Diet TIPS - Starvation or extreme dieting will reduce your BMR up to 30%. This is why I do not believe in, nor recommend diets. Remember – “If I lose it too fast, it might not last”. When you eat, your metabolism responds or rises to break the food down into nutrients that the body can use. Obviously if you are not eating, your metabolism will not be rising. Further, when you “starve” yourself on these crazy diets, the message your body is getting, is that it is in Starvation Mode and will slow the metabolism down in order to survive.
WHY CRASH DIETS FAIL Most people can not live in this mode for long periods of time, so once you do resume eating again your body must “hold on to” everything you do eat and not metabolize it all in order to keep you alive and functioning, since it’s not certain when or how often the body will be fed again. Thus the reason people go on crash diets and drop weight initially just from the reduced calories, but then the metabolism slows down in order to keep you from using up all the energy/calories to keep you alive and functioning…
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