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Will metabolism slow down on a very low calorie diet?
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Dr. Betty Keller
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: Yes
If your body does not get enough calories, it sends stress signals to the brain.
These stress hormones try and preserve the body by decreasing energy used and in doing so slows the body's metabolism.

In brief: Yes
If your body does not get enough calories, it sends stress signals to the brain.
These stress hormones try and preserve the body by decreasing energy used and in doing so slows the body's metabolism.
Dr. Betty Keller
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Dr. Pouya Shafipour
Family Medicine
In brief: Most likely
On a very low calorie diet the metabolism will most likely slow down unless you're getting most of your calories from protein or very complex carbohydrates.
In general weight-loss causes the metabolism to go down because the body has to run a smaller weight. If you're trying to increase your metabolism go on a little car ketogenic diet for most of your calories come from lean protein and some bastable's and a little bit of fruits as well as healthy fats like planned or fish-based fat.

In brief: Most likely
On a very low calorie diet the metabolism will most likely slow down unless you're getting most of your calories from protein or very complex carbohydrates.
In general weight-loss causes the metabolism to go down because the body has to run a smaller weight. If you're trying to increase your metabolism go on a little car ketogenic diet for most of your calories come from lean protein and some bastable's and a little bit of fruits as well as healthy fats like planned or fish-based fat.
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