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For years we’ve been instructed that shedding + regaining weight could be detrimental to our well being and metabolism.

In 2016, a New York Instances article about weight regain amongst The Greatest Loser contestants went viral.

Many misplaced hope.

Nonetheless, little is thought about hormone regulation and physique fats composition after a number of episodes of weight biking.

As we speak, a College of Washington workforce launched a first-of-its-kind examine, revealed forward of print within the American Journal of Physiology—Endocrinology and Metabolism that highlights the potential advantages of a number of weight loss makes an attempt.

Repeatedly shedding and regaining weight might result in improved insulin ranges and decrease physique fats percentages in the long run, even throughout weight regain phases. 

This was not a examine funded by Slim Quick or Weight Watchers. The American Journal of Physiology—Endocrinology and Metabolism is a peer reviewed + extremely respected scientific journal. The lead researcher is a medical physician and fellow on the College of Washington.

Whereas the examine was carried out on rats, not people, there may be a lot to be optimistic about.

After the primary cycle, compared with the controls, the burden cyclers ate much less through the weight regain intervals and had decrease physique fats mass and insulin ranges. As well as, there was no distinction in ranges of leptin and ghrelin—hormones that management starvation, urge for food and weight regulation—between the 2 teams, which suggests the steadiness of hormone ranges even all through intervals of weight biking, the analysis workforce defined. “The development in fats mass in addition to enchancment in glucose tolerance seen in our rats that had undergone weight biking implies metabolic advantages to the intervals of caloric restriction, regardless of the stress of the burden acquire instances,” the researchers wrote.

Let’s be sincere. Only a few of us
lose the burden + hold it off on the primary try. I positive didn’t. However ultimately
– I did. And this new examine ought to revive hope for many who’ve purchased into
the notion that it’s almost unimaginable to shed some pounds for good.  

Believing you may is half the battle.

💙 Robyn

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