloric goal is, women should be consuming no less than 1200 calories, and men no less than 1800.