Reasons for gaining more weight after going on a diet
The main reason for the rapid weight gain after a diet is the body’s lower needs for energy. The metabolic rate decreases because of two factors: Firstly, a certain amount of weight is lost; and secondly, besides fat, also muscle tissue is reduced, which consumes more energy in general – whether during physical activity or at rest.
Another influence is the considerable discrepancy in the calorie intake during and after a diet. While losing weight, the body adjusts to the smaller amount of calories a day. When people return to their old eating habits, the organism stores the additional calories as fat reserves.
Solution: Sport in each phase of a diet
Before going on a diet
Everyone trying to lose weight should be well-prepared before starting a diet. It is recommendable to create a detailed nutrition and sport schedule, including the personal goals and conceptions. The phase of losing weight is not a time of torture and renunciation. To just eat about 50% less than normally is the wrong way. That rather causes to gain more weight afterwards. The right way is to have an individual menu, which provides a well-balanced, healthy diet, and is supported by regular physical activities.
Being on a diet
In order to achieve an effective weight loss it is also vital to do sports. That is stimulating for the fat burning, and also stabilises the musculature, which is particularly important since the body’s muscle tissue is reduced on a diet. Such a reduction is hindering from losing weight. Supporting the musculature through sport can prevent this effect.
After the diet
When the extra pounds are gone, the physical activities have to continue – for the body’s fitness and health. It is equally crucial to avoid the old eating rituals. This does not mean that being on a diet is a life-long sentence; rather, a conscious eating routine is needed to give the body more time for rearrangement of the increasing food supply. That way, the silhouette stays slim even after finishing a diet.
Training support made by Omron
A lack of motivation is often the main reason for neglecting sport before, during and after a diet. But especially jogging or walking effectively support the process of losing weight. The JogStyle by Omron is the right device for everybody who is looking for some extra motivation. The handy activity monitor offers several practical functions to support a healthy and controlled weight reduction. Thus, it not only measures the common values for distance, time and velocity but also the calorie consumption and fat burning. The memory function enables the user to easily track, analyse and improve the individual performance. As a personal trainer 24/7, the JogStyle is the perfect companion to keep the weight in the long run.
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