Why Starving will not help you Lose Weight
As times go by, people pick up different ideas of what’s beautiful. Some like dark-skinned Latinas, while some prefer dark-haired Asians with almond-shaped eyes. As they say “beauty is in the eye of the beholder”, but no matter where you’re from, nobody finds overweight people attractive. Sure, you can find a plus-sized woman beautiful. You may fall in love with her, but I’m quite sure you were not attracted when you first saw her, and maybe only fell in love because she has a beautiful heart.
Weight loss has indeed become an industry by its own. There are a lot of companies who invest millions just to discover the fastest way to lose weight, or that wonder pill to make people lose weight rapidly. I don’t know what’s up, but people seem to want to lose weight the fastest way possible. Some even resort to starving themselves, thinking that it’s the fastest way to get slim. Even though starving yourself means there is no or little food to go through your mouth, it’s not actually the best way to lose weight. To give you a better picture, here are some reasons why starving will not help you lose weight.
It will Slow Your Metabolism
Metabolism is basically your body’s speed in turning calories into energy. The faster your metabolism is, the quicker your body can lose weight. That’s why they say “you have a fast metabolism if you’re slim”. When you starve yourself, your body sets up a “defense- mechanism” to prevent it from running out of resources. Since no food is going through your system, your body will slow its operation in order for your organs to run properly – including your metabolism.
Your Body is Like a Sponge
Imagine a sponge being squeezed out. It’s dry, and nothing’s left to it. This is exactly how your body’s like. When you starve yourself, it’s a lot like squeezing water out of a sponge, except that your body needs more time to lose the weight. Now, imagine putting a dry sponge in a bucket of water. The sponge will absorb all the water that it can take, making it fat. Unless you are willing to starve forever (which is still not healthy, by the way), your body will absorb all the calories it can once you eat again. Since your body takes a lot of time to lose weight, but so little time to absorb nutrients and fat, starving yourself then eating even a little food will actually make you fatter.