Yo-yo dieting

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Posted on : 23-09-2009 | By : dutdot | In : Beauty Care & Fitness, Health & Beauty, Nutrition

For over three weeks now, I wasn’t aware that I was undergoing yo-yo dieting. I thought by not eating, I would lose the flab. A BIG NO! That’s when I found out last night about yo-yo dieting and how detrimental this is to our health.

I got curious about yo-yo dieting when I read about it at Jessica Simpson’s photo.

I immediately googled yo-yo dieting, and here’s what I got from Wikipedia:

This kind of diet is associated with extreme food deprivation as a substitute for good diet and exercise techniques. As a result, the dieter may experience loss of both muscle and body fat during the initial weight-loss phase (weight-bearing exercise is required to maintain muscle). After completing the diet, the dieter is likely to experience the body’s famine response, leading to rapid weight gain of only fat. This is a dangerous fat-cycle that changes the body’s fat to muscle ratio, one of the more important factors in health. One study in rats showed those made to yo-yo diet were more efficient at gaining weight.

Nay! That explains why I just can’t go out from this bottom pit of feeling fat, flabby, and bloated.

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