2. The Yo-Yo Effect? Present!
Another negative effect of starvation is accumulation of pounds after giving up starving. Why does this happen? Because during a severe calorie dieting inevitably consume fewer calories. This slows down the metabolism (20-25%) and entry into a state of rest in which you conserve energy and keep fat reserves. When you give up that diet and caloric intake will return to normal, metabolism remain in that state of slowing down and any calorie surplus that had yet to do will be deposited as fat. In this case, the person feels weak, but still big in the areas where there is fat.
3. The Side Effects Of Starvation
The sum of the effects that consists of severe caloric restriction produce muscle atrophy, constipation, insomnia, weakness, irritability and decreased concentrations of hormones. In addition, vitamin and mineral deficiency is common: deficiency of vitamin B1 (thiamine) causes beriberi disease, deficiency of vitamin B3 (niacin) produces Pellagra, vitamin C deficiency produce Scurvy and iron deficiency produce anemia.
4. Lose Weight And Then Gain Weight Fast
A study published in the New York Times in 2011 by Dr Joseph Proietto on 50 obese men and women demonstrates how dangerous is starvation. The men weighed an average of 230 pounds, and women about 200 pounds. Patients followed an extreme diet, low in calories, which consisted mainly in shakes and two cups of low-starch vegetables, totaling just 500-550 calories a day for eight weeks. After ten weeks, patients lost an average of 30 pounds since the weight loss stopped and started regress. They have reported that hunger feeling is more intense and are more concerned with food than before to lose weight.
The results showed that their bodies act as if they were still subjected to starvation and working at full capacity to regain lost weight. For instance, a gastric hormone often called the “hunger hormone,” was about 20 percent higher than at baseline. Another hormone associated with hunger, peptide YY, was also abnormally low. The level of leptin, a hormone that suppresses hunger remained lower than expected.
To avoid these troubles, adopt a healthy and balanced diet to lose up by 6-12 pounds per month or 10% of your total weight within 6 months. In that case, eating healthy will turn into a lifestyle that will prevent fat gaining over time.