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Doctor insights on: Intentional Starvation

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What to do for starvation?

Why is happening: Determine why the starvation is occurring. Is this lack of funds? Is it due to some form of abuse? Or is it from some internal metabolic or physical problem preventing eating? Determine the cause and then if possible provide the needed nutrition on a gradually increasing basis until the body in question normalizes. ...Read more

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How long would starvation mode last?

How long would starvation mode last?

While U drop Wt: By definition when you r forcing the body to burn fat & not allowing your body to get energy from the food u eat, u r n starv mode. As long as the intake is healthy and the body burns fat instead of muscle u are in good shape. The 2 words have gotten a bad wrap because of the useless fad diets people use to drop weight, & end up burning muscle. The key is to use medicine to help in wt loss. ...Read more

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Why do people go on starvation diets?

Why do people go on starvation diets?

Too lose weight: Starvation diets are used by many patients to rapidly lose weight. They do not cause any sustainable weight loss and are very unhealthy. ...Read more

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Can you tell me when does starvation mode kick in?

Can you tell me when does starvation mode kick in?

Evolutions Slowdown: When you drop your average daily intake below the level of your resting metab rate the avg is 14 days until starvation mode kicks in. The first seven u will feel hungry and tired, & u drop weight. But this is a good way for body to try and conserve fat. The next 7 days the body usually holds onto the fat(starvation mode)& even though u do the same as 1st wk much less is lost, 3rd wk it evens out. ...Read more

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How long can it take to recover from starvation mode?

Up to one year: Leptin, the hormone which regulates how your fat cells use energy and store fat, controls your metabolic set point. It is directly related to your bmi. It takes several weeks to months to. "reprogram" tis hormone to a lower bmi or set point. ...Read more

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What happens when your body goes into "starvation mode"?

What happens when your body goes into "starvation mode"?

Loss of muscle: Starvation mode is restricting calories so much (eating less all day or just 1x/day) that your body thinks the famine is coming. To protect itself and have enough energy for the day, it starts to break down muscle, not fat. Loss of muscle mass equates to more fat and a return of the weight. Weight loss is most effective when you lose only fat, not muscle. ...Read more

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Please answer me. Is a starvation diet really unhealthy?

Please answer me. Is a starvation diet really unhealthy?

Yes, super unhealthy: It will also backfire on you because your metabolic rate will drop. ...Read more