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How Common Is Starvation Mode as an Explanation for Stalled Weight Loss?

Melanie Thomassian, RD, has a great post on the over-diagnosed “starvation mode” theory that many folks use as an explanation for a stall in their weight loss journey. Rather than a starvation-induced reduction in metabolic rate, there’s usually another issue, such as under-estimation of calorie consumption or poor compliance with the weight loss plan.

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