A 42-year-old member asked:
can overweight people lose body fat and avoid starvation mode at the same time?
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Cardiology 23 years experience
Yes: With proper diet and exercise one definitely can lose body fat and avoid starvation mode. Starvation mode would actually prevent you from effective weight loss.
Specializes in Clinical Lipidology
Yes: Cut daily calories by 500-1000 per day (or as much as you need to lose 2-3 lb per week). You will lose weight and not go into starvation mode if you stay hydrated.
Last updated May 8, 2014
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