This is how long you have to stick to your diet to keep the weight off
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Most people know that crash diets rarely lead to weight loss success. But how long do you really have to stick to a diet to permanently reduce your weight?
Why lightning diets don't help
Those who want to lose weight quickly often try so-called lightning diets. They promise that you will reach your desired weight in no time. The problem with this: These weight-loss cures mostly live from a one-sided diet, so you endanger a balanced supply of nutrients. In addition, they do not have a permanent effect, because these diets lead to the so-called yo-yo effect. Long-term weight loss based on a combination of diet, behavior change and exercise is better.
How long do you have to stick to a diet?
A new study from Denmark, which was published in the specialist journal "European Journal of Endrocinology", provides the answer: According to this, you have to keep a diet for at least a year in order for it to work. Why it is like that? The experts accompanied 20 overweight people over a year. This year the release of various hormones was measured. It was found that after the twelve months there was a significantly higher release (65 percent) of the intestinal hormone GLP-1, which triggers the feeling of satiety. And the hormone P-YY, which curbs the appetite, was also present in higher concentrations.
"The hard thing about dieting is fighting hunger. It's like a drug," explains Signe Sorenson Torekov of the University of Copenhagen, adding: "We are surrounded by so many foods all day that in theory we are all around The most important thing is not to give up and to fight cravings. "