However if you are eating less you are also consuming less of these essential nutrients and this is why the Department of Health recognises slimmers as a group at risk of having micro nutrient deficiencies. Many nutritionists would argue that slimmers are not just at risk of dietary deficiencies they are also quite likely to show actual symptoms such as fatigue.
Taking a high potency multi-vitamin and mineral together with a high potency fish oil, and a high strength calcium and magnesium supplement will cover the nutritional basics. It is then possible to also make use of other supplements specifically formulated to help those slimming or trying to tone their body shape.
Remember food cravings may actually be a warning that you are starving yourself not of calories but of vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids, and this in turn may actually be slowing down the weight loss process.