Understanding why starvation mode doesn’t exist.
What is it?
The concept that not eating enough results in a person to not lose fat or possibly may even gain weight despite being in a caloric deficit.
Not eating enough calories.
Burning too many calories.
Being in too large of a caloric deficit.
Being in a caloric deficit for too long.
Here’s your reality check…
Starvation mode isn’t real.
A caloric deficit always works, no matter how excessive.
“Eating too little” never stops weight loss.
Your metabolism does slow during weight loss but never enough to ever prevent weight loss or cause weight gain.
Adaptive thermogenesis is part of metabolic slowdown accounting for 0-20% of total slowdown.
Non-weight loss while in a calorie deficit is bogus. But what is even more of a stretch is weight gain while in a calorie deficit. If you are not losing weight while in a calorie deficit, then chances are you are not truly in a deficit!