What is the healthiest way to lose weight?
About six months ago I got diagnosed with Diverticulitis. I changed my eating habits and started exercising and I am feeling great. I was 320 pounds and now I am down to 238 hoping to get to 170. My calorie intake is well below the 1800 calorie budget I had given myself when I started losing weight. There are even some days where I am not hungry all day. So instead of forcing myself to eat I just go without. That is when everybody starts with the "You're losing muscle, not fat!"
I've been reading articles about fasting and there seems to be conflicting information as to if this is a healthy way to lose weight or not. I understand it takes about three days for the body to go from burning fat to muscle, but is fasting healthy even for those three days? Am I doing all of this the wrong way? The last thing I want to do is lose the weight and then put it right back on. I figured there may be a nutritionist out here that can share their opinion on this. Any help is appreciated.