The dynamics of losing weight comes in various dimensions, and therefore if losing weight is one of your concerns, then you probably understand the dynamics. With this chances are that you may have heard of yo yo dieting. And for clarity purpose yoyo dieting occurs when one loses a significant amount of weight but letter on gains it back. Because of its recycling nature it is also called weight cycling or repetitive pattern of weight loss and weight gain. This is not a very good practice as it brings with it lots of discouragement to individuals who have committed to losing weight. This discouragement (weight cycling and yoyo dieting problem) can be a very big hindrance to weight loss progress. Doctor Akoury in her AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center is committed to resuscitating the dying hopes of those who have done through this process of losing and gaining. If you want lasting solution to all your weight related problems then you need to schedule for an appointment with doctor Akoury today.
The starting point would be to understand the various causes of yo yo dieting as this will help you flee away from all the negative impacts it may inflict in your life. Ordinarily the yo yo effect is usually caused by weight loss plans which incorporate skipping meals either by fasting or crash diets which drastically lower your daily caloric intake. Remember that when the body is starved of the calories it needs for energy, it will adapts to the change by slowing down your metabolism which is the process through which your body burns the food you eat in order to produce energy. It must be noted that with this practice your metabolism may not get back to normal even when you resume your normal lifestyle. The implication of this is that you will gain more weight in the process. In some cases, not only will you gain back the weight you lost during the diet, but you may even gain more than before.
Muscle loss is another effect that is associated with yo yo dieting. When your daily caloric intake becomes extremely low, your body tends to digest your muscle cells. Less muscle mass also contributes to slower metabolism. Instead of the slim and toned figure that you’re aiming for, you end up with a thinner but flabbier body.
It’s true that most crash diets and other rapid weight loss solutions can succeed in helping you shed pounds in a short time. However, it’s important to know that this weight loss is generally due to the loss of water weight and muscle mass. Aside from the fact that the weight loss is merely temporary, yo yo dieting has other negative effects. For example, your failure to lose weight permanently may eventually impact on your emotional health which is likely to results in depression, stress and eating disorders.
Fluctuating weight can also result in a higher risk of developing cancer and heart disease. You might also suffer from losing hair and developing osteoporosis, among other health conditions. This is due to the fact that most crash diets are weak in essential nutrients for healthy hair, bones and good health in general. Because of the low caloric intake, fatigue and difficulty in concentrating might also result from yo yo dieting.
Besides the above some studies suggest that weight cycling may increase the risk for certain health problems including:
These conditions often affects adults who are not obese and do not have weight-related health problems, experts recommend maintaining a stable weight to avoid any potential health risks associated with weight cycling. Obese adults, however, should continue to try to achieve modest weight loss to improve overall health and reduce the risk of developing obesity-related diseases.
Losing and regaining weight may have a negative psychological effect if you let yourself become discouraged or depressed. Weight cycling should not be a reason to “feel like a failure.” Instead it is a reason to refocus on making long-term changes in your diet and level of physical activity to help you keep off the pounds you lose.
Weight cycling has not been proven to increase the amount of fat tissue in people who lose and regain weight. Researchers have found that after a weight cycle, those who return to their original weights have the same amount of fat and lean tissue (muscle) as they did prior to weight cycling. People who exercise during a weight cycle may actually gain muscle.
Some people are concerned that weight cycling can put more fat around their abdominal (stomach) area. People who tend to carry excess fat in the stomach area (apple-shaped), instead of in the hips, thighs, and buttocks (pear-shaped), are more likely to develop type two diabetes heart diseases, and high blood pressure. Studies have not found, however, that after a weight cycle, people have more fat around their stomachs than they did before weight cycling.
A person who repeatedly loses and gains weight should not have more trouble trying to reach and maintain a healthy weight than a person attempting to lose weight for the first time. Most studies show that weight cycling does not affect one’s metabolic rate. Based on these findings, weight cycling should not affect the success of future weight-loss efforts. However metabolism does slow down as one ages. Take note of this that irrespective of your age, making regular physical activity as well as healthy eating habits a part of your life will aid weight loss and improve your overall health.
The best way of preventing yoyo diet is by boosting your metabolism instead of slowing it down. This can be achieved by increasing your amount of physical activities. You should also look for ways to lose weight gradually and safely, because this produces a more effective and longer-lasting weight loss.
Finally getting information from different sources is very good because it makes you informed and so that you can do the right thing. For health issues of this magnitude, you will need to get to talk to the professionals on optimal weight loss. Therefore the starting point would be visiting AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center under Doctor Akoury’s care for all the answers of your weight related concerns. Doctor Dalal Akoury cares for you and up on scheduling for an appointment with her, she will turn focus on Neuroendocrine Restoration (NER) to reinstate normality through realization of the oneness of Spirit, Mind, and Body, Unifying the threesome into ONE and your life will never be the same again.