August 28, 2012

How to keep weight off for good

Slimming is never an easy thing to do, but to be able to maintain your weight it’s even harder, as you may have experienced this already. But scientists have found that cutting down 300 calories from your daily food is the trick to keeping weight off for good.

A study about obesity presented at the European Congress showed that in order to maintain their weight, dieters need to eat 22 per cent fewer calories a day, compared to a person who hasn’t dieted.

Dietitian Linia Patel, spokesperson for the British Dietetic Association, believes this “can be explained by the effect dieting has on muscles. Dieters’ muscles need fewer calories to do the same work than those of people who haven’t been on the diet in the first place.” Also, muscles help the body burn calories, and the more we age, the less muscles we develop. So when you’re thinking about dieting, you should take into consideration that you’re going to need to pay attention to what you eat for the rest of your life, if you want to be in a good shape.