“I’m not losing weight because I’m not eating enough”
“I’ve started putting weight on because I’m not eating enough”.
The theory goes that a person doesn’t lose weight because their body has entered some kind of state where it prevents weight loss as it doesn’t know where the next intake of calories is coming from
But I’m a little confused. Because real world examples prove the opposite to be true, ALL OF THE TIME.
The Minnesota Study put 36 men on a ‘starvation diet’ for almost 6 months and every single one of them lost a huge amount of weight and body fat - to the point of looking like skeletons :(
And what about those TV Shows such as the Island where people clearly under-consume for a long period of time and every single one of them lose a tonne of weight?
Your metabolism will not suddenly drop to stop you burning calories because you’ve not eaten enough. Sure, there may be a small response that differs from person to person but it's never enough to completely stop weight-loss.
What may happen when you don’t eat ‘enough’ is that your performance in training will suffer or your non-exercise activity thermogenesis will drop so you’ll naturally burn less calories.
Let’s be honest then, this Starvation Mode thing… it’s not true, it’s fake, it’s not real… it’s a MYTH. It’s a convenient excuse that’s pulled out of the hat when weight-loss hasn’t happened
So let’s get real - the only way of losing weight is by causing a calorie deficit, it’s definitely not by causing a calorie surplus!!!
If you need help with creating such a deficit then drop me a message and let’s talk :-)