(Closed) very interesting article about weight gain after weight loss…

posted 6 years ago in Fitness
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Busy Beekeeper

Thanks for posting the article.  It was an interesting read – but I felt like it was almost making excuses for WHY it is so hard (even though, I know the author seemed intent on NOT doing that).

I’ve struggled with weight my entire life and know how hard maintaning weight is.  If I have a few bad weeks and pack on 10 pounds (I can do that in a week!) I know I have to regroup and get my food/exercise back on track and it takes at least three or four times as long to lose what I easily gained.

If you think about it – it kind of makes sense.  Your body is going against what it was designed to do (maintain balance).  So, you restrict it to lose weight and then let off and eat whatever when reach your goal weight.  

I know for me, the times my weight has crept back on it’s 100% because my activity changed – hence, LESS calorie buring in combination with more eating.  It really doesn’t take very long to live like that, before the pounds come back.

I don’t see that as rocket science – but more of learning how YOUR body responds to what you consume and exercise.

A couple years ago, when I started losing weight for the wedding, I realized that if I ever want to maintain my weight loss, I’m going to have to focus on what I’m consuming and keep up a workout routine for the rest of my life.

I also STRONGLY do not believe in over exercising (7 days a week, etc) because I think that really causes unnecessary stress on the body and in extreme cases adrenal fatigue.

I also think it’s very helpful to talk to people to find out what has worked for them (for long-term weight loss and maintenance) and to try those things out yourself.

 

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