A recent research study carried out in Denmark, and reported in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition discovered that when men dieted correctly less than 60% of the shed weight was fat. The remainder was lean tissues. When men regained weight only 24% of the weight they put back on was lean muscle – over 75% of the weight regained after weight loss was more fat. The results proving that for people who yo-yo diet – living in a cycle of weight reduction and then adding it back on again – the lean tissues in their body are over a period of time being replaced by fat.
Another similar research proved that the results for females is even worse! During the weight loss diet 35% of the weight lost was lean tissue – originally less than recorded within the male study. BUT when regaining weight only 15% was lean tissue. When the women in the case study lost and then regained weight, lean tissue was not satisfactorily regained – 85% of the weight regained was fat!.
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