Wow, thank you so much!!! I needed this and I’m sure Kat did as well. I’m currently dealing with the effects of yo-yo dieting. I’m on more medication than I was before I started my journey. Definitely learning through my mistakes and trying to get back on track.The effects of yo-yo dieting over a long time can cause a lot of damage to your hormones and metabolism. This is usually the cause when females are eating next to nothing, doing too much cardio, and can't lose weight. As indicated by your tests your RMR where if you laid in bed and did nothing is more then what you are eating, and why you can't lose weight when you factor in NEAT + exercise putting you at such a large caloric deficit it is doing more harm then good.
This can only be fixed by figuring out a few things
- are there any underlying medical issues that need to be fixed?
- Are there any issues with thyroid, insulin, a1c, testosterone, or estrogen? I know some girls who have the testosterone of 0, and no matter what they try and do it won't work.
- Raising calories to restore your metabolism
- Get out of the yo-yo dieting of large swings of calories and then low periods of calories
Social media is a mental mind F for females because everyone always shows themselves at their leanest, and its hard to see that image fade in the mirror, but we have to realize being lean for so long is not always optimal, ideal, or healthy for our long term health.
Yo-yo dieting is the pattern of losing weight, regaining it and then dieting again. This article examines 10 reasons why yo-yo dieting is bad for you.www.healthline.comA majority of studies show yo-yo dieting leads to a higher body fat percentage. This can lead to other changes that make it harder to lose weight.By ALEXANDRA MATZKO According to research, 60-70% of overweight Americans will successfully be able to lose the weight. However, 95% of diets fail. How is that possible? Well, 95% ofwww.williamsonhomepage.com
Layne had a great point from his FLF Book with researching showing the following:
Check out this study (in rats but rat metabolism is very similar to human metabolism) detailed on page 27 of Fat Loss Forever (link below) where researchers had rats diet to lose a certain amount of weight. Then they let them regain the weight back to their original weight. They put the weight back on twice as fast as they lost it. Then they attempted to have them diet back down eating the same amount of calories as before but this time it took them TWICE AS LONG to lose the same amount of fat on the same calories as before!!!! Then they let them regain it back to the original weight again... THEY REGAINED IT 3x AS FAST!
When you do so much damage to your body over a long period of time it will be a VERY LONG and a very mentally draining process to trying to restore your body to homeostasis. It won't be easy and you will have a lot of mental struggles in the future, but it can be done if you trust the process and know there will be a lot of uncomfortable periods and decisions that will only make you stronger if you follow through with them.
I could post a lot more but I think you get the point and I don't want to write a bible in here.
We live and learn, we make mistakes, but we have to carry on and push through them in order to be the best person we can be. Don't let it get to your head and know its a temporary setback.
And yes, social media totally destroys people’s self esteem, and is the reason why I stay off of it.