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01-13-2005, 03:03 PM
I've been under a lot of stress lately and can't seem to eat much. I'm way under my caloric needs but when I try to eat I feel full almost immediately. What should I do to meet my daily nutritional needs during this time? Also, what effect will being too low in calories for well over three weeks have on my body?
01-13-2005, 03:41 PM
Id try and relax and take a week off if your stressed, once your starting to feel better your appetite will come back.
01-13-2005, 03:43 PM
Also tackle the stress issue at the root, in other words find the cause and find ways to beter it to avoid furtue problems, of course we all go through stressful times, I dont know your personal situation but, hang in there, things will turn around.
01-13-2005, 04:12 PM
Ya definitely lower your stress level. Stress can lower your metabolism:
-13 weeks to hardcore fat burning (the diet)
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Our bodies take T-4( thyroxine ) which is inactive and change it into T-3(triiodothyronine) which is extremely active(1). It's important to understand that T-3--like insulin and glucagon--is greatly responsible for controlling our metabolism. In fact they are all classified in what is called the endocrine system. With this in mind, you should also note that under times of dieting and stress the conversion of T-4 to T-3 is actually lowered, which in turn means that your overall T-3 output will be lowered, and with it your metabolism. This, as I stated is because T-3 plays an extremely high role in this regard.
Moreover, T-4 is turned into a substance known as Reverse Thyroxine or RT-3 (2) which stimulates the blocking out of T-3 from its normal course of action! In times of stress T-4's conversion to reverse T-3 increases!!!!!!!!!! So, not only do T-3 levels drop, but its evil counter part is enhanced! Of course, being that fat loss is the goal, we would like to maintain a metabolic rate that is efficient and high throughout the span of this diet!
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