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The True Dangers of Yo-Yo Dieting

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You’re not alone, if like many folks, you struggle with gaining and losing those few excess pounds.

The back and forth of continuous weight fluctuations, or weight cycling, is considered yo-yo dieting—especially if you shed a significant amount of weight, but always tend to gain it back. However, while it’s good for you to lose excess pounds and keep them off, this repetitive pattern of weight loss and gain can actually be dangerous to your health in the following ways…

1. Lowered Metabolism

Research studies consistently show that yo-yo dieting can eventually contribute to decreased metabolism if it’s a continuous cycle. This means that the cycle of losing weight and gaining it back can make it more difficult to shed the excess pounds gain each time.

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