Some statistics show that more than 8 out of every 10 people (and sometimes even more) who lose weight will gain it back within 5 years. Some studies have shown that this yo-yo weight loss increases the risks of developing high blood pressure, high cholesterol, gallbladder disease, diabetes, depression, heart disease, and cancer.
It is believed that weight cycling is most common in people who follow very restrictive diets in order to lose weight. Another reason that it is difficult to keep weight off is because of a metabolic compensation for weight loss—the less you weigh, the less food you can eat if you want to maintain your weight.
Putting an end to Weight Cycling
These tips may help:
We strive to utilize the non diet approach which maintains that the body will attain its natural weight if the individual eats healthfully, becomes attuned to hunger and fullness cues, and incorporates physical activity. This approach focuses on achieving health rather than attaining a certain weight.