Is it possible to avoid the rebound effect? If so, how? Here are some simple tips against the rebound effect in weight loss diets, useful for not regaining the weight you may have lost.
When following a slimming diet (with the precise aim of losing weight and losing weight) it is common for one of the greatest fears to be the so-called rebound effect.
As its name suggests, the rebound effect consists in the recovery of the kilos that have been lost during the follow-up of the weight loss diet, especially once the weight loss regimen has been completed.
One of the main causes that a person can go through this rebound effect is mainly due to following a diet that has caused rapid weight loss (in which especially only fluids have been lost and not fat, which is the ultimate goal); or because after finishing it, the diet changes and begins to eat prohibited foods, exceeding again in a calorie consumption greater than the recommended one.
Are there useful tips to avoid the rebound effect?
Obviously, there are some simple tips that can be extremely useful when it comes to avoiding the rebound effect. Take good note, here are the main ones:
Follow a proper and balanced diet
The diet you follow must have been prescribed by a registered dietitian or nutritionist. This diet should provide you with fewer calories but the different nutrients that your body needs.
In addition, it is recommended that weight loss be progressive, and never rapid, so that the diet should affect a gradual loss of fat, and not just fluids.
It is not advisable to lose weight quickly
In addition to being dangerous to our health, it is not at all advisable to lose weight quickly, losing 2 or 3 kilos every week. In this sense, many nutritionists emphasize the importance that, each week, up to 600 or 800 grams are lost, but not more.
In this way we will in turn avoid that after finishing the diet we will regain the weight that we have lost.
Get regular physical exercise, even if you’ve finished the diet
It is usually common that the person who begins to follow a diet, usually did not practice physical exercise before. Therefore, if starting to follow the diet helps we maintain the habit of practicing sports, when we finish the diet it is essential to continue with that practice.
Continue with the maintenance diet
When we follow the diet with our nutritionist, it is usual that after having achieved our goal, he or she indicates a maintenance diet to follow, the objective of which is obviously to continue with the weight that we have lost and not regain it.