Your belly does have rubber band-like properties, but that doesn’t mean you can change its size?
If you cut back on your food intake, will your stomach actually get smaller, so you’re satisfied with less food?
Sorry, but it’s a myth that your stomach can shrink.
We’ve all heard that thing about how cutting back on calories causes your appetite to reset, and how over time, your elastic stomach actually shrinks down, so you full up on smaller portions.
If it sounds ridiculous, that’s because it kind of is, experts say. Yes, your belly does have rubber band-like properties that allow it to change size. For instance, the elasticity makes it easier to gorge when presented with a giant meal to help us avoid starving in times of famine. This is something most modern humans don’t have to worry about. But back in our cave-people days, it was helpful.
As for shrinkage? Your stomach is capable of quickly snapping back to normal size after a feast. But it’s not going to continue to get smaller-even if you start eating less.
If eating less was all it took to shrink your stomach, it would mean that average weight people have smaller stomach’s than people who are overweight or obese. But that’s not the case. Regardless of how much we weigh, everyone’s stomach is pretty much the same size.
If you’re still skeptical, consider this: Your body was designed to take in enough calories to keep it running, even during times when food is scarce. So, you better believe that it’s not going to shrink your stomach when you feed it less.
In fact, most of us tend to feel hungrier when we slash our caloric intake. Your system gets flooded with the hunger hormone ghrelin, making food even harder to resist. At the same time, your body temperature and metabolic rate slowdown in an attempt to conserve precious energy.
That’s a long-winded way of saying this: Drastically cutting your portions not only wont shrink your stomach-it’ll probably backfire. And if you managed to lose any weight, you’ll likely regain the pounds with interest.
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