7 Diet Myths That Have Been Misleading You For Years

"Use Starvation For Quick Weight Loss"

In addition to causing hunger pains and reduced energy, starvation has serious short-term and long-term consequences for health. Regular starvation can result in a slower metabolism, which is the body’s way of conserving energy. There is also a greater chance that the body will hold onto fat so that it can retain warmth and fuel. Thus, starving the body may help to shed a few pounds of water weight initially, but it makes long-term weight loss more difficult to achieve and maintain. Starvation and restricted eating can also lead dieters to binge eat foods that are high in fat and calories. This defeats the purpose of dieting and can harm rather than improve health.

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