"Starvation mode"

(6 Posts)
QuimReaper Thu 16-Jun-16 20:40:59

Am I wrong in thinking it's a complete load of guff?

Junosmum Thu 16-Jun-16 22:04:35

You are not wrong. Otherwise anorexics wouldn't continue to lose weight.

It's true that weight loss can appear to slow down due to insufficient calories however the fat and muscle loss remains the same. What changes is the volume of water and toxins from the breakdown of these which causes reduced scale loss.

YorkieDorkie Thu 16-Jun-16 22:27:06

Is it more that your body needs food to lose weight at a decent pace?

QuimReaper Thu 16-Jun-16 23:01:04

What do you mean by a decent pace? Quickly or slowly?

It's definitely true that eating tiny amounts will fuck up your metabolism.

QuimReaper Thu 16-Jun-16 23:02:06

I was cruising some old threads this evening and one poster said you'd go into " starvation mode" and stop losing weight by eating less than eighteen hundred calories a day hmm

snapcrap Fri 17-Jun-16 20:47:30

Yes it's bollocks!

Drives me mad.

You will lose weight if you drop more calories not eat more!

I'm not advocating a really low cal diet, I'm just saying take it slow, accept water retention and TOM comes into play.

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