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Your metabolism all but slows to a stop during starvation. It is trying to hold on to everything your body has got because your brain got the message that no more nourishment is coming. You will barely burn a thing if you starve yourself. Think of your metabolism as a fire: if you don't stoke the fire, and feed it oxygen, it will go out. If you don't feed your metabolism, it goes into shutdown mode.

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