Taking a break from dieting could improve weight loss. That’s true…. avoiding continues dieting could be the key to loosing weight and keeping the weight off.
Findings published in the In the International Journal of Obesity, showed that in a randomised controlled trial, that taking a two week break from dieting may improve weight loss.
Over a period of 16 weeks, two groups participated in the diet where calories were cut by one third. One group dieted continuously for the 16 weeks, whilst the other group took a break after two weeks and ate simply to keep their weight stable for that period. The second group repeated this two week on and two week off cycle for 30 weeks in order to ensure 16 weeks of dieting.
At the end of the diet, the second group (Intermittent dieting group) lost more weight and gained less weight back after the trial was completed. After 6 months of the diet ending, the intermittent dieting group maintained an average weight loss of 8 kg more than that of the group that continuously dieted.
The Shake It Weight Loss Program, starts with the Intense Phase, which is 6 weeks of calorie reduction. This phase helps you establish new eating and lifestyle habits and maximises initial weight loss. At the end of this 6 weeks you take your first diet break in the Pulse Phase, cycling between 2 weeks off and 2 weeks on, till your goal weight is reached.
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Science Daily. Taking a break from dieting may improve weight loss: Research showed in a randomized controlled trial, that taking a 2-week break during dieting may improve weight loss. (2019). Retrieved from https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/09/170918222235.htm