It’s a familiar tale. You put your full effort into losing weight; counting calories, drinking plenty of water, exercising regularly, and after a couple months results become physically noticeable and you feel great. Then just like that, you lose focus on the health kick and within weeks it seems as if all you have worked for to get in better shape has vanished. This effect is known as “yo-yo dieting,” which can have many negative consequences for your body.
By gaining and losing weight in a short amount of time, your body has little time to adapt so your metabolism fights to fuel your body while active then stores more fat once you stop. While losing weight, a majority people fail to maintain once a goal is reached and quickly gain the pounds back, often more than was lost. To ensure your body works at full efficiency and you don’t harm your organs, avoid yo-yo dieting and strive to maintain a healthy mass.