Yo-yo effect on most diets


TK nutrition study shows: in six out of ten diets, the yo-yo effect follows

In many diets, the yo-yo effect follows the weight loss results, which is the result of a current nutritional study by the Techniker Krankenkasse (TK). "When the diet is over, you usually fall back into old habits and the body even increases your energy reserves," said TK nutrition expert Nicole Battenfeld, explaining the disadvantage of numerous diets.

The TK nutritional study shows that almost "every second woman (47 percent) and every fourth man (23 percent) already wanted to get rid of annoying pounds with a diet". However, the long-term success was limited for most. Six out of ten people who wanted to lose weight showed the so-called yo-yo effect after completing the diet and "after a short time their weight was as high as before - or even higher," reports the TK. “With a one-sided diet, you do without certain foods for a limited period of time. In the meantime, the organism runs on a back burner, but afterwards more reserves are formed again, explained Nicole Battenfeld.

Basic dietary changes instead of diets In the nutrition study of the Techniker Krankenkasse, the weight-loss users were also asked about the diets used, whereby the three most popular diet methods were the variant "half as much to eat (FDH), counting points or calories and only individual foods like eating cabbage or pineapple ”. Often, however, these diet methods only had short-term success. "It is therefore better to change the diet fundamentally and permanently," reports the TK. A switch to fruits, vegetables and whole grains is recommended here. It is "not less, but to eat differently." This is what "almost every second German (46 percent) has tried before, mostly with success:"

Lack of staying power when changing diets Almost two thirds of those surveyed who have already made a change in diet have, according to the TK, lost weight with their help in the long term. However, 36 percent of those who tried this also failed when changing their diet. Lack of stamina was mentioned in the frozen food study as the most common reason for the failure. In order to hold out better when trying to change the diet, the TK nutrition expert Nicole Battenfeld therefore advises “to tell family and friends about the project - on the one hand because you don't give up so quickly and on the other hand because the support is good for you and maybe you can even find fellow combatants. "(fp)

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