We always knew that some people seemed to lose weight more readily then others but it wasn’t until recently that science started to uncover some of the hidden truths. If you’ve been dieting and exercising with no real results, you might want to read this study from the International Journal of Obesity.
Are You Doomed to Fail at Dieting ?
According to them, eating a high fat diet over a long perod of time damages the biomechanical processes that take place in your stomach. These processes ALSO tell your brain that your stomach is full! Even when you’ve lost weight and you’ve returned to your healthy weight, the biomechanical processes do not return to their original state.
In this study done on mice. They used 2 groups. Once group of mice was given a low calorie diet with 7 percent fat. The second group was given a 60 percent fat diet and ate a high calorie diet. After 12 weeks, obese mice were fed a normal diet and although they lost weight at first, they went on to increase their food intake, matching it to the high-fat diet.
“The stomach’s nerve response does not return to normal upon return to a normal diet,” says study author Dr. Amanda Page. “This means you would need to eat more food before you felt the same degree of fullness as a healthy individual.”
Adds Page: “We know that only about 5% of people on diets are able to maintain their weight loss, and that most people who’ve been on a diet put all of that weight back on within two years (source).”
While research is always helpful in getting to the bottom of weight loss, this is by no means the end of the road. I don’t want people to read this and think they are in fact doomed to be fat. However, what it does tell us is that if you have been over weight your whole life, and you’ve been eating a high fat diet, you must pay attention to portion size after and while you are dropping the weight. I will have to say that I totally agree with these facts and I’ve seen it happen to A LOT of people but there’s a solution to everything so don’t give up just stay informed!
CPT, BS, CES, PES