- Calorie restriction produces stress hormones, that act on fat cells to increase the amount of abdominal fat.
- Binge eating is a common mammalian response to calorie deprivation
- Our calorie-hoarding frames have strong mechanisms to stop weight loss, but weak systems for preventing weight gain.
- After you’ve lost weight, there’s an increase in the emotional response to food.
- After dieting, metabolic slowdown can mean that just to maintain a stable weight, people must eat around 400 fewer calories a day post-diet than before dieting.
We underestimate the severe consequence of dieting on our bodies, including persistent weight gain.
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