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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The study compared lifelong obesity with the weight fluctuations of "yo-yo dieting", which is believed to be harmful.
When yo-yo dieting, weight often goes back on as fat, leaving you with more fat and less protein than you began with.
But Kimberley added she has bounced back from her yo-yo dieting ways and she revealed she keeps trim the right way nowadays.
Washington, Nov 10 (ANI): Yo-yo dieting and repeated bouts of sugar-bingeing could be harmful for the brain and generate overeating, claims a new study.
She said: "Yo-yo dieting is why many people simply give up on and break diets early."
"An intervention product that can help people modify eating behaviour over time will offer serial dieters a real opportunity to break the cycle of overeating and yo-yo dieting," The Telegraph quoted David Towse, marketing manager of strategic brands at Goldshield, as saying.(ANI)
This pattern of yo-yo dieting, or weight cycling, is bad for our morale - but worse for our health.
"This volume loss can be compounded by yo-yo dieting, where not only do you create volume loss, but also stretching of the facial supporting ligaments due to repeated facial volume gain and volume loss, which causes deeper nose to mouth lines and jowls,'' he added.
I've done my own share of yo-yo dieting over the years but even when I was at my very biggest at a size 18, I never considered a gastric band.