Hey chicks! I am asking that you share your experiences/research about metabolic slowdown here.
I hear various estimates for low long it takes for metabolic slowdown to be really noticeable, anywhere from a day to a few weeks of living off of very low calories. I have also read that occasionally eating over plan keeps the metabolism from slowing to a virtual halt.
So is metabolic slowdown the cause of plateaus? And where is the line between eating to stimulate the metabolism and eating where the body jst holds on to whatever calories it gets?
I assume that eating over plan in order to keep the metabolism going would have to happen during a period of time when you are not severely restricting, right?
I ate lower calories than my target of 1200 today and Thursday without meaning to due to various reasons. Now, I do not think two non-consecutive days will make my metabolism slow down...or at least I HOPE it won't!