Web Cowgirl 衛 思 維 (webcowgirl) wrote,
Web Cowgirl 衛 思 維

On losing weight (or not)

I've been keeping track of a series of articles about weight loss and gain I've been seeing, mostly in the New York Times, and this most recent one, "The Fat Trap," is an excellent examination of how damned hard your body works to keep weight on once you've got it. The effect they described seems to be a particular problem for yo-yo dieters, if I'm reading their research correctly - basically your body sends signals to MAKE YOU HUNGRIER and then becomes more efficient at burning calories so you actually get LESS value out of the same amount of exercise as someone who hasn't lost a bunch of weight.

One of the things I liked best about this article, though, is that it said it should be solid evidence to those in the medical community that losing weight is so much harder than they like to imagine. Ive got friends who tell me every time they go to the doctor, they harp on about losing weight and pretty much fail to acknowledge any weight loss that has happened. Perhaps a printout of this would help change their tune.
Tags: it's all a big fat lie
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