I have a question. How does one know when they are in starvation mode, and how would you go about getting out of it.
My sister is trying to lose weight. She already lost a bunch (30 lbs or something). At this point she's 5'10" 150 lbs (she has a small frame). The problem is that she was at one point at 143-145 (her goal is solid 140, and if it goes lower she'll be happier). For no apparent reason, though, her weight started going up. I counted what she eats and it adds up to something in the range of 1000-1200 calories. All the stuff she eats is good stuff, meaning lean protein, carbs from fruits and whole grains, (but it does seem like she isn't getting enough fat, it's only 10% of total calories). Calories from protein and carbs are about equal.
She also works out like crazy. She runs (30 min interval training) 4 times a week, lifts 3 times a week, walks for an hour 3 times a week (on the days that she lifts, couple hours after lifting). I don't think she has even one cheat day for diet, or a day off from working out.
Oh yeah, because of long hours at her job she doesn't get enough sleep, something like 5-6 hours during weekdays.
As far as I can tell, she's in starvation mode, (although that still doesn't explain why she's not only plateauing but actually going up in weight).
I was wondering if someone here could give suggestions as to what i should tell her to do. Maybe ideas about how to switch cardio or lifting somehow (she followes the routine in a book by some dr. Vadrel broad, high rep sets, light weight), or maybe how to change diet.
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