fbpx

Starvation Mode: Everything You Need to Know

Starvation mode is a common concept among dieters and fitness enthusiasts. In losing weight, you should explore how starvation mode relates to weight loss. And what it means for your metabolism.

Furthermore, you can maximize your weight loss with a metabolic test.  This informs you to understand your body better and find out what your metabolic age is. This kind of information can be extremely helpful as it can pinpoint what type of metabolism you have.  Then target an effective way to boost your metabolism.

Of course, understanding how starvation mode affects your body and weight loss efforts is crucial for achieving desired results.

What is the starvation mode for your body?What is the starvation mode for your body

Starvation mode is a form of the human body’s protection mode that activates if you cut your calorie intake significantly. If you don’t consume a sufficient number of calories, your body will naturally slow down your metabolism.  It does this to conserve energy.  It protects you from “starving.”

This means that your body will actually slow its burning of calories.  Thus hindering your efforts to lose weight. This is a natural physiological response to long-term calorie restriction.  If you skip a few meals and don’t consume enough calories for a couple of days, your body won’t immediately enter this mode.

Nonetheless, it’s important that you carefully regulate the number of calories you consume.  Do not just drastically cut back in an attempt to lose weight. If you’re not careful, you will actually sabotage your weight loss.

How do I know if I’m in starvation mode?

Controlling your calorie intake is an important aspect of weight loss, but what if you take it too far? What if you haven’t consumed enough calories for a prolonged period of time? What if you don’t even know that your body is in starvation mode?

Well, the first step is to carefully evaluate your situation.  So consider whether you’ve been exhibiting one of the following symptoms of starvation mode:

  • You feel depressed. The lack of nutrients such as vitamins B and D, iron, zinc, and others may affect your mood, causing you to feel depressed.
  • You are constipated. If you don’t consume enough fiber-rich foods, you are likely to experience constipation.
  • You often feel cold. It has been shown that your body temperature lowers when you don’t consume enough calories.
  • You feel lethargic. Without enough calories, you will quickly experience feelings of fatigue.  Because your body doesn’t have enough calories to burn and generate energy.
  • You’ve been losing hair. This is another consequence of a lack of nutrients. In particular, you may experience hair loss.  This is because you don’t consume enough protein and fatty acids.

How do I figure out my calorie deficit to lose weight?

How do I figure out my calorie deficit to lose weight

One of the reasons why a great number of people  lose weight enter starvation mode.  This is the attempt to create a calorie deficit. This deficit is necessary for losing weight because you need to consume fewer calories than the your body needs.

However, simply restricting your calorie intake can lead to starvation mode. This is why it is essential that you workout your calorie deficit properly.  You should be taking all important factors into consideration. You can do this by determining:

  • How many calories your body burns while resting. This requires you to know your basal metabolic rate (BMR).
  • How many calories your body burns while exercising. You need to consider how much you work out daily  and weekly.  This determines the average amount of exercise you get on a daily basis.

Boost your weight loss efforts with a metabolic test at Leo’s Fitness Lab

Avoid entering starvation mode and start losing weight the right way. Schedule metabolic testing at Leo’s Fitness Lab and let our advanced equipment.  We will deliver you accurate results. The information we collect will help us customize a fitness routine and a nutrition plan unique to your body and personal goals.

Furthermore our  educated, qualified trainers take a holistic, science-backed approach to weight loss and metabolic testing.  They will offer expert advice and guidance to our clients. Our health and fitness center is located in the vicinity of Old Town San Diego State Historic Park.   So feel free to visit us at your convenience.

One Response

POST REPLY

[gravityform id="10" title="false" description="false"]
<div class='gf_browser_unknown gform_wrapper free-workout-homepage_wrapper gform_legacy_markup_wrapper' id='gform_wrapper_10' ><form method='post' enctype='multipart/form-data' id='gform_10' class='free-workout-homepage gform_legacy_markup' action='/what-starvation-mode-body-how-know-calorie-deficit/' > <input type='hidden' class='gforms-pum' value='{"closepopup":false,"closedelay":0,"openpopup":false,"openpopup_id":0}' /> <div class='gform_body gform-body'><ul id='gform_fields_10' class='gform_fields top_label form_sublabel_below description_below'><li id="field_10_1" class="gfield gfield_contains_required field_sublabel_below field_description_below hidden_label gfield_visibility_visible" data-js-reload="field_10_1"><label class='gfield_label gfield_label_before_complex' >Name<span class="gfield_required"><span class="gfield_required gfield_required_asterisk">*</span></span></label><div class='ginput_complex ginput_container no_prefix has_first_name no_middle_name has_last_name no_suffix gf_name_has_2 ginput_container_name' id='input_10_1'> <span id='input_10_1_3_container' class='name_first' > <input type='text' name='input_1.3' id='input_10_1_3' value='' aria-required='true' placeholder='First Name' /> <label for='input_10_1_3' >First</label> </span> <span id='input_10_1_6_container' class='name_last' > <input type='text' name='input_1.6' id='input_10_1_6' value='' aria-required='true' placeholder='Last Name' /> <label for='input_10_1_6' >Last</label> </span> </div></li><li id="field_10_2" class="gfield gfield_contains_required field_sublabel_below field_description_below hidden_label gfield_visibility_visible" data-js-reload="field_10_2"><label class='gfield_label' for='input_10_2' >Email<span class="gfield_required"><span class="gfield_required gfield_required_asterisk">*</span></span></label><div class='ginput_container ginput_container_email'> <input name='input_2' id='input_10_2' type='text' value='' class='large' placeholder='Email Address' aria-required="true" aria-invalid="false" /> </div></li><li id="field_10_3" class="gfield field_sublabel_below field_description_below hidden_label gfield_visibility_visible" data-js-reload="field_10_3"><label class='gfield_label' for='input_10_3' >Phone</label><div class='ginput_container ginput_container_phone'><input name='input_3' id='input_10_3' type='text' value='' class='large' placeholder='Phone Number' aria-invalid="false" /></div></li><li id="field_10_4" class="gfield gform_validation_container field_sublabel_below field_description_below gfield_visibility_visible" data-js-reload="field_10_4"><label class='gfield_label' for='input_10_4' >Phone</label><div class='ginput_container'><input name='input_4' id='input_10_4' type='text' value='' /></div><div class='gfield_description' id='gfield_description_10_4'>This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.</div></li></ul></div> <div class='gform_footer top_label'> <input type='submit' id='gform_submit_button_10' class='gform_button button' value='Submit' onclick='if(window["gf_submitting_10"]){return false;} window["gf_submitting_10"]=true; ' onkeypress='if( event.keyCode == 13 ){ if(window["gf_submitting_10"]){return false;} window["gf_submitting_10"]=true; jQuery("#gform_10").trigger("submit",[true]); }' /> <input type='hidden' class='gform_hidden' name='is_submit_10' value='1' /> <input type='hidden' class='gform_hidden' name='gform_submit' value='10' /> <input type='hidden' class='gform_hidden' name='gform_unique_id' value='' /> <input type='hidden' class='gform_hidden' name='state_10' value='WyJbXSIsIjUwMTA5YWZhNzkzYzVjZGRjM2Q3Y2JhYTE3YjBiMDA5Il0=' /> <input type='hidden' class='gform_hidden' name='gform_target_page_number_10' id='gform_target_page_number_10' value='0' /> <input type='hidden' class='gform_hidden' name='gform_source_page_number_10' id='gform_source_page_number_10' value='1' /> <input type='hidden' name='gform_field_values' value='' /> </div> <p style="display: none !important;"><label>&#916;<textarea name="ak_hp_textarea" cols="45" rows="8" maxlength="100"></textarea></label><input type="hidden" id="ak_js_3" name="ak_js" value="128"/><script>document.getElementById( "ak_js_3" ).setAttribute( "value", ( new Date() ).getTime() );</script></p></form> </div>