Ever Wonder Why It's so Tough to Lose Weight After a Big Diet?

Have you ever been so frustrated because what you once did to lose weight is no longer working for you?  It's almost like your body outsmarts us somehow.

We've all been there.  We work really hared, get to our goal and then it's like we blink and it's back on us.

Then, we decide we were the one's that messed up so we ramp things back up to go back on a plan to get the weight back ok.  We stick to the plan, like we did before and in 30 days ...we see nothing.  -Nothing happening at all!  Argh! 

I've been there many times back in my dieting days and know how frustrating that is, you feel like it's something you're doing wrong and just flat out sucks.  

I'm a 'sciency' person and always want to know what happens behind the scenes, so I researched more on this.

I found a great medical study from the New England Journal of Medicine called  'Long-Term Persistence of Hormonal Adaptations to Weight Loss' that explained why and it all made sense.

To recap this study, they put the participants on a 500 calorie diet for 8 weeks and of course the participants lost weight.  However they wanted to see what happened on a hormonal level and for how long after such a program.

Here's what they found:

"Caloric restriction results in acute compensatory changes, including profound reductions in energy expenditure11 and levels of leptin12 and cholecystokinin13 and increases in ghrelin14 and appetite,15all of which promote weight regain."

Even more shockingly is that the tested the participants for 3, 6 and 12 months afterward and there were still adverse affects from the diet.

"Our study shows that after diet-induced weight loss, there are alterations in the postprandial release of amylin and pancreatic polypeptide and, more important, that changes in levels of leptin, ghrelin, peptide YY, gastric inhibitory polypeptide, pancreatic polypeptide, amylin, and cholecystokinin, as well as changes in appetite, persist for 12 months." 

This is not good and yet totally backs why we should never do a 500 calorie diet again.  It's just too harsh on the body.  I know it took me 7 months for my metabolism and everything to normalize again before I lost the last 10 lbs.  This is why I'm so passionate about getting the word out about rebuilding your metabolism!

Speaking of this, I'm starting the next group 4 Week Metabolism Makeover this Saturday!  This is such priceless information that I teach in here that will help you rebuild your metabolism and get your body in a fat burning mode and best of all, you'll see great results while you're losing pounds and inches! 

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I'm here to help you rebuild your metabolism, restore your body in that healthy and fat burning zone and have the body and health you want!

 

-Stoney :)

Resources:  http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1105816#t=articleDiscussion