Now a days anyone who wants to lose weight, is so fed up that one just stops eating and feels that starving is the only way to get over with it. But actually starving yourself will cause you to gain weight and ruin your weight loss efforts. So one major reason that people do not meet their desired weight loss goals is because they are starving themselves- whether they realize it or not .Even if you are just busy and forget about eating, or if you seriously want some good amount of weight to be gone and are willing to starve to do it, both scenarios are very damaging. Despite the calories that you will be burning in the short-term, what you are really doing is slowing your metabolism
Your metabolism indicates the number of calories your body needs. Everything you eat turns into energy; the rate of your metabolism determines how much energy, measured in calories, your body needs. Your body composition, age, gender, physical activity level and dietary habits all contribute to the amount of energy your body uses.
This means that when you are done starving your body, your body will then grab hold of your future meals and not let go, thinking that you may not eat again for a long time. If starving yourself becomes habitual, you will be creating your own weight loss problem rather than fixing it.
The best way to lose weight is to speed up your metabolism by healthy eating, rather than reducing all calories. To accomplish this, eat small meals or healthy snacks at least every two to four hours, and eat a big breakfast to jump start your metabolism in the morning. Eat healthy meals full of nutrition and low in fat and watch your calories, while giving your body the support it needs. Your metabolism will speed up, and your weight will slim down before you know it
Your body works on a basis of survival. Eating habits based on a starvation-type diet starts certain physiological changes inside the body that work to conserve energy. In the long run, this adaptation may sabotage your weight-loss efforts. To lose weight, you have to eat. Understanding the calories your body needs and strategies to burn fat will lead to successful, long-term weight loss
If you starve yourself, you may begin to lose weight because you are reaching a caloric deficit, but the long-term effects are counterproductive. Your body responds to starvation by slowing down metabolism. The body thinks you are entering a state of famine, where food is unavailable. It slows your body's processes in an effort to conserve what energy it has stored --- in other words, it holds onto fat. When you start eating normally, your metabolism will have slowed, meaning that the number of calories you need to maintain your weight is far lower than when you started --- and setting you up to gain weight by going back to your pre-starvation habits.