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2009/07/14 23:04:46 (permalink)
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'Starvation' mode....

Hi guys

As you may know im trying to cut as much body fat as possible. Iv been doing well, by taking care of diet and cardio.

I have 1 concern though. Some days i go without my regular meals, im aiming for 4-5 small meals a day, but due to work sometimes i may only have brekfast/1 meal @ 3-5pm and snacks in the form of fruit (apples/plums/peaches).

Now how do i stop my body going into starvation mode? Because sometimes i may get home late and not want to eat so im worried that i have gone through a whole day and my body has held onto its fat even after my cardio - Is this something to do with cortisol?

Thanks

THE_MANN


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I think they are trying to out-alpha you.




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    Re:'Starvation' mode.... 2009/07/14 23:55:53 (permalink)
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    Not a pro here

    but perhaps, lack of protein in the days you dont each so much are more of a concern than starvation mode, alot of people think starvation mode is a myth anyway

    Perhaps, you coul drink some MRPS, or homemade ones with whey, oats and water/milk? throughout the day?
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    Mickey123
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    Re:'Starvation' mode.... 2009/07/17 08:16:02 (permalink)
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    no no, starvation mode is no myth.  Put basicly your body values fat more than leamn tisssue unlike us vein westeners.

    If you stuck on a desert isalnd with no food starvation mode will kick in and your body will turn muscle to energy source leaving the fat as a last reserve tank of energy. 

    So you can loose tons of 'weight' but little fat and lok a hell of a lot worse for it.

    @ mann - isnt it possible to carry food around with you.  I carry a bag everywhere I go with tuna sandwiches  in wholegrain bread. Doddle to make, no excuse and highly portable. I just carry 3 of these sandwiches around around. Full of good grade proteins and slow releasing carbs.  Perfect.  Add in some ground flax seeds for some good fats too if need be.



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    Re:'Starvation' mode.... 2009/07/17 08:19:48 (permalink)
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    By the way I doubt you will go into starvation mode by not eating for 5 hours or so.  It would have to be over a period where your cals were drastically lower than your expenditure.

    Your main problem is your metabolism may slow down.  A little and often promote a fast metabolism.


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