Dear MEL Topic Readers,
How your body fights back when you diet
There are billions of people who are hungry and underweight in the world. Many of them have to work very hard only to fill their and their family’s stomachs. In the meantime, there are people who want to or need to lose weight desperately. Some of them try to diet but most of them fail even though how seriously and determinedly they work for it.
Why? Is that the methodology, metabolism, or will that make difference?
The human body is like a car engine. Fuel efficiency is depending on the type of engine, fuel, and acceleration. If you consume more energy than intake, or eat less and use the same calories, you’ll burn what you ate first and then stored fat. But there is more to it. When calorie intake is lessened, your body metabolism tries to adjust itself to the new situation, meaning it becomes more fuel efficient. Even if you eat less, your weight may not change that much, and if you eat just a little more during a diet, you’ll burn less and get fatter. This so-called rebound effect is extremely frustrating as it ruins the effort and patience the person has made.
So, what will be the right way to reduce weight?
Enjoy reading and learning the mechanism of human diet and metabolism.