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21 Jul 2006

Starving vs Eating properly
I was sort of starving myself to try & lose weight but wasnt successful & heard that eating regularly & healthily will stimulate metabolism & cause weight loss. I have eaten properly for a week now, but have put on 2kg & am in 2minds as to start my "starving" again because I dont want to weigh more than I already do. Could the weight be from my body not being used to food (my stomach hasnt really worked properly yet)? Or does the extra 2kg means extra fat? What do you suggest....if I carry on eating properly do you think the weight will start to come off? And how long should it take to start losing weight?
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01 Jan 0001

Dear Zelda
Using starvation to try and lose weight is a particularly negative thing to do - it hampers weight loss after the initial loss of a few kg because your body switches off its weight loss systems in the face of perceived starvation; it can induce anorexia, something you should try and avoid at all costs; you will develop nutrient deficiencies and probably cause derangement of your normal metabolism. Please use an energy-reduced, low-fat, high-fibre diet (click on 'Diet' at the top of this page, 'Weight loss' , ‘Balanced diet' and then on 'Slimming Diet' for a copy of such a diet), and increase your energy output by doing regular exercise (running, jogging, skipping, cycling, swimming, join a gym or Walk for Life). While you are on the ‘Weight loss' site, read about every aspect of slimming (starvation or very-low-energy diets, diet pills, slimming aids, psychological aspects, etc) by surfing on this site.
Best regards
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