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9,689 6/28/13 3:24 P
There's a lot of misconceptions about starvation mode; it's not about eating a certain number of calories, even. It's not even about a single day of poor choices. It's much more complicated than that.
One day isn't going to hurt you. It's a pattern of poor choices over time that can lead to slowed metabolism. IF it happens, it happens, but you don't want to make a habit of it. It's still important to get the nutrition you need, because you'll feel like crud if you don't.
Here's a thread that will help you understand what starvation mode is (and isn't.) Scroll down to Coach Dean's response.
probably not long... you just have a lowered metabolism and don't lose weight.... have less energy
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1,078 6/28/13 10:17 A
Just like eating way over your range on one day won't do you much damage, neither will eating under. Granted, it isn't a habit you want to get yourself in to, but it won't be utterly terrible.
6/28/13 8:21 A
one off day every once in a while will do no harm
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234 6/28/13 1:24 A
Like Yojulez said, one day in the grand scheme of things isn't going to throw you off. I know I occasionally eat less than 1200 calories, and I also occasionally eat more than 1550. I actually tend to look at my weekly average more so than my daily intake. So don't stress if you go under for just a day. :) It happens. I know some days I'm just not really all that hungry, and others, I feel ravenous. It just depends on the day and what I'm doing.
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6/27/13 11:56 P
No. One day doesn't matter. Remember it's more about your overall average intake than what you do on a day to day basis. It's the same as if you overate on one day, it's not going to throw you off. If it makes you feel better, eat a little more tomorrow to make up for it.
Not sure how long it takes to go into starvation mode... I would think it would take awhile though.
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