The Truth about Starvation Mode

Some diet gurus may tell you that not eating enough food or fasting will cause you to store more amount of fat. They may even tell you that, for reducing weight, you should keep eating. To be more specific, they will tell you that to eat their exclusive food which is meant for reducing weight.

These confusing messages may lead several to compulsive habits of eating. These professional experts base their arguments completely on the “starvation mode” theory. At the time of starvation mode, body evidently slows their metabolism production at times when few calories get ingested.

Moreover, researches have even shown that the individuals may actually eat just few calories for the extended time period without any change in the level of metabolism and no declining in the muscle mass till the routine of resistance training gets maintained.

Important amounts of weight may be lost on the low-calorie diet devoid of losing the muscle mass or destructing the level of metabolism if resistance exercise gets included in the plan of weight loss.

In the recent study which is published in Journal of Obesity, the researchers have examined effects by 94 women of weight loss of about 25-pound. These women followed the strict diet of 800 calories each day diets for about 5 months. The portion of women even followed the workout program resistance training, other portion followed the program of aerobic training, and the final portion does not perform any exercise.

The researchers also found that women who followed the workout program of resistance training maintained Fat Free Mass when they were on this diet. It means that although they lost about 25 pounds they were still able to protect the muscle mass. Hence all 25 pounds which these women lost was completely fat!

They even found that group of women who followed workout program of resistance training preserved the metabolic rate. On the other hand, both women who performed the aerobic training and who does not perform any exercise at the time of course of 800-calorie diet truly lost their muscle mass.

Not just women but even men can save and build the muscle mass by following the low calorie diet and irregular fasting rule. It’s however difficult to acknowledge this idea as we have heard of the advice such as “Eat big to get big” and even considered bulk eating as the ideal strategy for muscle building, but truth is a quite different.

Eating the massive amount of protein and calories will, quite likely, result in enhancing the muscle mass when you attain the age of 18 till 25. Then, bulking may simply lead to gaining of needless pounds of fat instead than make you by put on the muscle.

So, as you become older, the role of calories gets change as process drive of muscle growth decreases and the 2 other things become priority such as calorie adequacy and proper workouts. Calorie adequacy is quantity of protein and calories which is sufficient to support the muscle growth and not by making you increase the body fat. It is quite different for people, depending on their age, training program, of training, level of the body fat and it takes trial and error to search the right number.

“Eating enough” for your muscle growth may be done easily with the intermittent fasting. So, you may incorporate 2 or 2 fast for 24 hour in week in the fitness plan and can work out on the non-fasting days. Moreover, vaguely increase your intake of protein above the amount of calories that you require to eat for the purpose of body maintenance. The high convenient method to take care of this is to take few supplements of protein based. At this specific point, it even seems to be doable to create muscle while you are trying to shed some pounds through the irregular fasting.


Bottom line – where intermittent fasting and dieting combines with the resistance training may help you to lose pounds devoid of losing the muscle mass or reducing the metabolism. However, short-term fasting does not hinder the long-term process such as muscle building, particularly if you get adequate quantity of calories and proteins which are sufficient to feed the muscle growth and supply the energy for the workout sessions.


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