A recent research study carried out in Europe, 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 muscle – 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 reduction and then adding it back on again – the lean tissues within their body are over a period of time being replaced by fat.
The same research indicated that the results for females is even worse! During the diet 35% of the weight lost was muscle tissue – originally less than for men. BUT on reading weight only 15% was lean tissue. When women lost and then regained weight, lean muscle was not completely regained – 85% of the weight regained had turned into fat.
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