If you have been gaining weight over the last few months or years, or if you have been yo-yoing between weight loss and weight gain, then you may have lost control over weight. This can be very difficult on your overall health and can increase your risk of certain serious health conditions such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and even some forms of cancer.
For this reason, when you do decide to lose weight, your strategy shouldn’t focus only on reaching your goal, but it should also concentrate on weight maintenance. Losing the weight is only the first step. Making sure that it never comes back is even more important.
This is important not only to your physical health but to your mental and emotional wellbeing, as well. The reason is that dieting is a stressful activity. Very few people actually like doing it. Therefore, having to go through it repeatedly can be quite taxing on your ability to remain happy. Research from Duke University was recently published in JAMA Internal Medicine journal and revealed that one of the main areas in which diets fail is that they don’t stop you from regaining the weight.
The study was conducted with the participation of 194 African American women who were divided into two groups. The first group was provided with advice and counseling for weight loss. The second group was provided with advice and counseling for weight maintenance. After one year was complete, the group counseled in weight loss continued to gain weight. The weight maintenance group maintained their weight. The same results were seen after 18 months.
The reason, according to Gary Bennett, PhD., the lead author of the study and an associate professor of psychology and neuroscience and global health at Duke University, was that “The maintenance principles apply much more widely.” He also added that maintenance feels far more achievable than losing weight.
Therefore, keep the longer term in mind while you are dieting. Use Phentramin-d as a tool to help you to learn the right habits for living a healthier lifestyle so that your weight will naturally reduce and then stay that way. You’ll be able to build new routines around eating and exercising and will be able to stick to them over the long term once your weight loss goal has actually been achieved. This will stop the weight from returning and will end the weight gain/weight loss cycle.