Our body reacts to dieting using an evolutionary response, meaning when you restrict food intake this causes your metabolism to slow down. This was a smart evolutionary hack to prevent you from losing too much weight in times of famine.
The problem with repeatedly dieting is your resting metabolic rate is now significantly lower than if you had never dieted.
In other words, diets make your body think it’s starving.
That slows down the metabolic rate to minimize weight loss, and when you eat normally again, it stores fat for the next round of expected starvation.
More than 90% of people regain all the weight they lost, and over 70% of dieters become heavier than when they began dieting.
No diet can raise your resting metabolic rate. In fact, over time, continuous dieting lowers it for good.
With a lower RMR, you’re more likely to become overweight, and when you carry excess body fat, this slows your metabolic rate again, leaving overweight people stuck in a vicious cycle that Dietless Life can free you from.