Weight lost sometimes comes back after weight loss

The New York Times wrote that after the TV program “The Biggest Loser” bodies fought back against weight loss and that contestants metabolisms became even slower than before, within a few years. [1]before and after

Results of a new study, in the journal of obesity, found that : “Metabolic adaptation persists over time and is likely a proportional, but incomplete, response to contemporaneous efforts to reduce body weight.” [1]

After you have lost weight your body automatically tries to recover to your heaviest (original) weight.

Things you can do to counter this effect

Introduce permanent changes your lifestyle

  • Consume little or no processed foods, starches, sugars (and/or other high calorie foods)
  • Eat more: Fresh uncooked vegetables, fruits and nuts as part of meals or as meal replacements
  • Sleep a minimum of seven to eight hours each day (Sleep lost can never be recovered)
  • Establish regular exercise and activities that repeat at regular intervals (walking, activities)
  • Take supplements of Vit D and other nutrients (that may decrease seasonally or lowered absorption due to age)
  • Compare your meals and portion sizes to a closed fist

Lifestyle changes: Keep in mind the main list of go-to superfoods:nuts

  • Avocados (raw or raw in salads)
  • Spinach & Kale (raw in salads and cooked)
  • Broccoli (raw in salads and cooked)
  • Tomatoes (raw or cooked)
  • Oily Fish (Sardines, Salmon etc)
  • Fermented foods (Sauerkraut, Pickles, Yogurt, etc)
  • Quinoa, Seeds & Nuts
  • Onions & Garlic (raw in salads)


[1] https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/6-years-after-the-biggest-loser-metabolism-is-slower-and-weight-is-back-up/


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