How long do you have to starve yourself before you lose weight?
Topic: How long do you have to starve yourself before you lose weight?
April 23, 2019 / By Xan Question:
And how long do you think it would take to lose about 30 pounds? I tried dieting but I have bad depression so I pretty much gave up on most of the things I tried. So I thought starving myself would be easier.
Best Answers: How long do you have to starve yourself before you lose weight?
Sheamus | 2 days ago
Not at all the best idea. When you convince your body you are starving (by not eating for long period of time) then the next time you do eat ANYTHING at all, it will immediately convert to fat because you have made your body unsure of when it will next get nutrition. In order to lose weight effectively you need to be eating small amounts of good for you food (snack on fruits!) more often - this will boost your fiber and your metabolism, both of which will help you actually lose weight.
But seriously, even missing one meal can cause your body to think you are starving, and then when you do give in and eat, everything will go straight to fat - your body will store it up thinking that it won't get food again for a while.
Just eat small meals of good for you foods more often, and make sure you aren't sitting around constantly. Even just taking the stairs instead of the elevator helps! But starving won't!
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Originally Answered: If you starve for about 3 months & slow your metabolism, how long does it take to speed up again?
Your stomach shrinks when you starve yourself and it will take a while to get back to normal... You gained more weight back because your metabolism is so slow that your body is storing the food as fat. You need to eat small meals throughout the day - maybe 5....to keep helathy and keep your etabolism high. Eat foods that are low in fat, higher in protein and have more complex carbohydrates such as pasta, rice, wholegrain, potatoes, etc...keep your fibre high aswell (fruit,etc...)
do your grocery shopping with a list and a time limit that way you re less likely to stray into the processed foods section
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a pedometer can help keep track of your steps if you re not getting 10 000 steps a day you re not moving enough
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if you have a seperate room keep small useful exercise equipment use those equipment while reading and listening songs
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Starving your self is NOT the answer to losing weight. As a matter of fact, starving your self will cause you to gain weight. The best way to lose weight is to follow a diet of whole grains, fruits, vegetables and to watch your calorie intake. The best diet I have done is Weight Watchers. You should be eating 4-5 small, sensible, healthy meals a day. I also recommend talking to your doctor about a good weight program for your body type, age, etc.
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