Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Diet Reality: You Must Cut 300 Calories Permanently in Order to Keep Weight Off

Brutal reality:
To stay at their new weight, it seems, slimmers needs to eat less than someone of the same weight who has not dieted.  
To be precise, they need to eat at least 300 fewer calories a day.  This equates to a bag of Maltesers and a Milky Way – the sort of treats they were probably looking forward to enjoying after the pounds had come off. 
And over the course of a week, it amounts to 15 cans of cola or 17 slices of buttered toast.
The European Congress on Obesity heard that several quirks of biology combine to create a ‘perfect storm’ that makes it all but impossible to keep lost weight off.
And other information I've read says you need to do this for 3-6 years to establish a new set-point.

Whole story from the Daily Mail.