Does your stomach shrink if you eat less? Myth or Fact

No, your stomach cannot shrink if you eat less! Once you are an adult, the size of your stomach remains pretty much the same unless you take recourse to surgery to make it smaller. Moreover the stomach size in thin, medium or overweight individuals is nearly the same. However, if you eat enormous amounts, it can expand to accommodate your intake, but then it has to return to the normal size. If you diet for several days, your appetite may drop but not because your stomach has become smaller.

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  1. Dr P ooja3:14 PM

    Eating less won't shrink your stomach, but it can help to reset your "appetite thermostat" so you won't feel as hungry, and it may be easier to stick with your eating plan

  2. Reema3:16 PM

    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.

  3. Saayeesh3:17 PM

    Drastically cutting your portions not only won't shrink your stomach—it'll probably backfire. And if you managed to lose any weight, you'll likely regain the pounds with interest

  4. Dr Swati3:28 PM

    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 much, much less,
    . 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 slow down in an attempt to conserve precious energy.


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