Why weight reduction diets usually fail

Why weight reduction diets usually fail

We frequently read about the benefits of getting into better shape physically to improve our quality of life, help us live better with CLL and have an easier time with treatment, should we need it. This topic was most recently explored in this popular question for suggestions on diet help:

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Amanda Salis, a National Health & Medical Research Council of Australia Senior Research Fellow in the Boden Institute of Obesity, Nutrition, Exercise & Eating Disorders at University of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, explains why our well meaning efforts to lose weight are so often doomed to failure in the link below. Due to the way our bodies so cleverly work to sustain us through famine (which in communities with good food availability only occurs when we go on a diet), it seems that it is no surprise that weight so easily gained is subsequently so hard to shed. It's not just a matter of reducing our food intake and/or increasing our exercise levels, we have to overcome a series of powerful physiological mechanisms, termed the "famine reaction":

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(Includes a tip on what could improve your chance of success along with a short video.)

See also Forget fad diets – this is what you should eat:

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Neil

With the frequent hops and flits that made this Eastern Yellow Robin so hard to photograph, I doubt these birds ever need to go on a diet!

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  • Interesting article Neil, at the least it explains why I get cold on fast days when I follow the 5.2. diet.

    Thanks for this article.

    Bubnjay

    Nice Bird

  • AussieNeil I would sure like to Know the NAME of the wetlands you photopgraph from. FIrst full blood test taken yesterday to see where my CLL is realy at.Two weeks before results and thanks to this network i will have questions regarding results

    Brad7

  • Seems that one easy way to lose weight is to reduce the size of your dinner plate.

    Stephen S Holden, Associate Professor, Marketing at Bond University, Queensland, Australia examines the influence of portion size on weight:

    theconversation.com/health-...

    Another way to lose weight is to watch the included Monty Python sketch - in full screen if you are desperate. Otherwise I'd strongly warn against watching it!

    Neil

  • Health Check: ten ways to save 2,000 kilojoules and drop a clothes size; Clare Collins, Professor in Nutrition and Dietetics at University of Newcastle:

    theconversation.com/health-...

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