2023 Author: Anita Thornton | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-22 03:30
Have you ever dieted several times, often successfully, only to end up with a few more pounds rather than a few less?
It's the eternal fight between fast diets and the inevitable weight regain that follows… In the medical world, we call it the yo-yo effect: the weight that goes down and always goes up! What makes us start again, we change miracle diets, we lose weight and oops! Let's take it back…
The statistics say it: 95% of people who follow such diets regain their original weight after some time…
What is a good diet?
A good diet always recommends eating three meals a day and their energy intake should be at least 1,200 calories for women and 1,500 calories for men. Finally, the suggested weekly weight loss should not exceed 1% of the initial weight.
You see, the body is such that it does not like scarcity. After being deprived for a more or less long period, the body reacts by making reserves, storing energy in case there is another slow period. This is why the weight goes back up as soon as we go back to a normal diet, even more if we resume ourbad eating habits.
What about foods that make you lose weight?
No food burns fat more than others. Neither grapefruit nor cabbage soup! It is sure that you will lose weight if you only eat fruits and vegetables for weeks! But you will also lose muscle mass, water and… your energy! The lack of protein will make you feel weak, without adding the high risks of completely disrupting your digestive system and ending up with diarrhea that is harmful to your good he alth.
Making the right choices
Of course, it's all about the food itself… If you eat lots of fruits and vegetables, you're less hungry to eat, potato chips for example! If we drink 8 glasses of water a day, not only does it cut hunger, but it hydrates our skin too! If you choose foods that are reduced in fat or sugar, the same treat no longer has the same consequence.
Watch out for the bathroom scale
Don't weigh yourself every day! Your weight can fluctuate from day to day for all sorts of reasons and this can demotivate you… Weigh yourself only once a week, on an empty stomach, in the morning and you will be better able to notice the real reduction in your weight. weight.
You know, it's not the piece of cake you eat on your birthday that will make you fat! These are all the others you ate every other day of the year! What you have to understand is that, yes, you have to allow yourself a sweetness from time to time.time (it makes it easier to deprive yourself on other occasions…), but you also have to be able to reduce your calorie intake on a daily basis.
You have to watch your diet, try to be reasonable in your daily choices and find tips to help yourself! Like preparing menus in advance, grocery shopping on a full stomach or even using a smaller plate to make it look fuller… These little tricks won't make you lose weight, but they can't hurt either. more!