Can Our Body Really Switch to Starvation Mode?

A plate with little food puts the body into starvation modeMany people believe in the existence of a mode in which our body can enter, often called starvation mode. This is believed to be triggered by strict diets that cause the body to shift into this conservative mode, thus consuming less energy than usual. This starvation mode is often cited as the reason behind the notorious yo-yo effect. This idea has been circulated for a long time, often backed by personal experiences. The fear of this starvation mode grips many, leading to countless debates. It’s not uncommon to hear that someone, while on a strict diet, suddenly stops losing weight, attributing this halt to the body’s switch into starvation mode. It’s time to delve deeper into what our body truly does during a period of caloric restriction.

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