Dr. Greg Ellis October 18, 2012 Share 0 Tweet The never-ending belief that people just eat 800, 1,000, 1,200 calories can’t lose weight is likely the most common misconception in weight control. In Poland during WW II the Germans imprisoned Polish Jews in the city of Warsaw. This was the Warsaw Ghetto. Drs.kept miticulous records. The daily calorie intake was 600-800 per day. This is the same amount that many people claim they eat without losing weight. Not only will you lose weight on this number of calories but you will starve. During a two-year period there were 43,000 autopsies.