I dont know how much I buy into starvation mode anyways. I was taught that and always believed that, and preached that. But with so much fat reserves, I dont see how my body would think it was starving. If you dont take in the calories, it just takes it from reserves. That is what reserves are for.... IN MY MIND. Nothing science behind that. I am just typing outloud.
Look at the guy that fasted for over a year? Now I am not saying it might not be good or might not cause some sort of metabolic problems for some, but it just seems like in an otherwise healthy body, the body would know to live on it's own fat in times of famine. When the fat is gone, then it works on muscle. Why would it starve itself to death when it has reserves to feed on.
just typing outloud. I know it has been discussed before, and I know that I came to my own conclusions that I don't believe in starvation mode, well not unless you truly are starving, but not so much when just calorie restricted. But I dont know what or where I read that so nothing I can post to support that now. Seems like it had more to do with the number of days of no food and not just restricted food, and I remember thinking to myself I didnt have to worry about that so maybe that is why I dont buy it in the short term of things.