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Why Regaining Weight is Common After a Diet

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Whenever you go to a gym, you must have heard the instructor tell you – “you must be regular with your diet!” and I have come across so many people who do the exact opposite only to tell that all the weight they had lost because of a stringent diet, has come back for worse!

Here are the most common reasons why:

Blame the biological clock

Your biological instincts kick in -The body is not aware of the process of dieting and perceives it as starvation! This makes the body activate its survival mode and it results in an escalation of food cravings. Most people on a diet succumb to these cravings and are then no longer on losing end of their weight loss program!

Random gym sessions

You do not follow your gym schedule: Most people believe that eating carefully is enough to lose weight and the gym routine is either not needed or is secondary. This is a myth. If you stop going exercising, your body will stop burning off the stored fat that is essential for weight loss! Dieting only prevents additional weight gain, to burn off what is already stored, you need to exercise.

Eating junk foods

You have returned to your normal eating habits: This is by far the least obvious thing to do but people still do it! If you have lost weight after strict dieting, then your body is lighter and that means it needs fewer calories. But now, you, my friend, have gone back to eating the usual diet and therefore all the extra calories are being converted and stored as fat!

Lack of proteins

You ignore the protein in your diet: So you achieved your weight goals and the world seems brighter! However, if you notice yourself gaining a little weight here and there, it could be because you are not consuming enough proteins. Not getting enough proteins will slow down your metabolic rate and that makes the body more vulnerable to weight gain as your metabolism is no longer burning fats at the required rate!

It is true, what they say! The correct weight is not as difficult to achieve as it is to maintain!

So be aware of your habits if you are following a weight loss diet and come what may do not slip into the old habits!

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