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    how do i recover from starvation mode without gaining any weight or fat?

    Im kinda confused about my weight and body fat right now, i used to be toned and defined and ate whatever i wanted but then i wanted to take it to the extreme and lower my calories. i then entered starvation mode and i waz in it for a month and a half and then was hospitalized in June for that and my diet was 80% protein which the doctor told me that was bad for me. I waz then released 3 dayz later and had to qwit lifting for 2 weeks and jus lay on the couch and eat normal calories again. I gained weight and fat but it all came off when i started lifting again and then i started eating low fat again and then the fat started to come back on a few weeks later and ever since i have been the fattest ive ever been in my life. Im confused if im really starving or am i jus hungry all the time cuz of boredom now that im out of school and lost my job? And if im not consuming enough calories what should i do get back to normal eating habits without gaining any fat, i work out 3 to 4 timez a week and do cardio evryday and play basketball evryday but i havnt really lost any pounds. I jus wanna get back to my normal self and kill all of the fat and become lean again. im 18 years old, 5'7 and currently weigh 169 pounds> Any advice on whatz goin on? i would appreciate it thanx
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    whats your current diet like? how many calories are you eating?

    if you think you are starving, then just add 200-300 calories each week to your diet, and then eventually you should be back to narmal (or at least close to it)
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    my diet wouldnt be the normal bodybuilding diet that evrybody else did but i was very toned and defined and ate whatevr i wanted til i did that starvation shyt back in may. but as for now i kno evry mornin i hav cereal or pancakes so i can feel full again but then i'll get hungry again around noon and hav chicken wit vegetables and milk wit some fruit and then after my workout i usually hav peanut butter and jelly sandwich or some more chicken and then dinner i eat chicken or steak wit mixed vegetables and sometimes wit soup and lots of milk and water and at night i will get hungry again and i tried eating cottage cheese lately but i hate it and started eatin cereal at nite, (but thats what i did when i waz in good shape, i ate way worse than this when i was in shape) but now itz different. i cant tell if im starving or itz jus boredom hunger , i would appreciate any advice on getting out of this rut


    oh and my calories out of a guess i would think would be in the 2,000-3,000 range probly
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    Originally posted by xratedz

    oh and my calories out of a guess i would think would be in the 2,000-3,000 range probly
    well if you are eating that many calories, then you are by no means starving yourself
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    Cereal...

    Pancakes...

    Peanut Butter and Jelly Sanwiches...

    Stuff like that isn't good. How about replacing the cereal with Oatmeal. You can sweeten it with Equal or Splenda. Have that and a couple eggs for breakfast.

    Lay off the milk. At 18 years old, your body is basically done growing as far as your bones are concerned. Milk is a lot less important now.

    Try something like this...break these meals up by about 3 hours.

    Meal 1: Oatmeal and 2 Eggs (any style)

    Meal 2: Some berries. Low GI type stuff. I think Blueberries are good for this.

    Meal 3: Turkey Sandwich on Whole Wheat bread with mustard, lettuce and tomato.

    Meal 4: A handful of mixed nuts

    Meal 5: Chicken or Steak, mixed veggies (green veggies, preferably...broccoli rocks the house)

    Meal 6: A can of tuna drained and mixed with some spicy mustard (disguises the flavor, if you don't like it. if you DO like tuna, just chow down on it)

    Drink plenty of water. If you're hungry at a non-meal time, drink a 16 ounce glass of water and wait for 20 minutes. If you're still hungry, then chances are you need to eat something. If that's the case, a couple mixed nuts or berries should be fine. Something to keep your hands busy.
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    Re: how do i recover from starvation mode without gaining any weight or fat?

    SLOWLY !


    oh........and never do a starvation diet again........LOL
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    I gained weight and fat but it all came off when i started lifting again and then i started eating low fat again and then the fat started to come back on a few weeks later and ever since i have been the fattest ive ever been in my life.

    Why low fat? I notice you still eat plenty of **** carbs though. Seems very counter productive to me.
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    iight im gonna eat whatz good and see where it takes me, thanx for the advice
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    Originally posted by RonJ73
    Cereal...

    Pancakes...

    Peanut Butter and Jelly Sanwiches...

    Stuff like that isn't good. How about replacing the cereal with Oatmeal. You can sweeten it with Equal or Splenda. Have that and a couple eggs for breakfast.

    Lay off the milk. At 18 years old, your body is basically done growing as far as your bones are concerned. Milk is a lot less important now.

    Try something like this...break these meals up by about 3 hours.

    Meal 1: Oatmeal and 2 Eggs (any style)

    Meal 2: Some berries. Low GI type stuff. I think Blueberries are good for this.

    Meal 3: Turkey Sandwich on Whole Wheat bread with mustard, lettuce and tomato.

    Meal 4: A handful of mixed nuts

    Meal 5: Chicken or Steak, mixed veggies (green veggies, preferably...broccoli rocks the house)

    Meal 6: A can of tuna drained and mixed with some spicy mustard (disguises the flavor, if you don't like it. if you DO like tuna, just chow down on it)

    Drink plenty of water. If you're hungry at a non-meal time, drink a 16 ounce glass of water and wait for 20 minutes. If you're still hungry, then chances are you need to eat something. If that's the case, a couple mixed nuts or berries should be fine. Something to keep your hands busy.

    while its true your bones are pretty much done growing if you don't maintain a good level of calcium they will start to decay and you cannot rebuild them back up so make sure you get in calcium if not from milk then from something else
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    Originally posted by RonJ73
    Lay off the milk. At 18 years old, your body is basically done growing as far as your bones are concerned. Milk is a lot less important now.
    I have to disagree with you here. Males can continue to grow until 21 years and occasionally, even a little older.

    Even if he is not actively growing, his bones will continue to remodel and strengthen at a higher rate until he is about 25. So it is important that the diet continues to be high in calcium until this age, to help set up healthy bones.

    Also, what dvv said was correct - it is still important to continue to get calcuim even beyond the age as bone continues to re-model throughout life.

    This is especially true on high protein diet - as, when you acidify your urine (due to higher protein metabolites) you will excrete a higher level of calcuim in your urine, even if you do drink a lot of water...
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