Three reasons diets don’t work

Interesting interview in The Washington Post that corroborates what I’ve thought about all these special weightloss diet scams and con tricks made to sell books and supplements. Here are the salient points:

  • When you are dieting, you actually become more likely to notice food…and it actually begins to look more appetizing and tempting and harder to resist.
  • As you lose body fat, hormone levels changes, in particular concentrations of the hormones that help you feel full decrease, while hunger hormones increase.
  • As you diet, your metabolism slows down so as to get the most out of the food you are eating and this means storing excess calories as fat.

Who knew? Well, lots of people knew, including many of those scammers with a diet book to sell.

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Award-winning freelance science writer, author of Deceived Wisdom. Sharp-shooting photographer and wannabe rockstar.