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Do you have the "Yo-Yo" Syndrome?

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April 30, 2021

Are you Yo-Yoing? Do you have the “Yo-Yo Syndrome”?

“Yo-yo dieting, also known as “weight cycling,” describes the pattern of losing weight, regaining it, and then dieting again. It's a process that causes weight to go up and down like a yo-yo.” It is the unfortunate cycle of weight gain and loss that may cause a lifelong pattern of despair. People stuck in this negative routine desperately want to lose weight, but they just can't seem to maintain weight loss.

The reasons we yo-yo diet are varied but often include starting on a diet that was initially too extreme. At first, we experience elation at the thought of weight loss and pride in our rejection of food. Then the diet becomes too strict or too boring and we just stop dieting all together and gain it all back and most of the time even more weight comes back on.

The problem is that we just did not find the right diet to begin with. We often seek quick-fix diets because we want to lose our weight fast, when the reality is, it just does not happen that way if we want long-term “life-time” success!

The truth is that no matter which diet you try, the message is clear: Diets do not work. At least not in the long run. Sure, you can lose weight, but after a year, at least 1 in 3 of us gain it back. After 5 years? Almost no one keeps it off.

So how do we break yo-yo dieting?

Here are some top ways to stop yo-yo dieting and lose weight for good:

  1. Get enough sleep.

  2. Exercise regularly.

  3. Slow down your eating.

  4. Get hydrated.

  5. Reduce stress.

  6. Avoid unrealistic expectations.

  7. Eat earlier.

  8. Limit alcohol intake.

  9. Challenge your perceptions and judgments.

  10. Eat breakfast.

  11. Variety is your friend.

If you’re stuck in a yo-yo pattern, something isn’t working. It’s time for a different path to a healthy weight!

Eat right.

Get some exercise.

Get plenty of rest.

You will be on your way to a successful journey of life-time weight loss! 😊

Stop putting yourself through the yo-yoing syndrome today!

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