Some people are saying that losing weight isn’t that hard. A person just needs to exercise some self-control. They just need to work out and stop eating as much. However, that’s not true all the time. Let’s discover the truth behind reducing weight.
Most people do not realize that dieting or reducing weight is an uphill battle. In fact, it isn’t effective on a long-term basis.
Even the people who are successful at losing weight returned to their usual body before dieting.
The reason why that happens is that some people are genetically inclined to becoming overweight. Their bodies react to weight loss in such some way that it makes it even tougher to stay it off.
Studies have shown that when people lose weight, their bodies undergo metabolic and hormonal changes.
The Truth Behind Food Deprivation
Calorie or food deprivation actually increases the risk of binge eating by making the brain crave for food even more. Food also triggers an even bigger release of dopamine, giving more of a reward.
Levels of peptide YY and leptin, the hunger-suppressing hormones, have been found to be lower than expected in dieting patients. While ghrelin, the hunger hormone, gets higher.
“What we see here is a coordinated defense mechanism with multiple components all directed toward making us put on weight,”Joseph Proietto, a physician at the University of Melbourne.
The results of the study are important to remember when you’re trying to reduce weight. If you’re struggling, don’t give up. Just don’t beat yourself up by depriving your body.
We are not saying here that successful long-term weight loss is impossible or that working toward being healthy is a waste of effort.
But the next time you criticize a fat person for not putting enough effort into their diet, just remember that losing weight isn’t always as easy as it seems.