• DanEiden

Calorie cutting = No win approach

Updated: Jul 7, 2019

To kind of piggy back on my post yesterday on how dieting by calorie restriction does not work long term the studies on the percent of people that regain weight after a calorie restricted diet supports that. Now the exact percent of people who regain weight after dieting is not known as every study will vary a little. Some studies show 95 % of people who lost weight regain it all within a year. Others are more conservative numbers like 70 %. Regardless of the study you go by the stats aren’t good. There are many reasons why dieting doesn’t work long term. One of the reasons is when calorie intake is restricted the body’s metabolic rate slows down. This means you burn less fat. Another reason is calorie restriction tends to elevate the hunger hormones leptin and grehlin as well as fat storing (lipogenic) enzymes. These can stay elevated after the dieter resumes normal eating and can lead to weight and fat regain. Also dieting with calorie restriction almost always leads to muscle loss which then further slows fat burning. With the muscle loss you end up weighing less in the short term but with a poor body composition (muscle to fat ratio). #fat #fatlosstips #fatloss #weightloss #weightlosstips #weightregain #muscle #diet #fitness #diettip #health #calories #lasvegas #lasvegaspersonaltrainer #personaltrainer #fitnesstrainer #gymtrainer #strengthcoach


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