A little advice please

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    HI, I am after a little advice, I am following a diet eating between 1200 and 1600 cals a day.
    I wondered if anyone knew what is the calorie intake before your body goes in to starvation mode is. I always thought that providing you are not hungry then your body doesn't go into starvation mode and store fat.
    I am worried that if I have 1200 cals per day for a few days and then have 1600 cals that the 400 cals would be stored as fat any ideas?
     
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    It's not so much about calories to be honest. I've done a very low calorie diet where I had about 500 calories a day but it was a specially formulated diet and so you got all the nutrients you need. So no starvation mode. If I'd just eaten 500 calories of say... chicken, or anything, I wouldn't have got all the nutrients. So would go into starvation mode. So you need to look at all the vitamins and nutrients you need and build a diet around that.
     
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