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Starving yourself

  1. Jan 25, 2005 #1
    So it takes around 24 hours of fasting for an average person before the body taps into fat reserves for energy. So is this knowledge useful for people who want to lose weight? For example, fast for 24 hours, do crazy exercise then eat some food. Of course, there's the dietary modifications that have to be made. What are the physiological implications of fasting before exercise?

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  3. Jan 25, 2005 #2

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    The body will go into a mode of energy conservation when it starts running out of energy. I don't know how long this mode is maintained after the restricted diet is stopped, you don't want to gain extra weight when you go back to your old diet (jojo effect).

    Changing your lifestyle would have the biggest impact in the long run.
     
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  5. Jan 25, 2005 #4

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    :blushing: jojo is dutch for yo-yo
     
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