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Complications of Weight cycling

Complications of Weight cycling:

Weight Cycling: NIDDK (Excerpt)

A person who repeatedly loses and gains weight should not have more trouble trying to reach and maintain a healthy weight than a person attempting to lose weight for the first time. Most studies show that weight cycling does not affect one’s metabolic rate—the rate at which the body burns fuel (food) for energy. Based on these findings, weight cycling should not affect the success of future weight-loss efforts. Metabolism does, however, slow down as a person ages. In addition, older people are often less physically active than when they were younger. Regardless of your age, making regular physical activity as well as healthy eating habits a part of your life will aid weight loss and improve health overall. (Source: excerpt from Weight Cycling: NIDDK)

Weight Cycling: NIDDK (Excerpt)

Weight cycling has not been proven to increase the amount of fat tissue in people who lose and regain weight. Researchers have found that after a weight cycle, those who return to their original weights have the same amount of fat and lean tissue (muscle) as they did prior to weight cycling. People who exercise during a weight cycle may actually gain muscle. (Source: excerpt from Weight Cycling: NIDDK)

Weight Cycling: NIDDK (Excerpt)

Losing and regaining weight may have a negative psychological effect if you let yourself become discouraged or depressed. Weight cycling should not be a reason to “feel like a failure.” Instead it is a reason to refocus on making long-term changes in your diet and level of physical activity to help you keep off the pounds you lose. (Source: excerpt from Weight Cycling: NIDDK)

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About complications:

Complications of Weight cycling are secondary conditions, symptoms, or other disorders that are caused by Weight cycling. In many cases the distinction between symptoms of Weight cycling and complications of Weight cycling is unclear or arbitrary.


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