Keeping the Weight Off

Thursday, September 3, 2009 20:55
Comments Off on Keeping the Weight Off

Keep the Weight Off-1 Promising new research hopes to prove that exercising helps prevent “regaining” weight after dieting by:

• Controlling appetite
• Preventing the increase of new fat cells (new controversial point)
• Boosting metabolism
• Leveling out energy balance (calories in/out)

This study also tries to explain how both psychology and physiology play such a huge role in weight regain. It’s believed that after a person diets they become so hungry they end up eventually breaking down and eating just as much as before they did before they started dieting. And as a result, they regain all the weight.

Whether this study is later proven using humans as test subjects (instead of rats) remains to be seen, but it certainly can’t hurt to get started now and put it to the test for yourself!

Source: “Regular exercise attenuates the metabolic drive to regain weight after long term weight loss.” Paul S. MacLean, Janine A. Higgins, Holly R. Wyatt, Edward L. Melanson, Ginger C. Johnson, Matthew R. Jackman, Erin D. Giles, Ian E. Brown and James O. Hill, all of the University of Colorado Denver, conducted the study. The American Physiological Society published the research in the American Journal of Physiology – Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology.

Both comments and pings are currently closed.