A recent research study carried out in Denmark, and reported in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that when men dieted correctly less than 60% of the lost weight was fat. The remainder was lean tissues. When men regained weight only 24% of the weight they put back on was lean tissue – over 75% of the weight regained after having lost weight was more fat. That means for people who yo-yo diet – living in a cycle of weight loss and then adding it back on again – the lean tissues within their body are gradually being replaced by fat.
The same research proved that the picture for women is even worse! During the diet 35% of the loss was lean tissue – originally less than for men. BUT on reading weight only 15% was lean tissue. When the women in the case study lost and then readded weight, lean muscle was not sufficiently regained – 85% of the weight restored was fat!.
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