It’s an all-too-familiar story: You starve yourself to lose 10, 20, 30 pounds, counting calories and getting by on sheer grit and determination. But eventually, your willpower falters – first a little, then a lot. Before you know it, you’ve regained all the weight you lost, and added a few more pounds, as well.
That’s what we call yo-yo dieting – or, to use its more scientific name: weight cycling. And it’s really bad for your physical health.
This cycle of losing and regaining weight is associated with:
- Poor cardiovascular health
- Greater risk of endometrial cancer
- Increased risk of diabetes
- Increased risk of gallstones
- Decreased telomere length (DNA damage)
- Increased waist circumference
- Muscle loss and decreased resting energy expenditure
The key to losing weight and keeping it off is to change the way you eat. It’s not about deprivation – it’s about flooding your body with the micronutrients and phytochemicals it craves. It’s about eating nature’s bounty of delicious food: colorful veggies, luscious berries, leafy greens, mushrooms, nuts, seeds, beans and more. It’s about nourishing your body, feeling terrific, and living a long, healthy life. Find out more by signing up today at Elite Health & Fitness.
I invite you to kick dieting to the curb – and start (or continue) your weight loss and wellness journey by joining me for my NEW Natural Food Weight Loss Program.
Your registration includes a weekly group session with a Q&A period, a 4-week meal plan with simple recipes, access to our private Facebook Support Group, and more.
Join me on Sunday at 11:45 on zoom for an introduction to the plan! Wishing you the very best of health