Body Weight Management - Losing weight does not change...

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Body Weight Management           Short-Term Versus Long-Term Weight Loss: Need       for a Lifetime Approach Many diets produce good short term results, followed by failure in the long term Many defeat themselves by lowering metabolism   lowers caloric requirement,  and if you need less calories, it’ll be harder to create the deficit necessary to lose  weight   in the long run, you’ll be more metabolically efficient and will likely  regain any short term weight loss Rapid weight loss tends to be a loss of body water and lean muscle mass   the  only way to lose fat is to burn it off Any weight loss of a pound a day have to be partly made up of something other  than fat—that is, water and muscle Water loss is not permanent and does no real good  Muscle loss lowers metabolism   in weight regain after diets, the regained  weight is fat –fat replaces muscle
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Unformatted text preview: Losing weight does not change genetics change environment y lowering available calories, and adapt by losing weight To be successful in dieting, it must be something you can do for the rest of your life because that is how long you will have the genetic predisposition to putting on weight Failure Paths on the Road to Weight Control Fasting or Meal Skipping Human condition has always included food shortage led to thrifty metabolism Any reduction in food intake triggers metabolic slowdown Slower metabolism means you need fewer calories to maintain your weight, and it gets harder to lose weight The body reflexively responds to food deprivation with a binge when food becomes available Eating erratically can both increase your binging while lowering your metabolism...
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This note was uploaded on 03/16/2012 for the course NUTR SCI 132 taught by Professor Anderson during the Fall '09 term at University of Wisconsin.

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