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Starvation DietNow, let me start off by saying that I know that this is unhealthy, and I am not advocating it.…

Starvation Diet

Now, let me start off by saying that I know that this is unhealthy, and I am not advocating it. I am curious, however, if what I have heard is true. I have heard that with a starvation diet, i.e. not eating enough food for your body each day, will make it so that you do not lose fat, but might lose muscle. Is this accurate? Also, at what point does your body go into starvation mode? Is it just below your necessary calories or is it some significantly low amount? Also, does the starvation mode stop your metabolism?

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Can you get sick from stress?Whenever I have a really stressful event coming up, I get sick. And the bigger the event, the sicker I…

Can you get sick from stress?

Whenever I have a really stressful event coming up, I get sick. And the bigger the event, the sicker I become. It has happened to me several times, culminating with one super illness about two years ago. My band was slated to play at a graduation party. We had been practicing for about two years, and hadn't added anything new recently. So no reason for stressing, right? But, sure enough, about two weeks before the show, my throat closed up with such bad tonsillitis that I had trouble eating yogurt. I had to go to the doctor and get antibiotics just to be able to swallow saliva! So, my question, is it possible to make yourself physically sick from stress? Or are these times in my life just coincidences?

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