A current research study carried out in Scandinavia, which was reported in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition discovered that when men dieted correctly less than 60% of the shed weight was fat. The rest was lean tissues. When the same men studied regained weight only 24% of the weight regained was lean tissue – over 75% of the added weight after having lost weight was more fat. That means for people who yo-yo diet – living in a constant change of weight loss 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 showed that the picture for females is even worse! During the diet 35% of the weight lost was lean tissue – originally less than for men. BUT when reading 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 restored had turned into fat.
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