Are You Busy “Weight-cycling” Rather Than Losing Weight Permanently?

yo-yo dietingWeight cycling…a term that experts use to define what others call yo-yo dieting is becoming a national pastime.

Truth is the world is obsessed with dieting and bottom line is 99 ½% of diets simply do not work because you are taking yourself into a temporary plan. Temporary plans are just that…temporary. The results are going to be temporary when you engage a temporary diet…one that asks you to change your diet…temporarily.

Have you figured out that the keyword here is “temporary”?

Unfortunately, no matter how good we are on our diets…no matter if we stick to the diet to the end, if your diet is not a complete lifestyle change that takes you into the future then your temporary results disappear after a short while.

Most people simply regain what they have taken off when dieting and this kicks in “weight cycling” or yo-yo dieting and the reason a typical dieter begins a new diet plan as many as 4 times a year. The results simply don’t stick around.

The problem is…your waistline is not the only thing taking a hit when you yo-yo. “Repeated crash dieting increases metabolic hormones such as insulin, and elevates levels of sex hormones, including estrogen,” says Andrea Pennington MD. These types of changes cause you to add weight to your middle section…not a good thing because it is linked to insulin resistance, diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease. [Read more…]