posted on Jun, 17 2009 @ 05:07 PM
YAY for improving your life. Way to make the necessary changes and stick to them. You've accomplished what most will never do and I admire and
respect you for that.
"since I am no longer growing, why is it I have to eat?"
You have to eat to fuel your body. Do you think that Yao Ming, 7'6" Basketball player, grew tall because he overate? Do you think you grew from a
child into an adult because you consumed more calories than you burned? No.
So why did Yao Ming and baby You grow tall? Because of hormones. Hormones regulate fat distribution, bone growth and muscle growth, etc. I'm sure
you know this. And it's probably the reason you gained muscle during this little adventure of yours. Hormonal equilibrium.
The only answer I came up with was, aside from a small amount of fuel... you really don't need nearly the amount of food we consume...
You're body will adapt to a lower energy intake by slowing metabolism. Eventually though, the body will strive to find the balance again and you
will be hungry.
and it was then, with food reduction that the improvements just began to accelerate, that the detox could work
But, can you be certain that it wasn't the reduction in carboydrates that did the trick?
I've seen the studies on very restricted calorie diets and the results that have been achieved. These results have typically been extended life on
animals that ate less. But why? Is it because of a lower body temp, slower metabolism, or is it that certain hormones aren't chronically
It is possible to achieve the results you achieved by maintaining an energy balance, or even overfeeding, if the right foods are eaten.