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.
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Although there is yet no precise definition of yoyo dieting, those that had been on and off a diet frequently (for instance, more than once a month) were eligible to participate in the study.
We live in this quick fix environment - everyone wants a quick fix, they don't want to change their lifestyle, they just want a quick diet that they can stick to for a while and get the result, and they think that's it, which is the basis of yoyo dieting," she says.
With the help of a psychologist, Ann tried to find out the impact images of stick-thin models have on young girls' body image, and chatted to Anne Diamond about whether some celebrities are responsible for pedalling a yoyo dieting lifestyle.