Fit Tip Daily

January 24, 2008

Not Eating and STILL Overweight!


       We all know those people who really do eat practically nothing, yet they are still overweight!  How is it possible that someone who eats practically nothing can be so overweight?  If this is you, or someone you know, then it’s time you found out why!   


     * AGING– When people are young they have a healthy, high metabolism.  So cutting their calories down to practically nothing worked to lose weight fast.  As you age your metabolism slows due to loss of muscle, which decreases your metabolism.  This decrease in your metabolism leads to increased fat gain. 

     * Starvation Mode:  When you don’t eat your body goes into “starvation” mode.”  Starvation mode causes your body to hold onto calories and store them as fat for famine. 


     *  Overeating The Wrong Foods:  When you wait 8-12 hours to eat, then when you do eat, you over consume the WRONG FOODS.  It doesn’t matter if you only ate 800 calories… if you waited all day to eat, then your body will hold on to all of those BAD calories. 


     *   LACK OF ENERGY:  Eating only 2 meals a day means you also lack energy.  You can’t have a productive, active day without fuel to move around.  This leads to bad cycles.  The cycle usually goes like this:  Wake up- drink caffeine>  wait till late afternoon- eat a high fat (late) lunch full of carbs >  work the rest of the day- eat a late , high fat, high carbs dinner > watch tv and fall asleep.  Then the cycle starts over.  4 out of 5 clients that come to the gym to train do this everyday! 


      If this is you then it’s time you started eating 3 main meals (moderate to small) in size and 2 snacks.  Try to keep them close together … eat every 3- 4 hours to increase your metabolism.

     WORKOUT!!!  If you want to rid yourself of this problem then you MUST put some muscle on so you can increase your calorie burning! 

 Adria Ali



  1. Hi Adria,

    Is it true that in order to gain muscle mass you must eat as much protein as your body weight?

    Comment by Bianca Lope — January 25, 2008 @ 1:26 am

  2. i’m gaining weight in minutes since i stopped eating before i didn’t use to gain weight but my parents said i’m getting fat so i don’t want to eat even if they call me for dinner, but the thing that i’m gaining weight every second is making me worried, because i will not fit in any clothes…and it would be very troubeling when my collegues will call me fatty behind my back like they are doing already with another woman, she is 50 it is normal for her to be fat but i’m much younger than 50 i’m 31.

    Comment by problem with weight started when i stopped eating — June 6, 2008 @ 12:23 am

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