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Old January 24 2013, 09:35 AM   #65
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Re: Obesity linked to a gut bacteria

GalaxyX wrote: View Post

So if you just sit there and simply eat less, the body will start to lower your metabolism to compensate for the missing calories. If you keep eating even less, the body will start to eat away at it's own proteins (muscle tissue and eventually internal organs) BEFORE it starts eating away at the fat.

This is killer, because the more muscle you have, the faster your metabolism is, and if you lose it, you're hurting your body's capacity to burn fat.
I've heard this umpteen times now from various sources. I say bullshit. If you consume fewer calories than you burn you will lose weight. Metabolic changes mean that there will be times when the weight stays the same but it will start up again. Frankly the idea of someone becoming a skeletal, organless husk before their fat arse disappears is risible.
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