|August 11, 2007
Four out of Five dieters end up at the ice cream counter. Why? Dieting Stinks! 80 percent of diets go belly-up, according to the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Let's look at it logically.
90-95% of people who lose weight with diet gain most of the weight back within 3 to 5 years. Often times more body fat, or weight is gained back due to yo-yo dieting. Drastically reducing calories can slow your metabolism and hinder the weight loss process (Leibel, Rosenbaum & Hirsch 1995). Dieter regains even more weight particularly when old eating habits are resumed and frighteningly, frequent changes of weight increases risk of heart disease and premature death (Brownell & Rodin 1994; Lissner et al. 1991).