The Health Risks of Yo-yo Dieting

The Health Risks of Yo-yo Dieting

New research shows that yo-yo dieting, and the weight fluctuations that come with it, can increase the risk of stroke, heart attack and even death in those with pre-existing coronary artery disease. Though this research only shows an association and not direct cause-and-effect relationship, it does seem to indicate that losing and re-gaining weight is stressful on the body.

Losing weight is a commitment to lifelong changes in your eating and physical activity. Here are a few patterns that you can adopt to create lifestyle changes:

  • Get enough sleep
  • Exercise regularly
  • Slow down your eating
  • Get hydrated
  • Reduce stress
  • Avoid unrealistic expectations
  • Eat earlier

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