February 5, 2019 •
Why You Should Break Your Yo-Yo Dieting Habit:
Caution! Yo-yo dieting may come with grave risks. That was the conclusion of a new study. For this study, researchers followed the weight and health status of 3,768 adults for a period of 16 years. Study subjects who exhibited the greatest fluctuations in body weight (a telltale marker for going on and off diets) were significantly more likely to die. Specifically, for every one unit increase in average successive weight variability, the risk of death increased by 46 percent.
These results are not surprising and echo what past studies have also found. Given the reality that 80-85 percent of individuals that “diet” and lose weight
ultimately regain the weight they lost, and in many cases even more (yikes!), going on a “diet” is not a wise move. Instead, do what overwhelming evidence shows does work—gradually make permanent, healthy changes to your diet and lifestyle. (The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, 2018; DOI: 10.1210/jc.2018-01239
If you want me to take you by-the-hand and guide, inspire, and teach you exactly what the best science shows are the most effective healthy changes to make, enroll in my Weigh Less for Life E-Course—coming this spring. (I am crazy excited about it!)
Did you know you can get FREE access to the course when you attend
my seminar on March 23rd? Sign up before seats fill!