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Old 04-22-2013, 04:50 PM   #205
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Out of curiosity i just googled the Minnesota Starvation Experiment, where men were put on an extremely low calorie diet (1600 calories, when their maintenance was 3200) for 6 months. The results, after they were allowed to go back to eating in unlimited quantities, was that they binged until they gained back all their weight PLUS 10%. But then 9 months later, their weight had returned to their pre-experiment weight.

I think that study is illustrative. I do question, however, whether the findings would apply equally to overweight people. The people in the study were of a normal weight (normal in 1940...which is different than "normal" now)
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