Why do we gain the weight back after we've lost it?
As I mentioned before, studies show the odds are stacked against us. If we lose weight, chances are we're going to gain it back.
So what's up with that??
NBC News says it's because of a "too restrictive" diet. They quote the Obesity journal that says if people follow a very low-calorie diet, they'll regain significantly more weight back.
Danny Cahill now has to eat 800 calorie less than a typical man of his size. If he eats any more calories than that each day he'll gain weight.
Well, there's proof, even if it's just one man, who proves the theory of rapid weight loss leads to gaining all of it back.
What about me, though?
I lost ONE HUNDRED POUNDS from 2007 to 2010. That's definitely NOT rapid weight loss. Doing the quick math, that's about two-thirds of a pound a week. (Sure, my weight loss was anything from steady loss—ups and downs plagued me.)
Yet here I am, FIFTY POUNDS heavier. I have already lost almost 20 pounds since the first of the year, so realistically, I gained SIXTY POUNDS back.
So why did I gain almost all of my weight back?