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[–] thebluelady 0 points 13 points (+13|-0) ago 

i wish you good luck and good health in your recovery.

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[–] Swole_is_life 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

My bullshit sense is tingling...

I do not doubt that you have exercised yourself into this condition. That does happen.

However, having your body "store all calories as fat" is not a thing. It can't be due to physics. You have to spend energy to do stuff and just to survive.

I would be very skeptical of any doctor who tells you that your body is storing everything as fat. Quacks do exist, though they are rare.

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[–] theepilepticferret 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

You're not the only one who's suspicious. New account just to post a discussion about "starvashun mode"... could be a fatty in disguise.

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[–] K139 [S] ago  (edited ago)

I can send you a picture of myself holding my name thing if you'd like?

Edit: I am a longtime reddit lurker but don't have an account but I saw a post last night that set me off so I created this account to tell my story and shut up the hams who take a real problem fit people get and use it as their excuse to be fat. I don't really know how to send it to you privately but if you tell me how I will gladly send you a picture. Is there any other way I can prove to you?

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[–] K139 [S] 1 point 0 points (+1|-1) ago 

Trust me I know the "calories in calories out." But my cortisol levels are super high and cortisol which actually does lead to accelerated fat storage. I've done a lot of research and I've been taking more yoga and meditating to try and reduce it. Feel free to look up cortisol and it's connection to weight and my condition. And the endocronogist is one of the top specialists at Mass General which is a really prestigious hospital in Boston.

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[–] Swole_is_life 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

Cortisol, like everything else, does not cause you to store all calories as fat. That just doesn't happen.

What it does do is make you hungry and change where you store fat, but just turning food into fat is not something that can happen unless there is a calorie surplus.

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[–] crashtestgenius 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

I know that feeling.

Before I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, it went untreated for about six months, the last one of which was awful. Imagine starving, and starvation mode, but without being able to do anything about it, and every food you crave (stuff that's high in carbs, because your cells are going without any carbs) makes it worse, not better.

Recently, I hit it again, and I knew exactly when it happened because I felt like I was starving again. That was due to lack of eating, but fortunately, I'm eating again and making my way back up to a healthy weight.

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[–] Ben77 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

That sounds like a nightmare. I am very glad to hear you are doing good again.

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[–] crashtestgenius 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Thanks, the community here at FPH is really helpful and first got me paying attention to how low my weight was getting. It's you guys that got me eating properly again and going towards a more healthy lifestyle.

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[–] threegoodpushes 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

I used to workout like that. We called it beer tax. Good job not blowing up like a Thanksgiving Day parade balloon.

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[–] GreffeduFoie ago 

When I was waiting for a new liver, I dropped from already small 85ish lbs to 69. I can tell you, when you actually go into starvation mode, you stop feeling hungry; your stomach essentially shrinks and the hunger pangs go away after a couple weeks. Then just seeing food makes you feel nauseated. Ididn't eat food for months because I'd developed SMA syndrome after having c-diff 5 damned times in less than 2 years. So I could eat, but once it reached the stricture in my intestines it had to come back up. I had a damned NJ tube placed, that's one that goes from your nose to your jejunum, in your intestines, with which i was fed formula or Ensure. It sucked horribly. I didn't have a period for 2 years (17-19) it was kind of great but I knew it was because I was dying and very underweight. Luckily I got my weight back up by following a cystic fibrosis diet; swapping milk for shipping cream etc, basically a hams normal starbeetus drinks but with the goal to add weight. Once I got my new liver at 19, about a month after the transplant my period came back. I was annoyed about having to deal with it again, but incredibly happy that my body decided it was now healthy enough to carry a baby. I'm now 25. I'm 5'2" and about 98lbs. Fluctuates between 95-100 depending on where I am in my cycle. I hope you're able to get to your ideal weight soon! Good luck!

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[–] soddi ago 

biolane has a vlog about this and says you can recover from it https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHHzie6XRGk

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[–] mystic_chihuahua 2 points -1 points (+1|-2) ago 

She was already under eating. If she ate even less she'd likely start suffering from malnutrition.

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[–] hulkingmanbeast ago 

Is there permanent damage? Wish you the best in your recovery.

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[–] K139 [S] ago 

I lost my period for about a year and luckily my bones are fine. I had 0 estrogen and 0 testerone (yes girls have that too) which was really bad but I am on birth control now to protect my bones.

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