We’ve all done it. Planning on losing weight for a special event or holiday, only to get to 2 weeks before and not started yet, then panic on taking up drastic action in the form of a crash diet to shift the weight. Then, as soon as it’s over, return to your previous unhealthy eating. Sound all too familiar?
Are you aware of how bad this yo-yo dieting is for our bodies? Research shows it is healthier not to diet at all than to go on a ‘diet’. Dieting characteristically promotes yo-yo dieting, which is more dangerous than maintaining a consistently overweight body weight. This is because the hormone cortisol is increased as a result of extreme calorie restriction, and if present in the body for long spells, can have countless negative effects. It can even increase risk of major illnesses like heart disease, cancer and diabetes.
Low calorie diets also lead to muscle wastage, which means that upon returning to your prior eating habits, you’ll be left with a physique that lacks muscle and carries fat. Alongside this, your metabolism will be slower, you may experience limited brain function, tiredness, fatigue, and irritability.
A much safer, healthier and more permanent approach is to find a plan you’ll stick to. Alevere Transform helps you lose weight in the most effective way possible. Our Alevere Balance phase then offers the aftercare support needed to keep you on track. Find out more and get in touch here.