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Yeah, when a person purposefully starves themself, the body assumes that food is scarce and wrings every last bit of fat out of whatever *is* consumed in order to maintain itself. This can happen with crash diets too, not just full blown anorexia. Weird side-effects like this are why it's better to lose weight gradually over a long period of time instead of starving yourself.

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Q: In the first stages of anorexia would a person first gain weight before losing any?
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