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).
Please make sure to check the peer reviewed journals for this sort of information – many are available online.
If an athlete, or any very active person, consumes fewer calories than they use – over time – they will lose weight. But the body doesn’t choose from where the weight loss occurs – or whether they lose lean mass or fat mass.
That’s why fat loss can be tricky. I’m also a natural health coach, but have been a personal trainer since 1986 and has a master’s degree in kinesiology.
I’m not saying that to brag – I’m saying that because I’ve been doing it so long and just continue to get more and more certifications and I’m not sure if health coaches are also qualified weight management trainers or if the focus of a health coach is more about supplementation, herbal remedies, and that sort of thing.
In my mind they sort of overlap…but maybe it depends on the program.
Anyways ay, I didn’t think you were an advocate for a vlcd- but just saw that you wanted clarification.
Athletes – especially ballerinas, gymnasts, wrestlers, and jockeys, do suffer greatly from the consequences of vlcd’s. Osteoporosis, kidney failure, heart failure…
I hope I didn’t offend – my offer still stands – I also receive coaching and training from other trainers.
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