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Can overweight people lose body fat and avoid starvation mode at the same time?

Can overweight people lose body fat and avoid starvation mode at the same time?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Lisa Saponaro
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Overweight (Definition)

Nearly two-thirds of the United States population is overweight. There are many ways to determine if a person is overweight, but experts believe that a person's body mass index (BMI) is the best way to assess an adult's weight in relation to their height. * A BMI between 18.5 and 24.9 is considered normal. * Adults with a BMI between 25 and 29.9 are considered overweight. There are exceptions. For example, an athlete may have a higher BMI but not be overweight. * Adults with a BMI greater than 30 are considered obese. * Adults with a BMI greater than or equal to 40 are considered extremely obese. * Anyone more than 100 pounds overweight is considered morbidly obese. A person with a high BMI may have a normal amount of body fat is they have ...Read more


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How long does it take before your body starts losing muscle when it is in starvation mode or fasting?

How long does it take before your body starts losing muscle when it is in starvation mode or fasting?

Starvation mode: as soon as 2-3 day depends on how much Glycogen and fatty acid the liver has and how much fat the body carries, After couple of days the body starts making Keton body which could be used by brain to decrease its Glucose need but if all the fat has been used then the only source for Glucose ould be breakdown of Proteins. I'm hoping you are not using the starvation Mode to lose weight, ...Read more

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I'm wondering if i eat a bite of food every 2 hours will i lose weight and avoid starvation mode?

I'm wondering if i eat a bite of food every 2 hours will i lose weight and avoid starvation mode?

Dreadful idea: You will likely catabolize yourself for energy and your metabolic rate will likely drop. If you want to lose weight do it in a healthy manner. ...Read more

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Is it possible to build muscle mass and lose body fat at the same time? How?

Is it possible to build muscle mass and lose body fat at the same time? How?

Diet and exercise: Utilize a high protein low carbohydrate diet. You need to combine resistance training along with cardiovascular exercise on a regular basis, say 4 to 5 times weekly. Low dose testosterone supplimentation, both in males and females will promote a positive nitrogen balance, and help you to build muscle. Remember to vary your exercise routine as to hit all major muscle groups, and burn more calories. ...Read more

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Will my body go into starvation mode if my net of calories is under 1200 cals?

Will my body go into starvation mode if my net of calories is under 1200 cals?

Seebelow: If you are looking to lose weight the starvation diet is not the answer.. You need to learn to eat correctly for you. Starvation diets never work because you always gain weight back. I would suggest you check with your physician.. For a more sensible approach. The answer weight loss, lower your carbohydrate intake, stop soda, cardiovascular exercise, increase your protein. ...Read more

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If i eat nothing for 7 days, and then binge the 8th will i lose weight without hitting starvation mode?

If i eat nothing for 7 days, and then binge the 8th will i lose weight without hitting starvation mode?

No, no, no: That method is no method at all. Very unhealthy. Sounds like u have good determination though.Use that in a way that will yield permanent fast wt loss.Go to a wt medicine mgmt. Doc use 5 of the 160 cal medical shakes. That will put u at 800 cal/day: the lowest u ever want to go. Drink 64 oz's water/day, walk 4/7 days/wk for 30 min. Lose fat not muscle under a weight management medicine physician. ...Read more

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I have pain from my uterine fibroids. If i go on the 1200 calorie diet will my body go into starvation mode?

Unlikely: Fibroids should not affect your body's response to a diet. If your fibroids are causing pain, you should discuss this with your doctor as there are many treatment options. ...Read more