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Doctor insights on: Does Starvation Decrease Thyroid Function

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Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more


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What effect can hunger & starvation have on the human body?

What effect can hunger & starvation have on the human body?

Anorexia?: If you are talking about anorexia nervosa, then turn off your computer and call your doctor. Anorexia nervosa is a serious problem that can kill you. Get help now. Call your doctor. ...Read more

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How can I shift weight after coming back from a starvation diet?

How can I shift weight after coming back from a starvation diet?

Eat right: Starvation diets cause loss of muscle mass which is slower to gain back than fat. The body tends to pack on fat until lost muscle mass is regained. Exercise and eat enough protein and good fats such as coconut oil. ...Read more

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How can you shift weight after coming back from a starvation diet?

How can you shift weight after coming back from a starvation diet?

How was the wt lost?: Did you find out if there was a medical reason you gain wt? This is very important. Need to see a wt mngt med doctor. If it was a matter of eating incorrectly & not exercising, then the way to come out of starvation mode is to slowly reintroduce food over 4-6 wks. Continue to exercise 4/7 days min. Drink 64 ozs h2o. Weigh daily and keep track of intake total, when wt is stable you will be there. ...Read more

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Does over-exercising cause the same metabolic reaction as starvation?

Does over-exercising cause the same metabolic reaction as starvation?

Yes.: Both burn fat and protein, after using what little glycogen in the body. This is not lactic acidosis, but metabolic acidosis, and occurs also in people who on low carbohysdrate diets. This a naturally occuring event. Lactic acidosis occurs when muscle, because of too strenuous activity, so Lactic Acid accumulates and causes muscle fatigue/burn. Lactic acid is reutilized and tunred into glucose. ...Read more

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Is there a best way to get out of the starvation mode without gaining weight?

Is there a best way to get out of the starvation mode without gaining weight?

How was the wt lost?: Did you find out if there was a medical reason you gain wt? This is very important. Need to see a wt mngt med doctor. If it was a matter of eating incorrectly & not exercising, then the way to come out of starvation mode is to slowly reintroduce food over 4-6 wks. Continue to exercise 4/7 days min. Drink 64 ozs h2o. Weigh daily and keep track of intake total, when wt is stable you will be there. ...Read more

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What is a good diet which will could you help me loose weight fast or a way of easy starvation?

What is a good diet which will could you help me loose weight fast or a way of easy starvation?

Reduce weight: This is a repeat of what I have said before. My philosophy is that the best way to lose weight is not by dieting, but by changing your lifestyle to a healthier one. You don't need a drastic diet. Make small changes. Eat the right portions, eat 3-5 small meals a day, cut back on carbs and sugars, increase lean protein/veggie/fruit/water intake, and start doing some cardiovascular exercise. ...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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What do you suggest if nothing is changing.. Im starting to concider starvation diet to lose weight?

What do you suggest if nothing is changing.. Im starting to concider starvation diet to lose weight?

Starvation Diet =: Failure. If you starve yourself, your metabolic rate will drop and you will easily gain weight. Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio ; weight training. If you are really struggling consider working with a trainer and a nutritionist. Take care. ...Read more

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What do you advise if i want to lose 40lbs.. By february 10th.. For a surgery.. Any starvation diets?

What do you advise if i want to lose 40lbs.. By february 10th.. For a surgery.. Any starvation diets?

No Starvation Diets!: If you are going to have surgery- you don't want to use up your muscle mass and your energy reserves. Eat healthfully & be physically active. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio & weight training. You can mix & match different kinds of exercise. Consider working with a nutritionist. Take care. ...Read more