I have heard several conflicting theories about going into starvation mode when someone is not eating enough calories for their activity level. There are people that say this is correct and there are others that argue it is B.S and say that a person will still lose weight even if they are not eating enough calories. What do you think? (I would rather ask a bunch of professionals such as yourselves than read any more comments in a bogus comment feed).
Hi Missy! I know your question was already answered above but I’d like to add a simple thought for you.
A starvation diet – very low in calories – will cause weight loss, and ultimately, if it is maintained a get a long period of time, result in death.
People in war torn areas, and places where there is no or limited access to food do lose weight, get skinny, and die.
And people who intentionally starve themselves also die. Anorexia nervosa is a mental disorder – a deadly one.
Good health, hunger control, fitness and strength – are all about more than total calories, though. It’s also about getting all the right nutrients so your internal organs are supported and your bones and muscles and brain all maintain good function!
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