The BMR experiment — is it a safe and effective method to lose weight?

A few weeks ago, 10 days before my surf and yoga retreat in Portugal, I decided to follow in my friend Rahel’s footsteps, and embark on a little experiment to lose some weight before the holiday. Now, I hate to use the term ‘diet’ because I am against diet culture and everything it stands for and leads to. Also, I don’t believe this particular experiment has coined the term ‘diet’, so for the purpose of this blog post we will stick to the term “the BMR experiment’.