To lose weight is not as difficult as to keep the achieved results, the extra pounds are always trying to come back again. Why after weight loss returned weight? How to prevent it?
The main efforts of losing weight the person needs to be aimed not at getting rid of extra pounds, but to hold the result. It’s unfair, but after weight loss extra always trying to get back. What is the reason of this phenomenon?
American physiological society conducted an experiment and concluded that during weight loss the body is constantly feeling hungry, so after trying to regain something taken from him. Researchers analyzed the condition of people who lost weight with the help of proper nutrition and daily exercise. The analysis included determination of level of hormones of satiety and hunger, and the feelings of the participants.
All participants were able to lose weight and was able to keep the result achieved within two years, however, they always felt hungry. Levels of the hormone saturation was much lower, while the level of hunger hormone significantly jumped.
Scientists see the phenomenon as developed by evolution reaction. The body sees weight loss as a threat to life, so he produces more hunger hormones to compensate for the lost resources. The hormones that signals the saturation, also began to be produced in increased amounts, but the hormones of hunger prevail, so thinner people again tend to gain weight.
It is the feeling of hunger becomes a hindrance before saving the beautiful body, the body itself creates extra demand for food. Increased appetite is not the only, but the most compelling reason for the return of excess weight. However, evolutionary features not condemn to failure any diet, they only make you think about organizing your diet once the desired weight has been reached.
Most of the participants of the experiment were still able to save the result of diet using fractional power.
Making 5-6 meals a day instead of the standard three meals a day, you’re not giving your body chance to get hungry.
You need to optimize your diet so that it was dominated by the fiber and protein rich foods they long to digest, allowing you to receive the feeling of hunger. Increase protein intake up to at least 10 grams in each meal and doubling the amount of non-starchy vegetables on the plate reduces appetite and allows you to hold satiated until your next meal.
Another small trick, restraining appetite, is to eat a small amount of water during meals. The volume of the stomach is limited, therefore its water content leaves no room for extra food. People who drank a glass of water half an hour before meals for 12 weeks lost three times more weight than those who did not.
If the appetite is so strong that smaller meals and drinking water does not help, then have to turn to medicines to reduce appetite. These drugs block the activity of receptors in the brain responsible for feeling hunger, but many of them have unpleasant side effects – digestive problems, dizziness, fatigue. Before taking any of the medicines you need to consult with a specialist.