Item #1107

Rating: 5 Stars

Category: Diet & Nutrition

Title: 5 reasons we regain weight - The Washington Post


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By Carrie Dennett WellnessMay 6 No one ever says, “I want to lose 30 pounds, keep it off briefly, then gain it all back, with some extra pounds for good measure.” But that’s exactly what happens to most people who lose weight. How do good intentions — and the investment of time and effort needed to lose weight in the first place — unravel? We look for the fast track One of the biggest stumbling blocks is quite simply dieting. Most traditional weight-loss plans call for adopting new food and exercise behaviors that you aren’t able to — or won’t want to — maintain for life. It’s about doing whatever it takes to lose weight, with weight maintenance taking on a nebulous “I’ll worry about that later” quality. One could argue that contestants on “The Biggest Loser” work harder at weight loss than anyone, and most of them have regained the weight.