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Do you find your weight constantly fluctuating? You think you've finally lost weight for good only to see the pounds creep back on?
According to the Federal Weight Control Information Network, this cycle may be 5-10 pounds up and down, or more than 50 pounds repeatedly lost and regained.
Reasons for Weight Fluctuations
The reasons for the weight cycle are often linked to the following four causes:
Extreme and unrealistic diets , such as "fad" or "crash" diets. These types of diets tend to be difficult because you eventually feel deprived and revert to old eating habits.
Poor techniques, such as skipping meals or doing well with your diet during the week but "taking a break" on weekends. These techniques usually result in overeating.
Unrealistic goals, such as wanted to fit into your old high school jeans. Do you really need to be a tiny size to achieve the heart health you desire?
Poor support system. Do the people around you support your new healthy actions or do...
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