YoYo Dieting

More and more people are feeling the pressure of society to be thinner and they make decisions to temporary follow a strict weight loss program or to increase physical activity.

The act of losing weight – especially loss of muscle mass will inevitably result in a change of metabolism and will reduce the number of calories burned under the same conditions once regular eating or a more sedentary lifestyle is resumed.

Most people will regain the weight lost plus an additional few pounds. Repeated dieting is counter productive and continued yoyo dieting may substantially promote an increase in body fat over time.

The emphasis should not be on body weight or body fat- but should include a healthy lifestyle in relation to food choices and the motivation to participate in regular physical activity and exercise.

More and more people feeling the pressure of society to be thinner.