For women who “recover” from being overweight is there an increased risk of becoming overweight again?
It is an established fact that people who recover from depression have an increased risk of becoming depressed again. For people who had one episode of depression the risk of becoming depressed again can be as high as 50%, 70% for those who had two previous episodes, and 90% in those who had three previous episodes.
That’s depression. But what about being overweight? The research clearly shows that approximately 80% of people who lose weight regain the weight they lost. Some regain even more weight than they lost. The risk is there the first time out. No need to wait for the second and third episodes. It’s back to being overweight if you can’t maintain good weight control after losing weight.
For help with weight loss maintenance, please go to “maintain weight loss” in The Reading Room and “going back to old ways” in the White Paper, both of which are in the left-hand column of this blog at MariasLastDiet.com. Or, if you want to have an actual book or an e-book to read through and refer to, check out the weight loss books for women section on the right-hand side of this blog, especially 99 Essential Weight Loss Blogposts and Psych Your Diet: A Daily Dose. Volume 3. Psych Yourself to Keep It Off.
If you need more specific help, email us at email@example.com and we’ll point you in the right direction.
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