Unfortunately, many diets end… with weight gain. This is called the yo-yo effect: after months of deprivation, you have lost weight ... But it is regained, sometimes even exceeded in a few weeks! How to avoid this phenomenon, and these unnecessary efforts?
The yo-yo effect
The yo-yo effect is originally there to protect you. By understanding that you are undernourished, your body's metabolism begins to change and starts to store more fat: in short, it reacts as if you were facing a famine, and that you were involuntarily starving!
Your body's metabolic expenditure is then lowered after an adjustment period. Once you start consuming a higher calorie diet again, your body stays in the same mode, in anticipation of other lean times. If you decide to follow a new diet, the metabolism becomes even more disturbed, and can slow down further.
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