It is natural to want to lose a few extra pounds, including after the holidays. However, introducing a yo-yo diet to take care of that weight can damage your health. It can cause a weight gain, cause stomach pains, and play havoc with your psychological state. It is better to stick with a healthy lifestyle than to just “yo-yo” away a few pounds.
- Your body goes into survial mode and prompts the storage of fat for future shortages
- Yo-yo dieting throws off the healthy balance of gut bacteria.
- Our work suggests that eating only slightly less than you should, all the time, and doing physical exercise is much more likely to help you reach a healthy weight than going on low-calorie diets.
By depriving yourself of fuel and maxing out during workouts, your only result is burnout.