I made a post here yesterday about calorie deficits, but need some more answers. I understand that if you go over a 500cal deficit per day, your body metabolism can slow down to a halt called the starvation response. I am a little bit confused by this, and how this ï¿½??starvation responseï¿½?? ties into metabolisms and the law of calories.
I know there are ticks to keep your metabolism up like eating 6 meals a day, calorie and carb tapering, working out, and so on. In theory, according to the ‘law of calories’ I could eat chocolate bars all day with a 400 calorie deficit, and lose the same amount of fat as if I ate healthy foods 6 times a day. I know this is not how it works, but why not?
Is it because if I ate chocolate, my metabolism would slow down (despite being at the right ~400 cal deficit) so much that in reality Iï¿½??m consuming more calories than burning? if I eat healthy foods the right way while working out, with the same calorie ~400cal deficit (including cals burned working out, BMR, and all of that), will I lose more weight because my metabolism is fast, and therefore i actually burn MORE than the 400 calorie deficit because i sped up my metabolism?
if this is true, will this educe the ‘starvation response’, because technically, if my metabolism is faster, I will burn more than the 400 difference. I need help clearing this up! Sorry for the long, confusing, unedited post.