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 Most diet strategies are based on a calorie-deficit approach: you eat less fuel then the body requires each day, which creates an energy deficit, and the body responds by calling upon body-fat as fuel.The Faith Diet System Yet adopting a severely low-calorie diet in hopes of a quick fix only sets you up for failure.

Starving yourself drains your energy and you can't work out, so you can't change the way you look. Drastic calorie reduction leads to a slowdown in the metabolic rate - the total amount of calories burned in a day - and a slow metabolism is the death wish for anyone seeking a hard body.

Research has indicated that the thyroid gland, the source of thyroid hormones that ultimately help determine your metabolic rate, reacts quickly to starvation diets. That is, when you eat too few calories, your body decreases its thyroid hormone output, which decreases your metabolic rate. Other detrimental effects of starving include an increase in fat-storing enzymes in the body. One enzyme called lipoprotein lipase (LPL) acts as sort of a gatekeeper, allowing fatty acids to flow in and out of fat cells. While mild reductions in calories cause a decrease in LPL activity, giving fatty acids the freedom to flow out of fat cells, overly aggressive calorie cuts actually increase LPL activity. In concert with decreased levels of thyroid hormone, this causes the body to cling to stored body-fat.

While severe calorific reductions seem to throw a dietary monkey wrench into the fat-loss equation, calorie surpluses or overeating exerts another puzzling effect. Not only does body-fat increase, but overeating may cause a mild increase in thyroid levels and an increase in anabolic hormones that help support muscle mass such as growth hormone, testosterone and IGF-1.


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