Ap­petite in­crease af­ter di­et­ing fu­els weight re­gain

Irish Independent - Health & Living - - UPDATE -

YOU have suf­fered and en­dured the dis­ci­pline of a diet and shed the weight. But once again the yo-yo ef­fect steps in and the pounds start to pile back on.

New re­search is now pro­vid­ing in­sight into why so many peo­ple re­gain weight. The key may be linked to ap­petite.

Peo­ple who suc­cess­fully lose weight get re­ally hun­gry and the body forces us to eat about 100 calo­ries more than usual for every two pounds or so of weight lost, re­searchers found.

It’s this surge in ap­petite, even more than the drop in me­tab­o­lism peo­ple have af­ter weight loss, that drives weight re­gain, said re­searchers at the Na­tional In­sti­tutes of Health in Bethesda, Mary­land.

The find­ings, to be pub­lished in the jour­nal Obe­sity, may change how doc­tors treat pa­tients who have lost weight, al­low­ing them to de­velop new guide­lines.

It is not clear whether small weight changes trig­ger ap­petite changes in the same way as big losses and fur­ther re­search is needed.

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