Monday, January 30, 2017

What is starvation mode?

Change is new and weird and must be destroyed. That’s the vibe. That’s what I hear from all the people who ask, do you want [insert delicious breakfast food here] and I say no; and when they persist I say, ‘Actually I am doing intermittent fasting and I don’t eat until 1pm’. This is when the eyes go wide and it is announced I must consume breakfast or else my body will go into starvation mode and shut down and I will just gain weight. Lies. I have never believed the ‘Starvation mode’ discussion as I am sure it takes more than a couple hours of hunger for my body to decide I am dying of starvation and all my precious fat must be preserved.

I couldn’t agree more with the author. The general public is so misguided with health myths, that no wonder we’re all squishy in the waistline trying to follow all the rules. It’s more complicated than religion; damned if you do, damned if you don’t.

I can’t bark at other peoples’ judgment and then judge them, but you have to find what works for you. Everyone knows the basics, eat good food and exercise, but you to make it work with your life. IF seems to work with my life. At least I feel like I am doing something, when I don’t have time for anything.


Ps – That was my subtle cry for the gym, I miss you. 

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