It discussed two ladies who after dieting, piled the weight back on in only 5 weeks!
The article states…scientific evidence increasingly points to a far deeper problem that confronts dieters: cutting out calories changes your metabolism and brain, so your body hoards fat and your mind magnifies food cravings into an obsession.
This is what I have been saying for YEARS and I am certain it is what you know to be true deep down too!
Yet you continue to purchase the ‘fad’ diet products and books…
New research shows dieting raises levels of hormones that stimulate appetite — and lowers levels of hormones that suppress it. DIETS MAKE YOU HUNGRIER! Now that’s a recipe for epic failure!
And it gets better…
Brain scans reveal weight loss makes it harder for us to exercise self-control and resist tempting food. Worse still, the more people diet, the stronger these effects can become, leaving some almost doomed to being overweight as a result of their attempts to become slim.
Researchers have uncovered one of the main possible reasons. Two years ago, a team recruited 50 obese men and women, and coached them through eight weeks of an extreme 500-to-550-calories-a-day diet (a quarter of the normal intake for women).
At the end, the dieters lost an average of 30lb. One team then spent a year giving them counselling support to stick to healthy eating habits. But during this time, the dieters regained an average of 11lb. They also reported feeling far hungrier and more preoccupied with food than before losing weight.
HERE’S THE DEAL…
Our bodies love to hold onto calories and has very weak systems for prevent weight gain. So if you lose 10% of your weight, your body thinks there is an emergency and slows your metabolism.
The body then learns to function on fewer calories so your metabolism is re-set.
PROBLEM: you stop dieting and start eating….extra calories are now fat!
This effect kicks in after 8 weeks of dieting and can last as long as 8 YEARS!!
AND NOW THE KICKER…
31 long-term clinical studies found that diets don’t work in the long run. (No surprises there!)
Within five years about two-thirds of dieters put back the weight — and then-some.
Researchers found that dieting works in the short term, with slimmers losing up to 10 per cent of their weight on any number of diets in the first six months of any regimen. But after this, the weight returns, and often more is added.
HERE’S WHAT THEY SUGGEST…
The analysis concluded that most volunteers would have been better off not dieting. Their weight would be pretty much the same and their bodies would not have wear and tear from yo-yoing.
HERE’S THE ONLY SOLUTION THAT ACTUALLY WORKS!
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