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"Starvation mode"?

Have you heard this term bandied about?
As in, "if don't eat enough your body won't allow you won't lose weight if..."

Where is this coming from? Is this a real scientific demonstratable fact?

Thu. Mar 13, 11:48am

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Yes. We are built to survive. If your body isn't getting enough calories, it starts holding on to everything you give it, "thinking" there isn't enough food available.

Thursday, March 13, 2008, 11:56 AM

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I agree with 11:56....

Our bodies are truly a work of art.

If we eat very few calories, our metabolisim slows way down. A person could eat a few carrot sticks and still gain weight.

Our bodies are like a furnace, which needs to be fed to keep the fire buring!

Thursday, March 13, 2008, 12:38 PM

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Yeah, right!

Explain actual starvation then, as in Ethiopia and other underdeveloped nations. Check out what Weight Watchers says about this at the link below. My suspicion (NOT Known FACT just suspicion) is that the people at weight watchers might actually have information from real weight management specialists, dieticians and doctors.


Thursday, March 13, 2008, 12:59 PM

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Thanks 12:59!

Interesting article.

Thursday, March 13, 2008, 1:17 PM

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This concept always interested me. The advice 'make sure you're eating enough' when someone complains of not losing weight really interests me - is not eating enough really the problem most people have here - ha. Along with starvation in developing countries, I always wanted to ask, 'How do you explain anorexia?' Oddly, any time I restrict calories, whether on purpose or it just works out that way - I lose weight.

Thursday, March 13, 2008, 1:30 PM

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