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September 16, 2019
What is Yo Yo Dieting?
If you don’t know what yo yo dieting is, it’s the pattern of losing and regaining weight, also referred to as weight cycling1. I’m sure you’ve heard of it before, but you maybe haven’t given it a ton of thought. Maybe you just think your weight “fluctuates”. Maybe you think that the diet you tried just wasn’t the right one for you, and the next one will be. But yo yo dieting? You may think that’s not you.
Are You Stuck?
So how do you know if you are stuck in this pattern? What does it actually look like? Answer these questions and find out once and for all if you’ve fallen into the cycle:
If you answered yes to ANY ONE of these questions, chances are that you’re either already in a yo yo diet pattern, or you’re about to be.
What Causes Yo Yo Dieting
There are 3 main factors that lead to this pattern.
Using Real Food to Stop Yo Yo Dieting
If you’re still reading, you’re probably realizing that, yes, you are stuck in this pattern. You can probably even date it all the way back to your high school years! So how do you stop? The answer is simple: stop dieting. Simple. But so freaking hard!
Here are some tips that can help you stop dieting:
Your Action Steps
This is all great information and great advice. But how can you apply this to your life? How can you actually make these changes? You can sit here reading this and say “great, I’m done dieting”. But you need a plan to make that happen.
Here are a few realistic things you can do right now to make sure this diet-free life you’re fantasizing about actually works for you!
This week's blog post was written by Amanda Goodwin, MS RDN LDN. Amanda is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Lifestyle Coach, and founder of Happy Nourished.
1- Is yo-yo dieting making you fat? (2018, June 09).
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