yo-yo dieting

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dieting

 [di´et-ing]
the following of a restricted diet.
yo-yo dieting dieting that causes a cycle of weight loss and weight gain, often producing long-term negative health consequences.
Undesirable dietary cycling characterised by a rapid weight loss then regain

yo-yo dieting

Nutrition Undesirable dietary cycling characterized by a rapid weight loss then regain. See Starvation diet.