starvation diet


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A potentially dangerous fad diet that provides 300–700 kcal/day, which must be supplemented with high quality protein; given the risk of death through cardiac arrhythmias, starvation diets should be limited in duration
Adverse effects Orthostatic hypotension due to loss of sodium, decreased norepinephrine secretion, fatigue, hypothermia, cold intolerance, xeroderma, hair loss, dysmenorrhoea

starvation diet

Very low calorie diet Nutrition A fad diet that provides 300-700 kcal/day, which must be supplemented with high quality protein; given the risk of death through intractable cardiac arrhythmias Side effects Orthostatic hypotension due to loss of sodium, ↓ norepinephrine secretion, fatigue, hypothermia, cold intolerance, xeroderma, hair loss, dysmenorrhea. See Crash diet, Fad diet, Diet.
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According to the National Park Conservation Association, "For more than a generation, parks have been on a budgetary starvation diet." But in 1996, the Recreational Fee Demonstration Program began allowing the Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), National Park Service and the Fish and Wildlife Service to charge admission fees to their lands on a trial basis.
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This presentation includes some magnificent colour photographs, but otherwise architects have been fed a starvation diet of old, woolly black-and-white pictures taken just after the house was finished.
Or, say, you'd like to slough off some unwanted weight but you don't have time to go into group therapy with a bunch of fatties and don't want to go on a starvation diet. What do you do?
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"Mag-starvation diet muna tayo diyan (Let's go on a starvation diet for now).
He said the 'starvation diet' applied to foreign trips should also be slapped on lavish government parties and unnecessary expenses.