how long does it take for starvation mode to come into effect?

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I've heard many different answers from a month to several months...so how long does it take? (I'm hoping 7 months or more lol)
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Why....?
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If you are starving yourself to lose weight, it's really not worth the trouble.
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Why....?
been eating 800 calories for several months now and I've read if you go back to eating normally, you gain all the weight you lost plus more
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If you are starving yourself to lose weight, it's really not worth the trouble.
I am not starving myself, I'm just on a very low calorie diet of 800
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I am not starving myself, I'm just on a very low calorie diet of 800
eating only 800 calories is starving yourself lol. Unless you're 2ft tall
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eating only 800 calories is starving yourself lol. Unless you're 2ft tall
technically yes, hence why I want to increase but don't want to gain too much weight ( a pound or two is fine)
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Starvation mode doesn't exist.
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Starvation mode doesn't exist.
yet people gain weight + more when they return to an increased calorie diet of 1400-1500 a day?
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yet people gain weight + more when they return to an increased calorie diet of 1400-1500 a day?
yes bc they are eating more?????
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yes bc they are eating more?????
yes but more than their original weight before they started the extreme diet. obviously I don't want to gain more than 4 pounds ideally less
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yes but more than their original weight before they started the extreme diet. obviously I don't want to gain more than 4 pounds ideally less
try to eat a bit over 1,300 calories (this is what i consume in a day as a 5'2 girl) and do 1 - 2 hours of exercise a day or every other day. You'll be healthier and gain a bit of weight but still be skinny or whatever
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Are you familiar with “basal metabolic rate”? It’s essentially the calories you need to consume just to survive and anything less is a calorific deficit.

So, just work that out and anything less is starving yourself. When I say that, I mean you literally lie in bed all day and don’t move at all, it does not take into account walking or even the energy needed to take a shower...

Although I do feel I need to ask this, how tall are you, your weight and sex if you don’t mind? Don’t want to give away information which would otherwise be taken wrong and it have negative consequences.
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try to eat a bit over 1,300 calories (this is what i consume in a day as a 5'2 girl) and do 1 - 2 hours of exercise a day or every other day. You'll be healthier and gain a bit of weight but still be skinny or whatever
thank you..I will implement that tomorrow and hopefully it will all go well.
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Are you familiar with “basal metabolic rate”? It’s essentially the calories you need to consume just to survive and anything less is a calorific deficit.

So, just work that out and anything less is starving yourself. When I say that, I mean you literally lie in bed all day and don’t move at all, it does not take into account walking or even the energy needed to take a shower...

Although I do feel I need to ask this, how tall are you, your weight and sex if you don’t mind? Don’t want to give away information which would otherwise be taken wrong and it have negative consequences.
thank you! I am familiar with it, although starvation mode posts etc. have made me skeptical due to the amount of weight people gain after very low calorie diets.

I'm 5 foot 4, I weight 7 stone 3 and I'm female
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thank you! I am familiar with it, although starvation mode posts etc. have made me skeptical due to the amount of weight people gain after very low calorie diets.

I'm 5 foot 4, I weight 7 stone 3 and I'm female
sorry but I also forgot to ask your age. Different ages have different metabolic rates (typically, not fixed in stone).
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like 1 hour for me lmaoo.
I have a really fast metabolism and I snack all the time
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sorry but I also forgot to ask your age. Different ages have different metabolic rates (typically, not fixed in stone).
ah I'm 17
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ah I'm 17
I’d say you’re within a healthy weight, perhaps SLIGHTLY underweight but not dangerously so. So I wouldn’t recommend dieting and trying to maintain it. 🙂

Assuming when you say 7 stone, you mean exactly and not 7 stone 4 lbs etc...
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I’d say you’re within a healthy weight, perhaps SLIGHTLY underweight but not dangerously so. So I wouldn’t recommend dieting and trying to maintain it. 🙂

Assuming when you say 7 stone, you mean exactly and not 7 stone 4 lbs etc...
I am not trying to diet anymore, I'm actually trying to come off of a VLCD haha.

I said 7 stone 3 pounds oops my mistake
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