Healing Yo-Yo dieting damage.

People drastically underestimate the negative effects and damage that can be done from repeated Yo-Yo dieting with traditional low calorie, low fat diets.

It is especially pronounced when these diets follow a multiple meal and snack model eating 5-7 plus times a day and use processed foods, shakes, and pre-made meals in the process.

This model has been used and is well documented for over 50 years and clearly shows a significant problem.

Studies show that the weight lost in these conventional approaches is limited, is not usually fat and if it is, it is not the organ and visceral fat that matters, and the weight almost never stays off with 130% of the fat lost returning as more fat.

The number of cases where people lose a significant amount of weight and keep it off are very, very few. The estimated probability of going from an obese state to normal weight is over 1 in 1,200.


This model of conventional dieting does not shift the hormonal profile or neurological tone. At best it lessens the severity of the hormones, but does not change the hormonal balance or ratios and therefor the process might be slowed down but is not stopped nor reversed. If the process is not reversed and the hormonal profile not changed then the same problem that caused the weight in the first place will remain and block weight from coming off, continue to shift the body composition to having more fat, and when one returns to eating "normally" for maintenance or the like, will guarantee the return and gain of extra body fat.

Each time we do this the liver, pancreas, adrenals, thyroid, and brain with all their associated hormones get teased and stressed and become less and less willing to play nice.

This is called weight loss resistance. You know it is happening to you when you do the things that you did before to lose weight and nothing happens. Or you do everything perfectly, your diet is stellar, you exercise 3-4 times a week, and at the end of the month.....nothing.....or even worse, your weight goes up. Or you cut calories dramatically with no change in weight but a ton of added misery.

Each time you use this low cal, low fat model you reinforce this problem and lock the issue deeper and deeper into your body and system.

This Yo-Yo profile not only stops you from losing weight but it drive your body to age quicker and promote chronic diseases like diabetes, heart disease, chronic fatigue, Alzheimer's, and even cancer, depression and anxiety.

Cut the string on the Yo-Yo diet game and ditch the low calorie, low fat model for weight loss and health.

Stop cutting calories and start counting hormones and everything will change in time. It takes effort, time, and a solid plan but can and truly has to be done, and you can do it!

We can do better my friends!

Dr. Don

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Dr. Don Clum

I consult and create custom lifestyle centered strategy programs for people looking to improve their health. My programs are lifestyle centered and we leverage as many areas of a person's lifestyle that they are willing to include, such as:
 Diet and nutrition
, Exercise and physical activity, Stress Resilience
, Sleep enhancement

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