3(+1) Factors to Accelerate °»Intestinal Starvation°…



£Ī°•An unbalanced diet and irregular eating rhythm can induce intestinal starvation.

  I’ve stated before that what increases your Base Weight is the hunger mechanism (intestinal starvation) and here, I want to talk about 3(+1) factors that accelerate intestinal starvation.

°ŕRelated article°Ř→My Definition of “Intestinal Starvation”

(In Japan,) The reasons for becoming obese are often said to be associated with:

°¶an unbalanced diet

°¶too much fat/ too many carbohydrates

°¶eating late at night

°¶not eating breakfast

°¶irregular eating rhythm

°¶lack of vegetables


  When there is only one of the situations from above, intestinal starvation mechanism hardly occurs. However when there are 3 and the +1 factor which I will discuss later, the mechanism for intestinal starvation happens more often.

The 3 factors are as follows;

(1) an unbalanced diet(too many carbohydrates and some protein)

(2) the power to digest (stomach acid, digestive enzyme etc.)

(3) the time you stay hungry between meals

  Some say they gain weight from too many carbohydrates, but others won’t seem to gain weight even if they eat the same thing. Some say they got fat by eating too late at night, but others don't gain at all.
  These differences exist since “intestinal starvation” is decided by the composition of various factors.

Explanation of (1)
  Meals with too many carbohydrates (starch) and protein (small amount is enough) and less fiber such as vegetables, makes people fat most easily. It seems with less fat, the more fat you become (* it’s because fat is not easy to digest).

  It doesn’t depend on the “amount” of calories you eat but the “quality and balance” of food you eat. For example, eating a variety of foods and having a good balance vs, a bad balance may lead to gaining weight, even if you eat in small amounts.


Explanation of (2)
  Those with strong stomachs and high digestive ability tends to induce intestinal starvation more rapidly than those with a slow digestion.
  This is because it doesn’t depend on the amount of food intake, but the process of digestion in the whole intestine. It differs from person to person and those who are nervous, have gastric ptosis or a weak stomach might not be able to even induce a starvation mechanism.


Explanation of (3)
  When we say gained weight because of eating late at night, not eating breakfast or irregular eating rhythm, it means the problem is due to the time span between meals. In other words, inducing or experiencing hunger for a long time.
  Eating late at night won’t automatically make you fat, but if you eat some snacks between meals, you may be able to avoid starvation mechanism.


£≤°•This last, but not least important factor, what is “+1”?

  I stated that an important factor other than the above 3 factors is “+1”, but this is based on whether you had a light meal in your previous meal or the meal before that.

  For example, you eat a light meal such as  “a hamburger and coffee” for lunch and then you don’t eat until 9 o’clock that night. If you had also eaten a heavy breakfast with dairy, salad, seaweed, beans or butter, you won’t experience a starvation mechanism. (note: it depends on the person)



   The reason for this is that the intestine is as long as 7 to 8 m, so it takes the food more than 10 hours to pass through. Intestinal starvation is determined by the whole intestine, so “the previous meal or the meal before that” also affects it.