If this is true then why were Holocaust victims skinny? There must be more to this concept than what ignorant people are talking about it.
i keep hearing people preach this shyt, that i HAVE to have a cheat meal in order for my body to think its not starving. But I srsly dont want to cheat. Im perfectly fine cutting without cheating.
what should I do?
03-24-2011, 07:01 PM #1
Body stores fat if it thinks its starving?Your cage has no bars.
03-24-2011, 07:09 PM #2
I agree with what you're saying about starvation mode, it is broscience..
But usually they just tell you to have a cheat meal to help you stay on your diet or structured refeeds to help boost metabolism/refill glycogen.Firefighter/EMT/Personal Trainer
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I'm pretty sure the body stores the fat, but then it will later use the fat as energy. The Holocaust reference is pretty much irrelevant because they were starved to death. They obviously are not going to have any fat left on the body."Stop saying tomorrow will be a better day. Make today better."
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03-24-2011, 07:26 PM #5
Something is unclear about this starvation mode concept...
i guess im just a little worried because iv been at a deficit for a while now and haven't really lost much.
Crossing my fingers and waiting for that "woosh effect"Your cage has no bars.
03-24-2011, 07:29 PM #6
It's very possible that you calculated your maintenance calories wrong or you are eating more than you think you are.
03-24-2011, 07:32 PM #7
IMO it Depends on bodyfat %, you could benefit from it if you are doing long bouts of cutting, have low carb intake. Some guys that are very lean (sub 10%) do 2 refeeds a week.
If you dont want to cheat or refeed then just wait until you happen to have a horrible craving for something or go out to with friends, etc.. I use to never cheat or refeed but in the past few months i've noticed better results being more relaxed on my diet (IIFYM and refeeds)Firefighter/EMT/Personal Trainer
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A&P taught me starvation mode is a myth. You're body will continue using fat as fuel until you are <5% body fat, then it will slowly begin to break down it's own tissues for energy, then start to shut down.
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