How Can I Stop
Yo Yo Dieting
To Lose Weight Without Trying
Yo Yo dieting is the bain of everyone who
wants to lose some weight and keep it off isn't it. We've all done it!
You want to lose weight but it can be a constant struggle. You may
have tried all sorts of fad or quick fix diets and lost a few
pounds, only for it to come bounding back on again, and then some.
To be honest, these quick fix diets are the most dissappointing ones of
all as the weight drops off very quickly to start with - they say it's
mostly water in the first ten days which is easiest to lose, and then
there's the plateau where everything stands still, or sometimes you can
even put a pound or two back on. It's frustrating and you wonder where
you're going wrong because you're definitely sticking with the diet.
that nothing is happening on the weight loss scene...
Frustration sets in and you feel you're not going to lose any more, so you
give yourself a treat to stop feeling so despondant and sluggish,
then the guilt and depression kicks in as the weight starts coming
back on, so you eat more to console yourself.
It's very easy to explain what is happening to your body while you are
on a crash diet like this.
Firstly, you are keeping your calorie intake low or exercising more, hopefully to get your
body to burn up some fat, but the 'fat' isn't burned up in the first
stages and doesn't start to get burned up until after the plateau is
What happens is all your bodily cells and muscles contain water and
easily usable (watery/glucose) fats that are normally used for energy to keep
your body working properly.
It's this 'water' that is lost first and this means your body has to
naturally slow down to save energy. Your metabolism has got its brakes
on so that
your body can survive on the restricted diet and this 'brakes on'
effect happens very quickly.
Once you add extra calories to your intake your metabolism doesn't
speed up straight away. It can be another two or three weeks before it
gets back to how it should be, and this is the time your weight
rebounds big time.
But there is a way round this...
You can trick your metabolism by eating specific foods and taking
small amounts of erratic exercise to get it working faster so you are
burning more calories, that way your weight will come off, although at
a slower, steadier pace which is far more beneficial to your wellbeing
than crash diets ever could be.
These foods stimulate your thyroid to work propely, as does the quick
boost exercise, as when we are overweight, that organ, along with
others, has a restricted hormone output causing us to feel
lethargic and that way put on more weight.
If you do take exercise regularly, like going to the gym, your
metabolic rate will be naturally adjusted
to suit your exercise and calorie intake, just like it would if you
took no specific exercise but pottered about all day, so what you need
to do is to
give your body a quick boost by making it demand more energy from your
fat, but only in small sessions every couple of days.
Read more about it in our free download to get a truthful and
complete understanding of what your metabolism really is and
trick it into action as
your metabolism is the key to stopping this yoyo dieting
Our recommendation is to keep clear of quick fix diet pills and potions
and make a determined effort to uderstand how to get your life back on
target with speeding up your metabolism through proper eating.
People have tried taking thyroxine - the drug supplied for an
underactive thyroid - in the hope it would speed up their metabolism,
and have found some success, although this drug also speeds up the
heart as well, so anyone who is unfit and carrying surplus fat should
be very wary of
Most diet pills are a total waste of
time as they are mostly diuretics with a fancy manufacturers name and packaging - meaning water tablets
for blood pressure - making you dispose of any water within
body, which in turn means you lose weight quite quickly, but not in a
healthy way. Your kidneys can come under a lot of stress using these long term,
as can most of your other organs, especially if you take too many.
The biggest benefit of diet pills is that most people want the
weight off NOW! But obviously that's why yo yo dieting is so widespread
with the use of pills and potions for the quick fix with the sudden gain
of water once the diet is accomplished and the
plateau is reached.
The best way all round is to aim for a slow weight loss of maybe 2 or 3
pounds per week rather than the quick fix, with a view to speeding up
your metabolism in a sensible way through eating a natural, varied diet
and taking small amounts of erratic exercise beyond your normal
exercise levels, that way keeping that weight off for good.
After all, isn't that the way you put the weight on in the first place, slowly and naturally?